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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Cleveland?

Lowest Price$48.00
Fastest Train6h 5m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to Cleveland 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 Cleveland?

In the last month, $48.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Cleveland, OH. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Cleveland?

The distance between Chicago and Cleveland is approximately 307 miles, or 495 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 5 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 Cleveland are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Sunday 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 6:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Cleveland?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Chicago to Cleveland.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Cleveland to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Cleveland for $27.00.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Cleveland?

2 train services operate from Chicago, Illinois to Cleveland, Ohio. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Capitol Limited16h 5m$54.14
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited27h 9m$50.05

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 Cleveland?

Cleveland has one train station:

  • 200 Cleveland Mem Shrwy

Price trends for trains from Chicago to Cleveland

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20SepSep

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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