Cheap train tickets from Boise to Chicago


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How much are train tickets from Boise to Chicago?

Lowest Price$212.00
Fastest55h 25m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Boise to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Boise 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 Boise to Chicago was $212.00. 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 Boise to Chicago?

The distance between Boise and Chicago is approximately 1448.95 miles, or 2331.27 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 55 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 55 hours and 25 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 Boise to Chicago?

On Sunday trains from Boise 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 Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Boise to Chicago?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. One train carrier operates regular service on the Boise to Chicago route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Boise to Chicago, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Boise 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 Boise to Chicago, which start at $91.00.

One train company connects Boise to Chicago


Amtrak train tickets from Boise to Chicago start from $212.00, and on average cost $264.61. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Boise leaves from Bus Terminal - 1212 W Bannock St and one other station. And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Boise to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 55 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 55 hours and 25 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $286.50 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

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There are 2 train stations in Boise with trains to Chicago. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • Bus Terminal - 1212 W Bannock St
  • 3353 South Federal Way
There is one train station where trains from Boise arrive in Chicago:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St