Cheap train tickets from Chicago to Cincinnati


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How much are train tickets from Chicago to Cincinnati?

Lowest Price£32.34
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Cincinnati?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati was £32.34. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 13 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £13.03 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 Cincinnati?

The distance between Chicago and Cincinnati is approximately 252.30 miles, or 405.93 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 8 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 32 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 Cincinnati?

On Wednesday trains from Chicago to Cincinnati 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Chicago to Cincinnati?

Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Chicago to Cincinnati route. Amtrak Cardinal offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Cincinnati, usually offering one departure per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Cincinnati with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Chicago to Cincinnati, which start at £3.84.

One train company connects Chicago to Cincinnati

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal train tickets from Chicago to Cincinnati start from £32.34, and on average cost £35.93. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules to Cincinnati. Amtrak Cardinal in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Cincinnati trains arrive at Union Term - 1301 Western Ave,

From Chicago to Cincinnati train travel on Amtrak Cardinal takes 8 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cincinnati faster, Amtrak Cardinal offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 32 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Cincinnati on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cardinal scheduled trip per day, which will cost £36.03 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Cincinnati:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains from Chicago arrive in Cincinnati:
  • Union Term - 1301 Western Ave