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traveling from Chicago to Boston by train

Cheapest price$91.00
Shortest Duration21h 0m
Trips per day5
train carriers2
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Chicago to Boston?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from Chicago to Boston is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Chicago to Boston were $171.76. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $182.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Chicago to Boston?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Boston by train is at 9:00 PM on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 6:00 PM on Thursday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily train trips are there from Chicago to Boston?

On average there are 5 train trips per day. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited has the most options for departures from Chicago to Boston, with an average of 4 trips per day and 76 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from Chicago to Boston. Of the 5 trips there are 2 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from Chicago start at $115.00.

train lines that run from Chicago to Boston

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited operates, on average, 4 train schedule(s) from Chicago to Boston. The average Amtrak Lake Shore Limited ticket to Boston costs $111.76. Cheap Amtrak Lake Shore Limited tickets to Boston are available on Wanderu starting from $91.00. In Chicago, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited departs from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In Boston, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited arrives at Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Lake Shore Limited from Chicago to Boston takes 21 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Lake Shore Limited trip will get you to Boston in 21 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay $108.15 for a weekend getaway trip to Boston.

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
Air conditioning
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Avg. Time
21h 30m
Avg. Price
$111.76

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 2 train schedule(s) from Chicago to Boston. The average Amtrak ticket to Boston costs $324.53. Cheap Amtrak tickets to Boston are available on Wanderu starting from $109.00. In Chicago, Amtrak departs from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In Boston, Amtrak arrives at Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Chicago to Boston takes 26 hours and 58 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Boston in 21 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $255.93 for a weekend getaway trip to Boston.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
26h 58m
Avg. Price
$324.53

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Chicago. Most train trips to Boston will depart from Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
Train trips arrive in Boston at 2 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St, South Station are the main train stations in Boston for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station