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Cleveland-Chicago Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Cleveland to Chicago?

Lowest Price$48.00
Fastest Train6h 46m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $49.72 was the average price of a train ticket from Cleveland, OH to Chicago, IL. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $16.40 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Cleveland to Chicago?

The distance between Cleveland and Chicago is approximately 307 miles, or 495 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 46 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 Cleveland to Chicago are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Friday 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 Cleveland at 2:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00am. 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 Cleveland to Chicago?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Cleveland to Chicago.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Cleveland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Cleveland to Chicago for $27.00.

Which train should you take from Cleveland to Chicago?

2 train services operate from Cleveland, Ohio to Chicago, Illinois. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Capitol Limited16h 46m$59.38
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited27h 5m$49.71

Where is the train station in Cleveland?

There is one train station in Cleveland:

  • 200 Cleveland Mem Shrwy

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Price trends for trains from Cleveland to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20SepSep

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Cleveland, OH to Chicago, IL
4.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
5.0
Condition
4.0
Jessica
4.0
August 23, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The seats are spacious and comfortable!!!The seats are spacious and comfortable!!!
Cons
The train needs updatedThe train needs updated
Tips
They keep it cool so bring a blanketThey keep it cool so bring a blanket

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