Cheap train tickets from Seattle to Chicago

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How much are train tickets from Seattle to Chicago?

Lowest Price£114.02
Fastest45h 15m
Daily Schedules5
train companies2
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Seattle to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Seattle 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 Seattle to Chicago was £210.28. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £84.52 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 Seattle to Chicago?

The distance between Seattle and Chicago is approximately 1733.90 miles, or 2789.73 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 62 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 45 hours and 15 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 Seattle to Chicago?

On Sunday trains from Seattle 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 Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the greatest number of connections between Seattle 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 Seattle to Chicago, usually offering 3 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 Seattle to Chicago, which start at £65.37.

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

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Seattle to Chicago start from £135.31, and on average cost £249.43. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Seattle leaves from King St Station - 303 S Jackson St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Seattle to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 71 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 45 hours and 15 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £249.58 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

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Avg. Time
2d 23h 48m
Avg. Price
£249.43

Amtrak Empire Builder

Amtrak Empire Builder train tickets from Seattle to Chicago start from £114.02, and on average cost £195.51. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Builder schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Empire Builder in Seattle leaves from King St Station - 303 S Jackson St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Seattle to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Empire Builder takes 45 hours and 15 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Builder offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £184.88 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

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Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1d 21h 15m
Avg. Price
£195.51

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Seattle on their way to Chicago. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Seattle are:
  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Chicago from Seattle. These are the busiest arriving stations in Chicago:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St