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traveling from Chicago to New York by train

Cheapest price$87.00
Shortest Duration19h 53m
Trips per day5
train carriers3
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Chicago to New York?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from Chicago to New York is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Chicago to New York were $130.06. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $22.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Chicago to New York?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to New York by train is at 6:00 PM on Friday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 5:00 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.

How many daily train trips are there from Chicago to New York?

On average there are 5 train trips per day. Amtrak has the most options for departures from Chicago to New York, with an average of 4 trips per day and 97 monthly trips. 3 train carriers currently travel from Chicago to New York. Of the 5 trips there is 1 trip that is a direct route with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from Chicago start at $44.00.

train lines that run from Chicago to New York

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Chicago to New York. The average Amtrak Lake Shore Limited ticket to New York costs $100.92. Cheap Amtrak Lake Shore Limited tickets to New York are available on Wanderu starting from $87.00. In Chicago, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited departs from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In New York, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited arrives at Penn Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Lake Shore Limited from Chicago to New York takes 19 hours and 54 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Lake Shore Limited trip will get you to New York in 19 hours and 53 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $104.14 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
Air conditioning
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Extra legroom
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WiFi
Avg. Time
19h 54m
Avg. Price
$100.92

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Chicago to New York. The average Amtrak Cardinal ticket to New York costs $88.91. Cheap Amtrak Cardinal tickets to New York are available on Wanderu starting from $87.00. In Chicago, Amtrak Cardinal departs from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In New York, Amtrak Cardinal arrives at Penn Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Cardinal from Chicago to New York takes 27 hours and 14 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Cardinal trip will get you to New York in 19 hours and 53 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Cardinal offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $94.33 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Amtrak Cardinal
Amtrak Cardinal
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
27h 14m
Avg. Price
$88.91

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 4 train schedule(s) from Chicago to New York. The average Amtrak ticket to New York costs $165.43. Cheap Amtrak tickets to New York are available on Wanderu starting from $87.00. In Chicago, Amtrak departs from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In New York, Amtrak arrives at Penn Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Chicago to New York takes 22 hours and 55 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to New York in 19 hours and 53 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay $171.69 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
22h 55m
Avg. Price
$165.43

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 New York will depart from Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
Train trips arrive in New York at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Penn Station are the main train stations in New York for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • Penn Station