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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Hartford to Chicago?

Lowest Price$95.50
Fastest Train23h 4m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Hartford 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.

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

In the last month, $102.33 was the average price of a train ticket from Hartford, CT 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 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $49.56 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Hartford to Chicago?

The distance between Hartford and Chicago is approximately 769 miles, or 1237 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 24 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 23 hours and 4 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 Hartford to Chicago are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Saturday 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 Hartford at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. 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 Hartford to Chicago?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Hartford. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Hartford to Chicago for $90.00.

Which train should you take from Hartford to Chicago?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Hartford, Connecticut to Chicago, Illinois. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak31d 0h 41m$112.38

Where is the train station in Hartford?

There is one train station in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Price trends for trains from Hartford to Chicago

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Hartford, CT to Chicago, IL
5.0
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.5
Condition
5.0
Prophet Osei
5.0
July 23, 2020Business
Pros
Extremely beautiful
Akwan
5.0
October 13, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Comfortable seating
Cons
Bathroom cleaning and too much AC
Tips
Bring a coat on board

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