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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Princeton to Chicago?

Lowest Price$12.00
Fastest Train2h 3m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2
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Princeton-Chicago Train Schedule

Price trends for trains from Princeton to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5JulJul

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Princeton to Chicago
4.0
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.5
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Scott
4.0
November 22, 2019Business
Pros
Plenty of overhead space for bags
Cons
Seats are not very comfortable. Not sure why they dropped us off in Princeton away from the station, which made us have to wait in the cold for the train to take of again. Does not seem safe.
Steve
4.0
June 29, 2019Couples trip
Pros
didn't have to fight the traffic downtown Chicago
Cons
seems like the delays could ruin a good time. very rushed .
Tips
maybe spend the extra money and go a day ahead if you have a timed event., instead of going up same day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Princeton to Chicago 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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.

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

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, $12.00 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Princeton to Chicago. By booking your trip 14 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $5.87 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Princeton to Chicago?

The distance between Princeton and Chicago is approximately 101 miles, or 163 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 3 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 Princeton to Chicago are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Princeton at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00pm. 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 Princeton to Chicago?

Trains leave the station in Princeton twice a day, so thre are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Chicago 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 Chicago to Princeton.

What train services are there from Princeton to Chicago?

2 train services operate from Princeton to Chicago. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr12h 3m$12.68
Amtrak Southwest Chief12h 13m$12.47

Where is the train station in Princeton?

There is one train station in Princeton:

  • 107 Bicentennial Dr

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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