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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Normal?

Lowest Price$13.00
Fastest Train2h 11m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to Normal 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 Chicago to Normal?

In the last month, $13.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Normal, IL. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $13.30 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Normal?

The distance between Chicago and Normal is approximately 118 miles, or 190 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 11 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Chicago to Normal 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 Friday 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 Chicago at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Chicago to Normal?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Chicago to Normal.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Normal to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Normal for $30.00.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Normal?

2 train services operate from Chicago, Illinois to Normal, Illinois. Amtrak Lincoln Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Lincoln Service22h 11m$14.81
Amtrak Texas Eagle22h 14m$14.85

Where is the train station in Chicago?

There is one train station in Chicago:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Where is the train station in Normal?

Normal has one train station:

  • Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir

Price trends for trains from Chicago to Normal

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10OctNov

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago, IL to Normal, IL
5.0
Based on 6 ratings and reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Lincoln Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Gabriel
5.0
January 24, 2020Visiting friends
Cons
Only the seats honestly .. needs more comfortable seats
Amera
5.0
November 18, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I really liked how kind everyone was. I got a great deal for the ticket & it was quick and convenient. My first time taking this trip.

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0

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