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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Saint Paul?

Lowest Price£41.81
Fastest Train7h 48m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to Saint Paul 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Chicago to Saint Paul?

In the last month, £42.13 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £24.75 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Saint Paul?

The distance between Chicago and Saint Paul is approximately 347 miles, or 558 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 48 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Chicago to Saint Paul are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Chicago at 14:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 14:00. 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 Saint Paul?

Trains leave the station in Chicago twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Saint Paul with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Saint Paul to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Saint Paul for £29.56.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Saint Paul?

2 train services operate from Chicago, Illinois to Saint Paul, Minnesota. Amtrak Empire Builder usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak27h 48m£83.70
Amtrak Empire Builder27h 48m£44.74

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Saint Paul start from £68, and on average cost £84. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Saint Paul. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Saint Paul trains arrive at Union Depot, From Chicago to Saint Paul train travel on Amtrak takes 7 hours and 48 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £84 for a one-way train ticket to Saint Paul.

Amtrak Empire Builder train tickets from Chicago to Saint Paul start from £42, and on average cost £45. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Builder schedules to Saint Paul. Amtrak Empire Builder in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Saint Paul trains arrive at Union Depot, From Chicago to Saint Paul train travel on Amtrak Empire Builder takes 7 hours and 48 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Builder offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £44 for a one-way train ticket to Saint Paul.

Where is the train station in Chicago?

There is one train station in Chicago:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Where is the train station in Saint Paul?

Saint Paul has one train station:

  • Union Depot

Price trends for trains from Chicago to Saint Paul

Average prices by travel date

£54£36£18SepOct

Monthly average prices

£72£58£43£29£14AMJJASONDJFM

Prices as travel date approaches

£72£58£43£29£143020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Yusuf

25 August 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: Relaxing. Cons: Departure and checking time. Tips: Be there on time. Pros: Relaxing. Cons: Departure and checking time. Tips: Be there on time.

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