The distance between Portland ME to Chicago is 888.64 miles or 1429.77 km. A train trip from Portland ME to Chicago typically takes 28 hours, If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 26 hours and 30 minutes to get from Portland to Chicago.
Going from Portland to Chicago by train takes over 28 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.
On Saturday trains from Portland 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 Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.
Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. One train carrier operates regular service on the Portland to Chicago route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Portland to Chicago, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Portland to Chicago, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.
Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Portland ME to Chicago, which start at $111.00.
Amtrak train tickets from Portland to Chicago start from $116.00, and on average cost $168.93. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Portland leaves from 100 Thompsons Pt Rd, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,
From Portland to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 27 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 27 hours and 0 minutes.
If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $184.89 for a one-way weekend reservation from Portland.