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Phoenix-Chicago Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Phoenix to Chicago?

Lowest Price$164.00
Fastest Train55h 7m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

While the train is the main method of transportation from Phoenix 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 Phoenix to Chicago?

In the last month, $167.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Phoenix, AZ to Chicago, IL. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Phoenix to Chicago?

The distance between Phoenix and Chicago is approximately 1452 miles, or 2336 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 56 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 55 hours and 7 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 Phoenix to Chicago are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Sunday 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 Phoenix at 3:00am and arrives in Chicago around 55 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Phoenix 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 Phoenix. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Phoenix to Chicago for $140.00.

Which train should you take from Phoenix to Chicago?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Phoenix, Arizona 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 8h 19m$176.75

Amtrak train tickets from Phoenix to Chicago start from $164, and on average cost $177. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Phoenix leaves from Sky Harbor Apt, Terminal 4 Arrivals, Door 3 and one other station. And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St, From Phoenix to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 56 hours and 19 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 55 hours and 7 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $176 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

Where is the train station in Phoenix?

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

  • 2717 W Bell Rd
  • Sky Harbor Apt, Terminal 4 Arrivals, Door 3

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Price trends for trains from Phoenix to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$195$130$65AugSep

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$275$220$165$110$553020100

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