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traveling from Boston to Chicago by train

Cheapest price$91.00
Shortest Duration22h 0m
Trips per day4
train carriers2
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Boston to Chicago?

The best way to get the cheapest 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 $99.80. 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 from Boston to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Boston to Chicago by train is at 12:00 PM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 9:00 PM on Wednesday 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.

How many daily train trips are there from Boston to Chicago?

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 77 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from Boston to Chicago. Of the 4 trips there is 1 trip that is a direct route with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from Boston start at $112.00.

train lines that run from Boston to Chicago

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited operates, on average, 3 train schedule(s) from Boston to Chicago. The average Amtrak Lake Shore Limited ticket to Chicago costs $112.00. Cheap Amtrak Lake Shore Limited tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $91.00. In Boston, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited departs from South Station 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 59 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay $116.70 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
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Avg. Time
21h 59m
Avg. Price
$112.00

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 2 train schedule(s) from Boston to Chicago. The average Amtrak ticket to Chicago costs $142.03. Cheap Amtrak tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $109.00. In Boston, Amtrak departs 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 38 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 $142.03 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
37h 38m
Avg. Price
$142.03

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 South Station, Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St.
  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
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