Cheap train tickets from Baltimore to Chicago

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How much are train tickets from Baltimore to Chicago?

Lowest Price£63.60
Fastest19h 5m
trains per day5
train companies2
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Baltimore to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Baltimore to Chicago 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 Baltimore to Chicago was £103.43. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 28 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £40.76 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 Baltimore to Chicago?

The distance between Baltimore and Chicago is approximately 604.97 miles, or 973.37 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 22 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 19 hours and 5 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 Baltimore to Chicago?

On Monday trains from Baltimore to Chicago 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 Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Baltimore to Chicago?

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. On the route to Chicago 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Baltimore to Chicago, usually offering 5 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Chicago 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 Baltimore to Chicago, which start at £37.23.

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

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Baltimore to Chicago start from £63.60, and on average cost £119.46. Daily there are 5 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Baltimore leaves from Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St and one other station. And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Baltimore to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 21 hours and 58 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 19 hours and 5 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £129.23 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

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WiFi
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Extra legroom
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Air conditioning
Avg. Time
21h 58m
Avg. Price
£119.46

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal train tickets from Baltimore to Chicago start from £66.70, and on average cost £79.99. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Cardinal in Baltimore leaves from Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Baltimore to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Cardinal takes 25 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak Cardinal offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 19 hours and 5 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cardinal scheduled trip per day, which will cost £81.49 for a one-way weekend reservation from Baltimore.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1d 1h 30m
Avg. Price
£79.99

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 train stations in Baltimore with trains to Chicago. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St
  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)
There is one train station where trains from Baltimore arrive in Chicago:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St