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Trip Summary

4 trains operate daily from Toledo to Chicago. The train trip from Toledo to Chicago is usually about 5 hours and 31 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Capitol Limited train can get you there in as little as 4 hours and 23 minutes.

Distance210 mi (339 km)
Fastest train4h 23m
Lowest price£27.90
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lake Shore Limited
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Toledo to Chicago

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Heather

29 October 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: Had a great trip. Thx u. Cons: Nothing really. Tips: Set back and enjoy.

5.0

William

5 August 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: Relaxing and ran smoothly. Cons: Leave good cart open longer. Tips: Have fun.

4.0

gloria

29 January 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: The view. Cons: Assistance to Passenger to train. Tips: No.

5.0

Lawrence

24 January 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: Very easy to book , The very best way to travel to Chicago. Cons: Not a thing everything went as planned.

5.0

Pamela

9 June 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Made it to Chicago on time from Toledo ! Great trip !

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

In the last month, £38.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Toledo to Chicago. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £33.11 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£96£64£32AprApr

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Toledo to Chicago will vary between £42 and £87. Planning a train trip to Chicago within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Toledo over the next 7 days is £43. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during February. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Toledo to Chicago, with the average price at just £57. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in October, when the average price goes up to £84. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

£80£64£48£32£163020100

Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Toledo to Chicago. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 27 days before departure, you can save around £33.11. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Toledo to Chicago?

There are 3 train lines with service from Toledo to Chicago. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 32m£89.83
Amtrak Capitol Limited14h 24m£49.48
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited24h 39m£46.33
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Toledo to Chicago every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £66.

  • Passing through seven states, 16 cities, and various National Parks, Amtrak Capitol Limited connects Washington D.C. and Chicago, on 750 miles of railroad. Taking over 17 hours for a complete trip, these trains offer various overnight accommodations and feature panoramic observation cars where passengers can enjoy exceptional scenery. The trains include various options for food; however, WiFi connectivity is not available onboard due to the rural nature of the route.

  • The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is an overnight train that runs along some of the best shorelines in the U.S., connecting New York City and Boston with Chicago. The service provides top-tier amenities to its passengers, including free WiFi and dining onboard. The Lake Shore Limited departs from MLK Plaza - 415 Emerald Ave in Toledo and arrives at Chicago (Union Station), Illinois in Chicago. The route takes about 4 hours and 39 minutes and ticket prices start at £28.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Toledo to Chicago. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Toledo and Chicago is approximately 210 miles, or 339 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 23 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Toledo to Chicago on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Toledo at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 06:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 3 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 Toledo.

City Information

Toledo

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Once an industrial powerhouse, Toledo houses many important cultural institutions in the state of Ohio. The city's premier tourist attraction is the Toledo Museum of Art, which houses important works by world-renowned artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, and Picasso. The museum also has separate sections dedicated to Japanese arts and African arts. Close to the museum itself is The Old West End, a historic quarter with many old buildings and ancient trees more than 100 years old. To get familiar with the local flora, head to the Toledo Botanical Garden to view its collection of herbs and local plants.

Toledo is famous for its many budget restaurants, which offer great foods at affordable price points. Some notable local establishments include Rudy's Hot Dogs and Gino's Pizza. If you can afford to splurge a bit, check out Fowl and Fodder, which uses local ingredients for its incredible dishes.

Bus and train service make it easy to travel to Toledo, and you can catch a flight at the Toledo Express Airport, just 14.2 miles away from the city center.

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 Toledo?

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Main departure station: MLK Plaza - 415 Emerald Ave

The majority of Toledo’s ground travel operates from MLK Plaza at 415 Emerald Ave. The station was named in honor of the late Martin Luther King Jr and opened in 1950. The station offers today’s travelers many amenities, including customer service staff, restrooms, and a Subway on-site. The station serves Amtrak’s Capitol Limited line from Chicago to Washington, D.C., as well as the Lake Shore Limited line from Chicago to New York City. Intercity bus service on Jefferson Lines and Barons Bus Lines also runs through MLK Plaza.

All train stations in Toledo:

  • MLK Plaza - 415 Emerald Ave

Where is the train station in Chicago?

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Main arrival station: Chicago (Union Station), Illinois

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:

  • Chicago (Union Station), Illinois

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