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Seattle to Chicago train - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$147.00
Shortest Duration45h 0m
Trips per day5
train carriers2
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How to book cheap Seattle to Chicago train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Seattle to Chicago is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Seattle to Chicago were US$216.74. By booking 15 days out, tickets are on average US$73.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Seattle to Chicago by train is at 09:00 on Wednesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 07:00 on Tuesday 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 Seattle to Chicago has the most daily schedules

On average there are 5 train trips per day. Amtrak has the most options for departures from Seattle to Chicago, with an average of 3 trips per day and 67 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from Seattle to Chicago. Of the 5 trips there is 1 trip that is a direct route with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Bus from Seattle to Chicago starts at US$146.00.

2 carriers offer Seattle to Chicago train trips

Amtrak

Book Amtrak from Seattle to Chicago from US$174.00. There are 3 Amtrak schedules from Seattle to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay US$277.33 for a Amtrak ticket to Chicago. In Seattle, Amtrak departs to Chicago from King St Station - 303 S Jackson 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 Seattle to Chicago takes 72 hours and 31 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Chicago in 45 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$274.29 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

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Avg. Time
0h 31m
Avg. Price
US$277.33

Amtrak Empire Builder

Book Amtrak Empire Builder from Seattle to Chicago from US$147.00. There are 1 Amtrak Empire Builder schedules from Seattle to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay US$188.73 for a Amtrak Empire Builder ticket to Chicago. In Seattle, Amtrak Empire Builder departs to Chicago from King St Station - 303 S Jackson St and no other station. In Chicago, Amtrak Empire Builder arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Empire Builder from Seattle to Chicago takes 45 hours and 15 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Empire Builder trip will get you to Chicago in 45 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Empire Builder offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$192.92 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
Avg. Time
21h 15m
Avg. Price
US$188.73

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Seattle. Most train trips to Chicago will depart from King St Station - 303 S Jackson St.
  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson 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 Seattle.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St