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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Cumberland to Chicago. Traveling by train from Cumberland to Chicago usually takes around 16 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Limited train can make the trip in 14 hours and 21 minutes.

Distance489 mi (786 km)
Fastest train14h 21m
Lowest price€55.95
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Capitol Limited
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Cumberland, MD to Chicago, IL

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

3.0

1.0

Tara

6 July 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Limited

Pros: Only way to get close to my destination in west Virginia. Cons: Amtrak staff need to be more diligent about enforcing quiet hours. Belligerent couple behind me was so loud at 2am that it was very difficult to sleep. Tips: Earplugs, neck pillow, eye cover, and a b...

Pros: Only way to get close to my destination in west Virginia. Cons: Amtrak staff need to be more diligent about enforcing quiet hours. Belligerent couple behind me was so loud at 2am that it was very difficult to sleep. Tips: Earplugs, neck pillow, eye cover, and a blanket. Always too cold. My seat also had a broken light dimmer above it so it stayed bring through the night. Also train workers and cafe car attendants are often rude. I guess it’s probably because they realize people have literally no other option.

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Which train should you take from Cumberland to Chicago?

2 train services operate from Cumberland, Maryland to Chicago, Illinois. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 0h 30m€130.98
Amtrak Capitol Limited114h 21m€64.76
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 Cumberland to Chicago every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €129.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Can you take a train all the way from Cumberland to Chicago?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Cumberland 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.

How long is the train journey from Cumberland to Chicago?

The distance between Cumberland and Chicago is approximately 489 miles, or 786 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 21 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 Cumberland to Chicago are the most crowded on Sunday. 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?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Cumberland at 09:00 and arrives in Chicago around 14 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Cumberland to Chicago?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Chicago with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Cumberland.

City Information

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.

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 Cumberland?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Cumberland where you can board the train to Chicago.

Train stations in Cumberland:

  • 12401 Willowbrook Rd SE

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Arrival stations

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.

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