Cheap Portland to Chicago  train tickets

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How much are Portland to Chicago train tickets?

Lowest Price$148.00
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How to find cheap train tickets from Portland to Chicago ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Portland to Chicago is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Portland to Chicago was $216.71. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $37.00 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Portland to Chicago ? How far is Portland to Chicago ?

The distance between Portland to Chicago is 1755.44 miles or 2824.39 km. A train trip from Portland to Chicago typically takes 59 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Empire Builder. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 45 hours and 10 minutes to get from Portland to Chicago.

Going from Portland to Chicago by train takes over 59 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Wednesday trains from Portland to Chicago are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Portland to Chicago

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. On the route to Chicago 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Portland to Chicago, usually offering 3 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Chicago with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Portland to Chicago, which start at $181.00.

Portland to Chicago is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Portland to Chicago start from $173.00, and on average cost $270.73. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Portland leaves from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Portland to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 68 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 45 hours and 10 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $267.89 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

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Avg. Time
2d 20h 33m
Avg. Price
$270.73

Amtrak Empire Builder

Amtrak Empire Builder train tickets from Portland to Chicago start from $148.00, and on average cost $183.84. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Builder schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Empire Builder in Portland leaves from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Portland to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Empire Builder takes 45 hours and 10 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Builder offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $177.84 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1d 21h 10m
Avg. Price
$183.84

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart Portland on their way to Chicago. The busiest departure station in Portland serving this route is Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave.
  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave
There is one train station where trains arrive in Chicago from Portland., The busiest departure station in Portland serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St