Cheap train tickets from Chicago to Saint Paul


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How much are train tickets from Chicago to Saint Paul?

Lowest Price£44.18
Fastest7h 48m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Saint Paul?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to Saint Paul is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Chicago to Saint Paul was £44.18. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 18 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £48.37 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

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

The distance between Chicago and Saint Paul is approximately 346.84 miles, or 558.04 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 7 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Chicago to Saint Paul?

On Sunday trains from Chicago to Saint Paul are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Chicago to Saint Paul?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Saint Paul. One train carrier operates regular service on the Chicago to Saint Paul route. Amtrak Empire Builder offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Saint Paul, usually offering 2 trips per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to Saint Paul, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Chicago to Saint Paul, which start at £3.80.

One train company connects Chicago to Saint Paul

Amtrak Empire Builder

Amtrak Empire Builder train tickets from Chicago to Saint Paul start from £44.18, and on average cost £58.92. 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 49 minutes. If you are looking to get to Saint Paul faster, Amtrak Empire Builder offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 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 £63.10 for a one-way train ticket to Saint Paul.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Saint Paul:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains from Chicago arrive in Saint Paul:
  • Union Depot