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traveling from New York to Chicago by train

Cheapest price$76.00
Shortest Duration19h 0m
Trips per day3
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from New York to Chicago?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from New York to Chicago is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from New York to Chicago were $112.92. By booking 26 days out, tickets are on average $33.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from New York to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from New York to Chicago by train is at 3:00 PM on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 2:00 PM on Tuesday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily train trips are there from New York to Chicago?

On average there are 3 train trips per day. Amtrak has the most options for departures from New York to Chicago, with an average of 2 trips per day and 44 monthly trips. 3 train carriers currently travel from New York to Chicago. Of the 3 trips there is 1 trip that is a direct route with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from New York start at $44.00.

train lines that run from New York to Chicago

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from New York to Chicago. The average Amtrak Lake Shore Limited ticket to Chicago costs $117.09. Cheap Amtrak Lake Shore Limited tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $76.00. In New York, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited departs from Penn Station and no other station. In Chicago, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Lake Shore Limited from New York to Chicago takes 19 hours and 12 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Lake Shore Limited trip will get you to Chicago in 19 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $131.12 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
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Avg. Time
19h 12m
Avg. Price
$117.09

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from New York to Chicago. The average Amtrak Cardinal ticket to Chicago costs $106.89. Cheap Amtrak Cardinal tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $76.00. In New York, Amtrak Cardinal departs from Penn Station and no other station. In Chicago, Amtrak Cardinal arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Cardinal from New York to Chicago takes 28 hours and 15 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Cardinal trip will get you to Chicago in 19 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Cardinal offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $118.89 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Amtrak Cardinal
Amtrak Cardinal
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
28h 15m
Avg. Price
$106.89

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 2 train schedule(s) from New York to Chicago. The average Amtrak ticket to Chicago costs $132.80. Cheap Amtrak tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $87.00. In New York, Amtrak departs from Penn Station and no other station. In Chicago, Amtrak arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from New York to Chicago takes 23 hours and 17 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Chicago in 19 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $150.02 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
23h 17m
Avg. Price
$132.80

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from New York. Most train trips to Chicago will depart from Penn Station.
  • Penn Station
Train trips arrive in Chicago at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Union Station - 225 S Canal St are the main train stations in Chicago for trips arriving from New York.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St