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Chicago-Dallas Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Dallas?

Lowest Price$108.00
Fastest Train21h 45m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $108.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX. 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 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $92.05 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Dallas?

The distance between Chicago and Dallas is approximately 805 miles, or 1295 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 21 hours and 45 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 Dallas are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Tuesday 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 1:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 Dallas?

Trains leave the station in Chicago twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Dallas with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Dallas to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Dallas for $98.00.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Dallas?

Amtrak Texas Eagle is the one and only train line which connects Chicago, Illinois to Dallas, Texas. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Texas Eagle221h 45m$121.38

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 Dallas?

Dallas has one train station:

  • Union Station - 400 S Houston St

Price trends for trains from Chicago to Dallas

Average prices by travel date

$135$90$45SepSep

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$175$140$105$70$353020100

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