Cheap train tickets fromEast Lansing to Chicago

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traveling from East Lansing to Chicago by train

Cheapest price$23.00
Shortest Duration4h 0m
Trips per day2
train carriers2
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from East Lansing to Chicago?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from East Lansing to Chicago is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from East Lansing to Chicago were $39.56. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $6.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from East Lansing to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from East Lansing to Chicago by train is at 8:00 AM on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 6:00 PM on Thursday 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 East Lansing to Chicago?

On average there are 2 train trips per day. Amtrak has the most options for departures from East Lansing to Chicago, with an average of 1 trip per day and 39 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from East Lansing to Chicago. Of the 2 trips there is 1 trip that is a direct route with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from East Lansing start at $9.00.

train lines that run from East Lansing to Chicago

Amtrak Blue Water

Amtrak Blue Water operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from East Lansing to Chicago. The average Amtrak Blue Water ticket to Chicago costs $39.60. Cheap Amtrak Blue Water tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $23.00. In East Lansing, Amtrak Blue Water departs from Train Station - 1240 S Harrison Rd E and no other station. In Chicago, Amtrak Blue Water arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Blue Water from East Lansing to Chicago takes 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Blue Water offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $42.67 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Amtrak Blue Water
Amtrak Blue Water
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Avg. Time
4h 0m
Avg. Price
$39.60

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from East Lansing to Chicago. The average Amtrak ticket to Chicago costs $53.08. Cheap Amtrak tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $36.00. In East Lansing, Amtrak departs from Train Station - 1240 S Harrison Rd E and no other station. In Chicago, Amtrak arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from East Lansing to Chicago takes 6 hours and 38 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Chicago in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $56.89 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
6h 38m
Avg. Price
$53.08

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from East Lansing. Most train trips to Chicago will depart from Train Station - 1240 S Harrison Rd E.
  • Train Station - 1240 S Harrison Rd E
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 East Lansing.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St