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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Dallas to Chicago?

Lowest Price€88.85
Fastest Train22h 12m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Dallas 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 Dallas to Chicago?

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

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

In the last month, €89.64 was the average price of a train ticket from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €49.04 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Dallas to Chicago?

The distance between Dallas and Chicago is approximately 805 miles, or 1295 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 22 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 22 hours and 12 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 Dallas to Chicago are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Wednesday 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 Dallas at 03:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. 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 Dallas to Chicago?

Trains leave the station in Dallas twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Chicago 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 Chicago to Dallas. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Dallas to Chicago for €80.63.

Which train should you take from Dallas to Chicago?

2 train services operate from Dallas, Texas to Chicago, Illinois. Amtrak Texas Eagle 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
Amtrak11d 5h 20m€215.55
Amtrak Texas Eagle222h 12m€98.20

Amtrak train tickets from Dallas to Chicago start from €216, and on average cost €216. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Dallas leaves from Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St, From Dallas to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 29 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 22 hours and 12 minutes.

Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from Dallas to Chicago start from €89, and on average cost €98. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Texas Eagle in Dallas leaves from Union Station - 400 S Houston St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St, From Dallas to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 22 hours and 12 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay €96 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

Where is the train station in Dallas?

There are two stations in Dallas where you can board the train to Chicago:

  • Union Station - 400 S Houston St
  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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