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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Normal?

Lowest Price€10.70
Fastest Train2h 11m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

In the last month, €10.70 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Normal, IL. 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 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €10.41 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Normal?

The distance between Chicago and Normal is approximately 118 miles, or 190 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 11 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 from Chicago to Normal are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Chicago at 09:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Chicago to Normal?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Chicago to Normal.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Normal to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Normal for €23.04.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Normal?

2 train services operate from Chicago, Illinois to Normal, Illinois. Amtrak Lincoln Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Lincoln Service22h 11m€11.78
Amtrak Texas Eagle22h 14m€13.79

Amtrak Lincoln Service train tickets from Chicago to Normal start from €11, and on average cost €12. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Lincoln Service schedules to Normal. Amtrak Lincoln Service in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Normal trains arrive at Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir, From Chicago to Normal train travel on Amtrak Lincoln Service takes 2 hours and 11 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Lincoln Service offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay €12 for a one-way train ticket to Normal.

Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from Chicago to Normal start from €11, and on average cost €14. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to Normal. Amtrak Texas Eagle in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Normal trains arrive at Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir, From Chicago to Normal train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 2 hours and 14 minutes. If you are looking to get to Normal faster, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 11 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay €15 for a one-way train ticket to Normal.

Where is the train station in Chicago?

There is one train station in Chicago:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Where is the train station in Normal?

Normal has one train station:

  • Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir

Price trends for trains from Chicago to Normal

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago, IL to Normal, IL

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Gabriel

24 January 2020 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Only the seats honestly .. needs more comfortable seatsOnly the seats honestly .. needs more comfortable seats

5.0

Amera

18 November 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Lincoln Service

I really liked how kind everyone was. I got a great deal for the ticket & it was quick and convenient. My first time taking this trip. I really liked how kind everyone was. I got a great deal for the ticket & it was quick and convenient. My first time taking this trip.

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