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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Elkhart to Chicago?

Lowest Price$18.00
Fastest Train2h 16m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Elkhart 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. 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 Elkhart to Chicago?

In the last month, $18.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Elkhart, IN to Chicago, IL. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $5.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Elkhart to Chicago?

The distance between Elkhart and Chicago is approximately 86 miles, or 139 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 16 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 Elkhart to Chicago 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 Wednesday 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 Elkhart at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. 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 Elkhart to Chicago?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Elkhart to Chicago.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Elkhart. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Elkhart to Chicago for $14.00.

Which train should you take from Elkhart to Chicago?

2 train services operate from Elkhart, Indiana to Chicago, Illinois. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Capitol Limited12h 16m$18.39
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited22h 25m$18.40

Where is the train station in Elkhart?

There is one train station in Elkhart:

  • 131 Tyler Ave

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Price trends for trains from Elkhart to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10AugAug

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Elkhart, IN to Chicago, IL
4.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Jeanette
4.0
October 25, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I liked the spaciousness and it was pleasant to just ride in comfort!
Cons
I was almost one hour late leaving. Coming back we left on time, but still got to me destination 30 minutes late.
Tips
Bring your own healthy snacks.

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