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Boston to Chicago train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$92.00
Shortest Duration22h 0m
Trips per day4
train carriers2
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How to book cheap Boston to Chicago train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Boston to Chicago is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Boston to Chicago were $96.61. By booking 13 days out, tickets are on average $23.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from Boston to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Boston to Chicago by train is at 12:00 PM on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 9:00 PM on Sunday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited from Boston to Chicago has the most daily schedules

On average there are 4 train trips per day. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited has the most options for departures from Boston to Chicago, with an average of 3 trips per day and 76 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from Boston to Chicago. Of the 4 trips there are 2 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from Boston to Chicago starts at $126.00.

2 carriers offer Boston to Chicago train trips

Amtrak

Book Amtrak from Boston to Chicago from $137.00. There are 2 Amtrak schedules from Boston to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $187.42 for a Amtrak ticket to Chicago. In Boston, Amtrak departs to Chicago from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and 1 other station. In Chicago, Amtrak arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Boston to Chicago takes 37 hours and 28 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Chicago in 22 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $187.42 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

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Avg. Time
13h 28m
Avg. Price
$187.42

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Book Amtrak Lake Shore Limited from Boston to Chicago from $92.00. There are 3 Amtrak Lake Shore Limited schedules from Boston to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $109.51 for a Amtrak Lake Shore Limited ticket to Chicago. In Boston, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited departs to Chicago from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and 1 other station. In Chicago, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Lake Shore Limited from Boston to Chicago takes 21 hours and 57 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $111.35 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
21h 57m
Avg. Price
$109.51

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have train departures from Boston. Most train trips to Chicago will depart from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St, South Station.
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station
Train trips arrive in Chicago at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Union Station - 225 S Canal St are the main train stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Boston.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St