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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Waterloo to Chicago?

Lowest Price$26.00
Fastest Train3h 9m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Waterloo to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10AugAug

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Waterloo, IN to Chicago, IL
5.0
Based on 3 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Lake Shore Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.7
Value
4.7
Condition
4.7
Creasie
5.0
June 27, 2020Solo travel
Pros
nice ride, cost effective and super quick
Cons
all was nice
John
5.0
September 1, 2019Vacation
Pros
It was fun
Cons
Nothing
Tips
No
Maria
5.0
August 6, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It was nice great views
Cons
More cushion

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Waterloo 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 Waterloo to Chicago?

In the last month, $26.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Waterloo, 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 $7.22 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Waterloo to Chicago?

The distance between Waterloo and Chicago is approximately 138 miles, or 222 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 9 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Waterloo to Chicago 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 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 Waterloo at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00am. 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 Waterloo to Chicago?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Waterloo.

Which train should you take from Waterloo to Chicago?

2 train services operate from Waterloo, 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 Limited13h 9m$26.65
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited23h 17m$26.73

Where is the train station in Waterloo?

There is one train station in Waterloo:

  • 485 West Van Vleek Street

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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