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Boise-Chicago Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Boise to Chicago?

Lowest Price$212.00
Fastest Train55h 25m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Boise 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Boise to Chicago?

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

In the last month, $212.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Boise, ID to Chicago, IL. Given how far apart Boise and Chicago are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $36.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Boise to Chicago?

The distance between Boise and Chicago is approximately 1448 miles, or 2331 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Boise to Chicago are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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?

The earliest train departs Boise at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00am. 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 Boise to Chicago?

Trains leave the station in Boise twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. 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 change 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 Boise. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Boise to Chicago for $165.00.

Which train should you take from Boise to Chicago?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Boise, Idaho to Chicago, Illinois. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak22d 7h 25m$218.00

Where is the train station in Boise?

There is one train station in Boise:

  • 3353 South Federal Way

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Price trends for trains from Boise to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$225$150$75SepSep

Monthly average prices

$275$220$165$110$55JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

$275$220$165$110$553020100

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