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Grand Forks-Chicago Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Grand Forks to Chicago?

Lowest Price$90.00
Fastest Train14h 53m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks to Chicago?

In the last month, $90.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Grand Forks, ND to Chicago, IL. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $22.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Grand Forks to Chicago?

The distance between Grand Forks and Chicago is approximately 621 miles, or 999 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 14 hours and 53 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 Grand Forks 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 Tuesday 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 Grand Forks at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00am. 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 Grand Forks to Chicago?

Trains leave the station in Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Grand Forks to Chicago for $149.00.

Which train should you take from Grand Forks to Chicago?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Builder214h 53m$91.20

Where is the train station in Grand Forks?

There is one train station in Grand Forks:

  • 5555 DeMers Ave

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Price trends for trains from Grand Forks to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$150$100$50AugSep

Monthly average prices

$225$180$135$90$45FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$150$120$90$60$303020100

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