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Indianapolis to Chicago train - cost & duration

Cheapest price€19.59
Shortest Duration4h 0m
Trips per day4
train carriers3
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Amtrak Cardinal
4.0Based on 1 reviews
Based on 1 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Cardinal report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
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Mary Grace4.0
6 July 2019Visiting family
Pros
Pleasant passengers and nice views from the train.
Cons
Hose to board in Crawfordsville - a more distant station than Indianapolis, but cleaner and safer. Condition of Indianapolis station is inexcusable, and likely discourages train travel and shifts passengers to buses. Sadly, train service to Chicago from Indianapolis is More

How to book cheap Indianapolis to Chicago train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Indianapolis to Chicago is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Indianapolis to Chicago were €33.35. By booking 13 days out, tickets are on average €5.34 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from Indianapolis to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Indianapolis to Chicago by train is at 06:00 on Friday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 18:00 on Thursday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Amtrak from Indianapolis to Chicago has the most daily schedules

On average there are 4 train trips per day. Amtrak has the most options for departures from Indianapolis to Chicago, with an average of 3 trips per day and 71 monthly trips. 3 train carriers currently travel from Indianapolis to Chicago. Of the 4 trips there are 2 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Bus from Indianapolis to Chicago starts at €4.45.

3 carriers offer Indianapolis to Chicago train trips

Amtrak

Book Amtrak from Indianapolis to Chicago from €19.59. There are 3 Amtrak schedules from Indianapolis to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay €37.16 for a Amtrak ticket to Chicago. In Indianapolis, Amtrak departs to Chicago from 350 S Illinois St and no other station. In Chicago, Amtrak arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 6 hours and 13 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Chicago in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay €38.30 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 13m
Avg. Price
€37.16

Amtrak Cardinal

Book Amtrak Cardinal from Indianapolis to Chicago from €19.59. There are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules from Indianapolis to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay €26.88 for a Amtrak Cardinal ticket to Chicago. In Indianapolis, Amtrak Cardinal departs to Chicago from 350 S Illinois St and no other station. In Chicago, Amtrak Cardinal arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Cardinal from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 5 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Cardinal trip will get you to Chicago in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Cardinal offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay €29.80 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 0m
Avg. Price
€26.88

Amtrak Hoosier State

Book Amtrak Hoosier State from Indianapolis to Chicago from €32.06. There are 1 Amtrak Hoosier State schedules from Indianapolis to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay €42.86 for a Amtrak Hoosier State ticket to Chicago. In Indianapolis, Amtrak Hoosier State departs to Chicago from 350 S Illinois St and no other station. In Chicago, Amtrak Hoosier State arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Hoosier State from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 5 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Hoosier State trip will get you to Chicago in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Hoosier State offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay €46.36 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 0m
Avg. Price
€42.86

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Indianapolis. Most train trips to Chicago will depart from 350 S Illinois St.
  • 350 S Illinois St
train trips arrive in Chicago at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are travelling with. Union Station - 225 S Canal St are the main train stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Indianapolis.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St