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Erie-Chicago Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Erie to Chicago?

Lowest Price$54.00
Fastest Train8h 56m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $54.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Erie, PA to Chicago, IL. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $14.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Erie to Chicago?

The distance between Erie and Chicago is approximately 388 miles, or 624 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 56 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 Erie 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 Monday 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 Erie at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00am. 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 Erie to Chicago?

Trains leave the station in Erie twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Chicago with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Erie. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Erie to Chicago for $50.00.

Which train should you take from Erie to Chicago?

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is the one and only train line which connects Erie, Pennsylvania to Chicago, Illinois. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited28h 56m$55.05

Where is the train station in Erie?

There is one train station in Erie:

  • 125 W 14th St

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Price trends for trains from Erie to Chicago

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Erie, PA to Chicago, IL
5.0
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Users that traveled with Amtrak Lake Shore Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
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