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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Memphis?

Lowest Price$89.00
Fastest Train10h 22m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to Memphis during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

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

In the last month, $89.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN. 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 Memphis?

The distance between Chicago and Memphis is approximately 483 miles, or 777 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 22 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 Memphis are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Chicago at 8:00pm and arrives in Memphis around 10 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Chicago to Memphis?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Memphis with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Memphis to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Memphis for $52.00.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Memphis?

Amtrak City of New Orleans is the one and only train line which connects Chicago, Illinois to Memphis, Tennessee. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans110h 23m$96.01

Amtrak City of New Orleans train tickets from Chicago to Memphis start from $89, and on average cost $96. Daily there are 1 Amtrak City of New Orleans schedules to Memphis. Amtrak City of New Orleans in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Memphis trains arrive at Central Station - 545 S Main St, From Chicago to Memphis train travel on Amtrak City of New Orleans takes 10 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to Memphis faster, Amtrak City of New Orleans offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 22 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Memphis on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak City of New Orleans scheduled trip per day, which will cost $94 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

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 Memphis?

Memphis has one train station:

  • Central Station - 545 S Main St

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