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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Lafayette to Chicago?

Lowest Price$22.00
Fastest Train2h 55m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Lafayette 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Lafayette to Chicago?

Yes, there are some trains that travel the entire distance from Lafayette to Chicago. However, in some cases you will have to take a bus for part of your journey in addition to taking the train.

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

In the last month, $22.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Lafayette, 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 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $5.52 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Lafayette to Chicago?

The distance between Lafayette and Chicago is approximately 108 miles, or 174 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 55 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 Lafayette to Chicago are the most crowded on Friday. 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?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Lafayette at 7:00am and arrives in Chicago around 2 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Lafayette to Chicago?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Chicago 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 Chicago to Lafayette. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago for $20.00.

Which train should you take from Lafayette to Chicago?

2 train services operate from Lafayette, Indiana to Chicago, Illinois. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 55m$22.25
Amtrak Cardinal13h 25m$22.81

Where is the train station in Lafayette?

There is one train station in Lafayette:

  • 200 N Second St

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Price trends for trains from Lafayette to Chicago

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Katelyn

June 28, 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Hoosier State

Pros: the train ride was hassle free and comfortable. one of the best part of the trip. Cons: better advisement - did not realize train was option until started goggling. I might have made this trip soon with this easier traveling option. Tips: train vs bus / train is ... Pros: the train ride was hassle free and comfortable. one of the best part of the trip. Cons: better advisement - did not realize train was option until started goggling. I might have made this trip soon with this easier traveling option. Tips: train vs bus / train is the way to go!More

5.0

Linda

June 22, 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Cardinal

Pros: All train staff that we dealt with was courteous and helpful, even though they were certainly very busy and had a schedule to keep. The ride was comfortable and the train looked and smelled fairly clean given it was very full with passengers. Cons: It was not cle... Pros: All train staff that we dealt with was courteous and helpful, even though they were certainly very busy and had a schedule to keep. The ride was comfortable and the train looked and smelled fairly clean given it was very full with passengers. Cons: It was not clear at the train station where we were supposed to board our train, so we had to ask a few employees there to get to the right place. That was a little worrisome since the station was so big. Tips: Allow plenty of time at the bigger stations.More

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