Cheap train tickets from Chicago to Columbus, WI

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How much are train tickets from Chicago to Columbus, WI?

Lowest Price£18.55
Fastest2h 47m
trains per day2
train companies2
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Overall score for Chicago to Columbus
5.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
David
5.0
30 November 2019Visiting family
Pros
Relaxing and viewing the country side
Cons
Offer WiFi. Otherwise nothing else from my perspective
Tips
Keep cell conversations short.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Columbus, WI?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to Columbus 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 Columbus was £18.85. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 15 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £19.22 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 Columbus, WI?

The distance between Chicago and Columbus is approximately 123.11 miles, or 198.08 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 2 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 47 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 Columbus?

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

What train companies travel from Chicago to Columbus?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Columbus. On the route to Columbus 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Empire Builder offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Columbus, usually offering 2 trips per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to Columbus, 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 Columbus, WI, which start at £17.78.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Chicago to Columbus

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Columbus start from £23.19, and on average cost £23.19. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Columbus. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Columbus trains arrive at 359 N Ludington St,

From Chicago to Columbus train travel on Amtrak takes 2 hours and 47 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £23.19 for a one-way train ticket to Columbus.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 47m
Avg. Price
£23.19

Amtrak Empire Builder

Amtrak Empire Builder train tickets from Chicago to Columbus start from £18.55, and on average cost £22.11. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Builder schedules to Columbus. Amtrak Empire Builder in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Columbus trains arrive at 359 N Ludington St,

From Chicago to Columbus train travel on Amtrak Empire Builder takes 2 hours and 47 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Builder offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £22.56 for a one-way train ticket to Columbus.

Toilet
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 47m
Avg. Price
£22.11

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Columbus:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains from Chicago arrive in Columbus:
  • 359 N Ludington St