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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Las Vegas, NV to Chicago, IL?

Lowest Price€160.91
Fastest Train39h 20m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Las Vegas to Chicago 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.

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

While the train is the main method of transportation from Las Vegas to Chicago, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

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

In the last month, €227.19 was the average price of a train ticket from Las Vegas, NV to Chicago, IL. Given how far apart Las Vegas and Chicago are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €141.40 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Las Vegas to Chicago?

The distance between Las Vegas and Chicago is approximately 1521 miles, or 2448 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 64 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 39 hours and 20 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 Las Vegas to Chicago 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 Friday 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 Las Vegas at 09:00 and arrives in Chicago around 39 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Las Vegas to Chicago?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Las Vegas. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Las Vegas to Chicago for €106.99.

Which train should you take from Las Vegas to Chicago?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Las Vegas, Nevada to Chicago, Illinois. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12d 16h 27m€244.31

Amtrak train tickets from Las Vegas to Chicago start from €161, and on average cost €244. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Las Vegas leaves from Bus Terminal - 200 S Main St and 2 other stations. And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St, From Las Vegas to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 64 hours and 27 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 39 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Las Vegas.

Where is the train station in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Chicago:

  • Bus Terminal - 200 S Main St
  • South Strip Transfer Terminal
  • McCarran Intl Airport, Terminal 1, Level 0

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Price trends for trains from Las Vegas to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

€244€163€81SepSep

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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