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Chicago to St Paul train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$56.00
Shortest Duration8h 0m
Trips per day3
train carriers2
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How to book cheap Chicago to St Paul train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Chicago to St Paul is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Chicago to St Paul were $71.00. By booking 13 days out, tickets are on average $36.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from Chicago to St Paul?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to St Paul by train is at 2:00 PM on Thursday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 2:00 PM on Sunday 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.

Amtrak Empire Builder from Chicago to St Paul has the most daily schedules

On average there are 3 train trips per day. Amtrak Empire Builder has the most options for departures from Chicago to St Paul, with an average of 2 trips per day and 36 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from Chicago to St Paul. Of the 3 trips there are 2 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from Chicago to St Paul starts at $10.00.

2 carriers offer Chicago to St Paul train trips

Amtrak

Book Amtrak from Chicago to St Paul from $104.00. There are 1 Amtrak schedules from Chicago to St Paul and you can expect on average to pay $130.33 for a Amtrak ticket to St Paul. In Chicago, Amtrak departs to St Paul from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In St Paul, Amtrak arrives at Minn/St Paul Apt - 4300 Glumack Dr and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Chicago to St Paul takes 9 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to St Paul in 8 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $138.89 for a weekend getaway trip to St Paul.

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Avg. Time
9h 0m
Avg. Price
$130.33

Amtrak Empire Builder

Book Amtrak Empire Builder from Chicago to St Paul from $56.00. There are 2 Amtrak Empire Builder schedules from Chicago to St Paul and you can expect on average to pay $88.18 for a Amtrak Empire Builder ticket to St Paul. In Chicago, Amtrak Empire Builder departs to St Paul from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In St Paul, Amtrak Empire Builder arrives at Union Depot and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Empire Builder from Chicago to St Paul takes 7 hours and 49 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Empire Builder offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $103.07 for a weekend getaway trip to St Paul.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
Avg. Time
7h 49m
Avg. Price
$88.18

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 St Paul will depart from Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
Train trips arrive in St Paul at 2 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Union Depot, Minn/St Paul Apt - 4300 Glumack Dr are the main train stations in St Paul for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • Union Depot
  • Minn/St Paul Apt - 4300 Glumack Dr