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Compare train tickets from Boston to Chicago


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How much are train tickets from Boston to Chicago?

Lowest Price£75.75
Fastest Train21h 53m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines1
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Boston to Chicago
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Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
17 August 2019Couples trip
Everything were perfect
Sometimes it was too chilly in the train and some issues with WiFi on board
Pillow and blanket would be great addition for the coach seaters

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Boston to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, £76.92 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Boston to Chicago. By booking your trip 24 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £57.58 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Boston to Chicago?

The distance between Boston and Chicago is approximately 849 miles, or 1366 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 21 hours and 57 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 21 hours and 53 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 Boston to Chicago are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Monday 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 Boston at 12:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Boston to Chicago?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Chicago. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Boston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Boston to Chicago for £109.24.

What train services are there from Boston to Chicago?

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is the one and only train line which connects Boston to Chicago. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited321h 57m£87.21

Where is the train station in Boston?

There are two stations in Boston where you can board the train to Chicago:

  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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