17 August 2019 - Couples trip
|Fastest Train||21h 53m|
|Trains Per Day||2|
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In the last month, £69.52 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £49.07 more than that for a same-day booking.
The distance between Boston and Chicago is approximately 849 miles, or 1366 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 24 hours and 8 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.
Trains from Boston to Chicago are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
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.
Trains leave the station in Boston twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Chicago with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.
2 train services operate from Boston, Massachusetts to Chicago, Illinois. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
Amtrak train tickets from Boston to Chicago start from £84, and on average cost £90. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Boston leaves from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other station. And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St, From Boston to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 37 hours and 22 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 21 hours and 53 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train tickets from Boston to Chicago start from £67, and on average cost £72. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Lake Shore Limited schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited in Boston leaves from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other station. And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St, From Boston to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Lake Shore Limited takes 21 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 21 hours and 53 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.
There are two stations in Boston where you can board the train to Chicago:
Chicago has one train station:
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17 August 2019 - Couples trip