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Compare train tickets from Seattle to Chicago


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How much are train tickets from Seattle to Chicago?

Lowest Price€133.74
Fastest Train45h 15m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Seattle to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, €180.66 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Seattle to Chicago. By booking your trip 23 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of €49.81 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Seattle to Chicago?

The distance between Seattle and Chicago is approximately 2789 kilometers, or 1733 miles. The average train journey between these two cities takes 63 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 45 hours and 15 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 Seattle to Chicago are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Monday 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 Seattle at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Seattle to Chicago?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Seattle to Chicago. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train on your return trip from Chicago to Seattle, with tickets starting at €133.74. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the coach from Seattle to Chicago for €82.92.

What train services are there from Seattle to Chicago?

2 train services operate from Seattle to Chicago. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak33d 2h 57m€226.89
Amtrak Empire Builder31d 21h 18m€152.25

Where is the train station in Seattle?

There is one train station in Seattle:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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