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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Chicago to New York?

Lowest Price$90.00
Fastest Train19h 53m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines3

Chicago to New York Route Map

Chicago New York

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to New York right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Chicago to New York?

In the last month, $106.06 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL to New York, NY. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $27.39 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Chicago and New York is approximately 711 miles, or 1144 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 23 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 19 hours and 53 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 New York are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Wednesday 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 5:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Chicago to New York?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Chicago to New York. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New York to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to New York for $72.00.

Which train should you take from Chicago to New York?

There are 3 train lines with service from Chicago, Illinois to New York, New York. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 4 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak423h 40m$128.72
Amtrak Cardinal11d 3h 13m$97.31
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited119h 54m$98.59

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 New York?

New York has one train station:

  • Penn Station

Price trends for trains from Chicago to New York

Average prices by travel date

$120$80$40SepSep

Monthly average prices

$175$140$105$70$35JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

$150$120$90$60$303020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago, IL to New York, NY
4.5
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
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

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