Cheap Chicago to Philadelphia train tickets

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How to find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Philadelphia ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia was $138.22. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 26 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $51.21 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 journey from Chicago to Philadelphia ? How far is Chicago to Philadelphia ?

The distance between Chicago to Philadelphia is 664.00 miles or 1068.34 km. A train trip from Chicago to Philadelphia typically takes 22 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 19 hours and 15 minutes to get from Chicago to Philadelphia.

Going from Chicago to Philadelphia by train takes over 22 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Friday trains from Chicago to Philadelphia 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Chicago to Philadelphia

Typically there are 6 schedules to compare for your trip to Philadelphia. On the route to Philadelphia 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Philadelphia, usually offering 5 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, which start at $44.00.

Chicago to Philadelphia is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Philadelphia start from $84.00, and on average cost $158.08. Daily there are 5 Amtrak schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Chicago to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak takes 22 hours and 39 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia 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 $170.00 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

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Avg. Time
22h 39m
Avg. Price
$158.08

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal train tickets from Chicago to Philadelphia start from $86.00, and on average cost $101.63. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Cardinal in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Chicago to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Cardinal takes 25 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cardinal scheduled trip per day, which will cost $101.11 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
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Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1d 1h 43m
Avg. Price
$101.63

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There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Philadelphia. The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Philadelphia from Chicago., The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is 30th St Station - 2955 Market St.
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St