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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Chicago to Green Bay. Traveling by train from Chicago to Green Bay usually takes around 5 hours, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 4 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance184 mi (295 km)
Fastest train4h 35m
Lowest price£31.99
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago to Green Bay

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Javier

17 May 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: Amazing. Right and convenient price. Cons: None. Tips: Consider you guys.

Pros: Amazing. Right and convenient price. Cons: None. Tips: Consider you guys.

5.0

Lydia

7 January 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: I always enjoy my trip using amtrak and the bus lines that I’ve used through this app. Tips: Enjoy the ride and scenery!

Pros: I always enjoy my trip using amtrak and the bus lines that I’ve used through this app. Tips: Enjoy the ride and scenery!

5.0

Joseph

7 June 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Very smooth and comfortable ride

Very smooth and comfortable ride

5.0

Alec

2 June 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak

Train was on time, and even though there was a very short stop in service on the way to MKE, the train staff assured me that the bus would be waiting for us there at our transfer, even if we got in a few minutes late. We ended up getting in early! Also very comfortable ...

Train was on time, and even though there was a very short stop in service on the way to MKE, the train staff assured me that the bus would be waiting for us there at our transfer, even if we got in a few minutes late. We ended up getting in early! Also very comfortable bus, only 4 other people.

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Price trends for trains from Chicago to Green Bay

Average prices by travel date

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Which train should you take from Chicago to Green Bay?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Chicago to Green Bay. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak45h 0m£37.93
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from Chicago to Green Bay every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £32.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to Green Bay 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 Green Bay?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Chicago to Green Bay, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Green Bay?

The distance between Chicago and Green Bay is approximately 184 miles, or 295 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 35 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?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Chicago to Green Bay. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Chicago at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. 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 Green Bay?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Green Bay 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.

Green Bay

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Green Bay, WI - GRB-1

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As the oldest settlement in Wisconsin, Green Bay offers a great mix of historic destinations and modern activities to enjoy. One of the most popular attractions in the city is The Automobile Gallery, where car fans can ooh and aah over dozens of vehicles from different eras. If you're more of a train lover, a good alternative is the National Railroad Museum, home to the world's largest steam locomotive. And, of course, NFL fans will want to go directly to Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers. The stadium also includes a hall of fame and a museum that showcases the team's achievements.

Green Bay's food scene offers much more than just sports bars, so everyone will find something to their liking while dining here. Rustique Pizzeria + Lounge offers amazing pizza slices in a unique dining setting: a 112-year-old chapel.

Intercity bus service connects Green Bay to nearby cities like Milwaukee and Minneapolis, and the downtown bus terminal means buses deliver you right to the middle of the action. The Green Bay/Austin Straubel International Airport, a few miles away, is a small airport with flights to domestic and international destinations.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago, IL - Union Station - CHIUST-0

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Main departure station: Union Station

The historic Chicago Union Station is the United States' third busiest train station and a hub for 15 Amtrak train lines with destinations throughout the country. The station also serves bus carriers like Greyhound, Indian Trails and Jefferson Lines, and offers connections to Metra commuter lines. Union Station is also just a quick walk to the nearest Chicago L lines. The current station was built in 1925, to replace the original one dating back to 1881, and today wows visitors with its impressive facade, massive columns, and opulent Great Hall. Located right in downtown and adjacent to the Chicago Loop, Union Station is equipped with many services and amenities, including phone charging stations, shops, and various food and drink options.

All train stations in Chicago:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Green Bay?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 901 University Ave

The primary bus station in Green Bay is the transportation center on University Ave, located on the east side of Fox River. Although there are no restaurants or retailers in the area around the station, the building has restrooms, vending machines, and seating for a comfortable wait. Buses pull up to the covered bus bays in front of the building. Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, and Indian Trails run intercity routes to this station, and Green Bay Metro buses run routes from the station to areas in Green Bay.

Train stations in Green Bay:

  • Bus Terminal - 901 University Ave

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