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traveling from New York to Chicago by train

Cheapest price$87.00
Fastest time19h 5m
Trips per day3
train carriers2
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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 $123.10. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $22.00 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 10 AM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 12 PM on Wednesday 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 3 trips per day and 68 monthly trips. 2 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

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have train departures from New York. Most train trips to Chicago will depart from Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal.
  • Penn Station
  • Grand Central Terminal
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