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Trains from Chicago to St Joseph

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Trip Summary

There are 15 daily trains from Chicago to St Joseph. Traveling by train from Chicago to St Joseph usually takes around 27 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pere Marquette train can make the trip in one hour and 43 minutes.

Distance60 mi (97 km)
Fastest train1h 43m
Lowest price£16.71
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago to St Joseph

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Candace

26 August 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Pere Marquette

The train left on time and arrived on time. I will happily use it again between my home in St. Joseph and Chicago.

The train left on time and arrived on time. I will happily use it again between my home in St. Joseph and Chicago.

5.0

Mary Jan Victoria

26 June 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Seats are very comfy and spacious

Seats are very comfy and spacious

4.0

German

1 January 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Pros: I don’t have to drive. Cons: Seat.

Pros: I don’t have to drive. Cons: Seat.

5.0

Pamela

17 July 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Pros: Very clean and comfy accommodations, never took Amtrak before but this experience was pleasant. Cons: I would have loved to purchase a snack but the lines were impossible. At least 30+minutes. Tips: Relax and enjoy. Bring your own snacks.

Pros: Very clean and comfy accommodations, never took Amtrak before but this experience was pleasant. Cons: I would have loved to purchase a snack but the lines were impossible. At least 30+minutes. Tips: Relax and enjoy. Bring your own snacks.

What is the price of a train ticket from Chicago to St Joseph?

In the last month, £93.90 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago to St Joseph. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £19.18 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£119£80£40MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Chicago to St Joseph will vary between £74 and £111. Planning a train trip to St Joseph within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Chicago over the next 7 days is £87. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

£60£48£36£24£12JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Chicago to St Joseph by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £15 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Chicago to St Joseph in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £57 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

£119£95£72£48£243020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to St Joseph from Chicago will be about £19.18 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Chicago to St Joseph?

2 train services operate from Chicago to St Joseph. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 13 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak131d 8h 14m£124.79
Amtrak Pere Marquette12h 18m£18.83
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 13 Amtrak trains from Chicago to St Joseph every day, as well as 10 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £23.

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  • Amtrak Pere Marquette

    Amtrak Pere Marquette

    Named after a famous French explorer, the Amtrak Pere Marquette is a train route from Grand Rapids to Chicago. The Pere Marquette travels from Chicago to St Joseph in about 2 hours and 18 minutes. Trains include onboard WiFi, a cafe car, and a quiet car ideal for sleeping or working. The Pere Marquette is consistently rated highly for its timely service and quality train cars by passengers traveling to St Joseph.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to St Joseph during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Chicago to St Joseph?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Chicago to St Joseph. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to St Joseph?

The distance between Chicago and St Joseph is approximately 60 miles, or 97 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 27 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 43 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Chicago to St Joseph on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Chicago at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Chicago to St Joseph?

There are 15 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Chicago to St Joseph. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from St Joseph to Chicago.

City Information

Chicago

Known for its innovative architecture, cultural contributions to jazz and house music, and of course that irresistible deep-dish pizza, the many sights and experiences in Chicago make it one of the best urban vacation destinations for millennials and a top destination in Illinois.

You can't beat the views of the city and Lake Michigan from the SkyDeck in the Willis Tower; at over 1,300 feet, this is the highest observation deck in the U.S. Snap that classic selfie with the Bean in Millennium Park, then wander the many museums in nearby Grant Park. Navy Pier is a popular tourist hotspot for its parks, restaurants, and attractions right on Lake Michigan, and baseball fans will find paradise in Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and sports bars galore.

Chicago's enormous parks offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities in gorgeous urban settings. Many companies offer kayak rentals or boat tours on the Chicago River, with special tours running on Saint Patrick's Day, when the entire river is dyed green. When you’re ready to buy some souvenirs from your epic trip, hit the big brand stores on the Magnificent Mile, or shop local in neighborhoods like Andersonville and Wicker Park. And don't miss the chance to laugh until you cry at The Second City comedy theater, famous for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

Chicago is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the Midwest, and provides easy access to nearby destinations ideal for day trips, as well as international travel from two airports. Thanks to plenty of bus and train stations throughout the city, getting to the Windy City is a breeze.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Chicago?

New York, NY - Penn Station - NYCPEN-0

Departure stations

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in Chicago:

  • Penn Station

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Union Station

  • Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave

  • 4 Veterans Plz and 1 Croton Pt Ave

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • 902 Washington Ave

  • Dutch Mill Park & Ride Lot

  • 72 S Clinton Ave

  • Vernon J. Ehlers Station

  • 459 North Burdick Street

  • 100 Middlesex Essex Tpke

  • 11 W Baltimore Ave

  • 200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway

Where is the train station in St Joseph?

Arrival stations

St Joseph has one train station.

Train stations in St Joseph:

  • 410 1/2 Vine Street

Need a return trip from St Joseph to Chicago?

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