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How much are train tickets from Shelby to Chicago?

Lowest Price$142.00
Fastest Train27h 22m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $142.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Shelby, MT to Chicago, IL. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Shelby to Chicago?

The distance between Shelby and Chicago is approximately 1259 miles, or 2026 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 27 hours and 22 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 Shelby to Chicago are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Saturday 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 Shelby at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. 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 Shelby to Chicago?

Trains leave the station in Shelby twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Chicago with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

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

Which train should you take from Shelby to Chicago?

Amtrak Empire Builder is the one and only train line which connects Shelby, Montana to Chicago, Illinois. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Builder21d 3h 23m$152.00

Where is the train station in Shelby?

There is one train station in Shelby:

  • 230 W Central Ave

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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