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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells?

Lowest Price€26.34
Fastest Train3h 34m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, €26.54 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Wisconsin Dells, WI. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. 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 €18.90 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells?

The distance between Chicago and Wisconsin Dells is approximately 163 miles, or 262 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 34 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Tuesday 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 14:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 14:00. 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 Wisconsin Dells?

Trains leave the station in Chicago twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Wisconsin Dells with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Wisconsin Dells to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells for €18.93.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells?

2 train services operate from Chicago, Illinois to Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Amtrak Empire Builder 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
Amtrak23h 35m€52.27
Amtrak Empire Builder23h 34m€27.78

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells start from €43, and on average cost €52. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Wisconsin Dells. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Wisconsin Dells trains arrive at 100 LaCrosse St, From Chicago to Wisconsin Dells train travel on Amtrak takes 3 hours and 35 minutes. If you are looking to get to Wisconsin Dells faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 34 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Wisconsin Dells.

Amtrak Empire Builder train tickets from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells start from €26, and on average cost €28. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Builder schedules to Wisconsin Dells. Amtrak Empire Builder in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Wisconsin Dells trains arrive at 100 LaCrosse St, From Chicago to Wisconsin Dells train travel on Amtrak Empire Builder takes 3 hours and 34 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Builder offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Wisconsin Dells.

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 Wisconsin Dells?

Wisconsin Dells has one train station:

  • 100 LaCrosse St

Price trends for trains from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells

Average prices by travel date

€37€25€12SepOct

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 Wisconsin Dells, WI

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Lawrence

17 July 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Empire Builder

Cons: Directions to the terminals, we were sent to the one side of the terminal, but it was for boarding of sleep car passengers only. The side we were supposed to go to was a further distance and then we waited in a long line to go back to the other side of the stati... Cons: Directions to the terminals, we were sent to the one side of the terminal, but it was for boarding of sleep car passengers only. The side we were supposed to go to was a further distance and then we waited in a long line to go back to the other side of the station where we had left. No clear communication of what car to board, a lot of miscommunication in the heat. No instructions about parking. It would be nice to have a heads up on parking availability and actual boarding information. Tips: Plan to be to Union Station 30-45 minutes early if you're parking.More

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