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Newark-Chicago Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Newark to Chicago?

Lowest Price$89.00
Fastest Train20h 22m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $93.94 was the average price of a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Chicago, IL. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $59.12 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Newark to Chicago?

The distance between Newark and Chicago is approximately 702 miles, or 1130 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 23 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 20 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 Newark to Chicago are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Wednesday 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 Newark at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 Newark to Chicago?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Newark to Chicago. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Newark. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Newark to Chicago for $72.00.

Which train should you take from Newark to Chicago?

2 train services operate from Newark, New Jersey to Chicago, Illinois. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak522h 44m$108.71
Amtrak Cardinal11d 3h 55m$92.93

Where is the train station in Newark?

There are two stations in Newark where you can board the train to Chicago:

  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Price trends for trains from Newark to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Newark, NJ to Chicago, IL
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