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Compare train tickets from Chicago to Boston

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Boston?

Lowest Price$95.00
Fastest Train21h 22m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines1
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Chicago-Boston Train Schedule

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Price trends for trains from Chicago to Boston

Average prices by travel date

$135$90$45JunJun

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $96.47 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Chicago to Boston.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Boston?

The distance between Chicago and Boston is approximately 849 miles, or 1366 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 21 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 21 hours and 22 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 Chicago to Boston 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 Saturday 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 9:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Chicago to Boston?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Boston. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Boston to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Boston for $144.00.

What train services are there from Chicago to Boston?

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is the one and only train line which connects Chicago to Boston. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited421h 27m$106.38

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 Boston?

Boston receives travelers from Chicago at its two active train stations:

  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

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