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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Bangor to Chicago. Traveling by train from Bangor to Chicago usually takes around 2 hours and 36 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance83 mi (134 km)
Fastest train2h 36m
Lowest price£23.08
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pere Marquette
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Bangor to Chicago

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Julie

26 September 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Pros: Really great. Living in south haven is so close to good stuff. I love this train! Thank you. Cons: More routes!! More daily routes. Tips: I’m It sure of the last question …. I did not try WiFi.

Pros: Really great. Living in south haven is so close to good stuff. I love this train! Thank you. Cons: More routes!! More daily routes. Tips: I’m It sure of the last question …. I did not try WiFi.

5.0

Timothy

19 November 2019- Couples trip

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Pros: Love riding through familiar country and watching out the window. No need to worry about traffic! Cons: ?

Pros: Love riding through familiar country and watching out the window. No need to worry about traffic! Cons: ?

5.0

Elaine

4 November 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Spacious seats

Spacious seats

What is the price of a train ticket from Bangor to Chicago?

In the last month, £23.08 was the average price of a train ticket from Bangor to Chicago. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £3.18 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Bangor to Chicago by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £21 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Bangor to Chicago in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £28 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Chicago from Bangor will be about £3.18 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Bangor to Chicago?

Amtrak Pere Marquette is the one and only train line which connects Bangor to Chicago. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Pere Marquette12h 36m£24.75
  • Amtrak Pere Marquette

    Amtrak Pere Marquette

    Named after a famous French explorer, the Amtrak Pere Marquette is a train route from Grand Rapids to Chicago. The Pere Marquette travels from Bangor to Chicago in about 2 hours and 36 minutes. Trains include onboard WiFi, a cafe car, and a quiet car ideal for sleeping or working. The Pere Marquette is consistently rated highly for its timely service and quality train cars by passengers traveling to Chicago.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Bangor to Chicago 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.

How long is the train journey from Bangor to Chicago?

The distance between Bangor and Chicago is approximately 83 miles, or 134 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 36 minutes, Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Bangor to Chicago tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Bangor at 07:00 and arrives in Chicago around 2 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Bangor to Chicago?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Chicago with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Bangor.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Bangor?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Bangor.

All train stations in Bangor:

  • 541 Railroad Street

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago, IL - Union Station - CHIUST-0

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Arrival stations

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.

Train stations in Chicago:

  • Union Station

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