Cheap train tickets from Hartford, CT to Chicago


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How much are train tickets from Hartford, CT to Chicago?

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How do you find cheap train tickets from Hartford, CT to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Hartford to Chicago is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Hartford to Chicago was $101.90. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 28 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $75.61 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Hartford, CT to Chicago?

The distance between Hartford and Chicago is approximately 769.01 miles, or 1237.30 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 24 hours and 43 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Hartford to Chicago?

On Thursday trains from Hartford to Chicago are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Hartford to Chicago?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. One train carrier operates regular service on the Hartford to Chicago route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Hartford to Chicago, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Hartford to Chicago, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Hartford, CT to Chicago, which start at $85.00.

One train company connects Hartford to Chicago


Amtrak train tickets from Hartford to Chicago start from $96.00, and on average cost $116.69. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Hartford leaves from Union Station - 1 Union Pl, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Hartford to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 24 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 23 hours and 4 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $121.99 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Hartford on their way to Chicago:
  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl
There is one train station where trains from Hartford arrive in Chicago:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St