Cheap train tickets from Chicago to New York

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How much are train tickets from Chicago to New York?

Lowest Price$90.00
Fastest19h 15m
trains per day6
train companies3
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Overall score for Chicago to New York
4.5
Based on 4 reviews

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Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Lake Shore Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.0
Value
2.0
Condition
4.0
Alfredo Pablo
3.0
August 3, 2019Vacation
Pros
The trip stsrted late The ticket haven't seat number
Cons
Respect the hours of parture Numbers the seat tickets

How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to New York?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to New York is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Chicago to New York was $133.25. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 28 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $21.70 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Chicago to New York?

The distance between Chicago and New York is approximately 711.44 miles, or 1144.66 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 22 hours and 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 19 hours and 15 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Chicago to New York?

On Friday trains from Chicago to New York are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Chicago to New York?

Typically there are 6 schedules to compare for your trip to New York. On the route to New York 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to New York, usually offering 5 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves New York with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Chicago to New York, which start at $62.00.

Here are the 3 train companies that operate from Chicago to New York

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to New York start from $90.00, and on average cost $162.29. Daily there are 5 Amtrak schedules to New York. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Chicago to New York train travel on Amtrak takes 22 hours and 45 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 19 hours and 15 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $166.87 for a one-way train ticket to New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
22h 45m
Avg. Price
$162.29

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal train tickets from Chicago to New York start from $90.00, and on average cost $107.86. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules to New York. Amtrak Cardinal in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Chicago to New York train travel on Amtrak Cardinal takes 27 hours and 14 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak Cardinal offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 19 hours and 15 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to New York on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cardinal scheduled trip per day, which will cost $107.12 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1d 3h 14m
Avg. Price
$107.86

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train tickets from Chicago to New York start from $90.00, and on average cost $103.67. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Lake Shore Limited schedules to New York. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Chicago to New York train travel on Amtrak Lake Shore Limited takes 19 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 19 hours and 15 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to New York on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Lake Shore Limited scheduled trip per day, which will cost $109.03 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
19h 53m
Avg. Price
$103.67

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to New York:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains from Chicago arrive in New York:
  • Penn Station