Cheap Newark to Chicago  train tickets

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Lowest Price$87.00
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How to find cheap train tickets from Newark to Chicago ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Newark to Chicago is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Newark to Chicago was $114.97. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 28 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $64.51 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Newark to Chicago ? How far is Newark to Chicago ?

The distance between Newark to Chicago is 702.57 miles or 1130.40 km. A train trip from Newark to Chicago typically takes 23 hours and 8 minutes. 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 21 hours and 22 minutes to get from Newark to Chicago.

Going from Newark to Chicago by train takes over 23 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 Newark 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 Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Newark to Chicago

Typically there are 4 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. On the route to Chicago 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Newark to Chicago, usually offering 4 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Chicago with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Newark to Chicago, which start at $62.00.

Newark to Chicago is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Newark to Chicago start from $87.00, and on average cost $132.72. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Newark leaves from Penn Station and one other station. And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Newark to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 22 hours and 36 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 21 hours and 22 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $144.41 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

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Avg. Time
22h 36m
Avg. Price
$132.72

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal train tickets from Newark to Chicago start from $87.00, and on average cost $118.99. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Cardinal in Newark leaves from Penn Station, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Newark to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Cardinal takes 27 hours and 56 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak Cardinal offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 21 hours and 22 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cardinal scheduled trip per day, which will cost $120.84 for a one-way weekend reservation from Newark.

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Avg. Time
1d 3h 56m
Avg. Price
$118.99

Plan your next adventure:

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Chicago that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in Newark serving this route is Penn Station, Newark Intl Airport.
  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport
There is one train station where trains arrive in Chicago from Newark., The busiest departure station in Newark serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St