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Compare train tickets from Chicago to Columbus


Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Columbus, WI?

Lowest Price$24.00
Fastest Train2h 47m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Chicago to Columbus
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
November 30, 2019Visiting family
Relaxing and viewing the country side
Offer WiFi. Otherwise nothing else from my perspective
Keep cell conversations short.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Columbus?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $24.00 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Chicago to Columbus. By booking your trip 15 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $9.70 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Columbus?

The distance between Chicago and Columbus is approximately 123 miles, or 198 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 47 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Chicago to Columbus are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Monday 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 2:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Chicago to Columbus?

Trains leave the station in Chicago twice a day, so thre are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Columbus 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 Columbus to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Columbus for $38.00.

What train services are there from Chicago to Columbus?

Amtrak Empire Builder is the one and only train line which connects Chicago to Columbus. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Builder22h 48m$26.83

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 Columbus?

Columbus has one train station:

  • 359 N Ludington St

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