Cheap train tickets from Lafayette, IN to Chicago

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How much are train tickets from Lafayette, IN to Chicago?

Lowest Price$22.00
Fastest2h 55m
trains per day2
train companies2
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Overall score for Lafayette to Chicago
5.0
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Linda
5.0
June 22, 2019Vacation
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.

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Katelyn
5.0
June 28, 2019Vacation
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!

How do you find cheap train tickets from Lafayette, IN to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Lafayette to Chicago is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Lafayette to Chicago was $26.40. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 20 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $2.38 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Lafayette, IN to Chicago?

The distance between Lafayette and Chicago is approximately 108.40 miles, or 174.40 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 3 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 55 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Lafayette to Chicago?

On Friday trains from Lafayette to Chicago are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Lafayette to Chicago?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. On the route to Chicago 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Lafayette to Chicago, usually offering one departure per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to Chicago, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, which start at $13.00.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Lafayette to Chicago

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Lafayette to Chicago start from $27.00, and on average cost $27.00. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Lafayette leaves from 200 N Second St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Lafayette to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 3 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 55 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $27.00 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 8m
Avg. Price
$27.00

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal train tickets from Lafayette to Chicago start from $22.00, and on average cost $26.56. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Cardinal in Lafayette leaves from 200 N Second St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Lafayette to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Cardinal takes 3 hours and 24 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak Cardinal offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 55 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cardinal scheduled trip per day, which will cost $25.11 for a one-way weekend reservation from Lafayette.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 24m
Avg. Price
$26.56

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Lafayette on their way to Chicago:
  • 200 N Second St
There is one train station where trains from Lafayette arrive in Chicago:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St