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How much are train tickets from Albuquerque to Chicago?

Lowest Price$122.00
Fastest Train26h 2m
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Price trends for trains from Albuquerque to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Albuquerque 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Albuquerque to Chicago?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Albuquerque to Chicago. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

What is the price of a train ticket from Albuquerque to Chicago?

In the last month, $128.33 was the average price of a train ticket from Albuquerque, NM to Chicago, IL. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 5 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $48.55 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Albuquerque to Chicago?

The distance between Albuquerque and Chicago is approximately 1125 miles, or 1811 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 34 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 26 hours and 2 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 Albuquerque 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Albuquerque at 5:00am and arrives in Chicago around 26 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Albuquerque to Chicago?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Chicago with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Albuquerque. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Albuquerque to Chicago for $73.00.

Which train should you take from Albuquerque to Chicago?

2 train services operate from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Chicago, Illinois. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12d 7h 38m$153.34
Amtrak Southwest Chief11d 2h 2m$124.72

Where is the train station in Albuquerque?

There is one train station in Albuquerque:

  • Alvarado Transp Ctr - 314 1st St SW

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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