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Cheap train tickets from Atlanta to Chicago

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Atlanta to Chicago?

Lowest Price$166.00
Fastest Train36h 41m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Atlanta 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 Atlanta to Chicago was $187.44. 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 Atlanta to Chicago?

The distance between Atlanta and Chicago is approximately 589.09 miles, or 947.81 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 38 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 36 hours and 41 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 Atlanta to Chicago?

On Wednesday trains from Atlanta 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Atlanta to Chicago?

Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Atlanta to Chicago route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Atlanta to Chicago, usually offering 1.424 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Atlanta 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 Atlanta to Chicago, which start at $1.00.

One train company connects Atlanta to Chicago

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Atlanta to Chicago start from $166.00, and on average cost $196.27. Daily there are 1.423729 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Atlanta leaves from Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Atlanta to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 38 hours and 3 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 36 hours and 41 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 1.5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $190.58 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

Avg. Time
1d 14h 3m
Avg. Price
$196.27

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Atlanta on their way to Chicago:
  • Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW
There is one train station where trains from Atlanta arrive in Chicago:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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