Cheap train tickets from Erie to Chicago


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How do you find cheap train tickets from Erie to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Erie 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 Erie to Chicago was $57.91. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 14 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $38.59 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 ride from Erie to Chicago?

The distance between Erie and Chicago is approximately 387.85 miles, or 624.03 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 8 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Erie to Chicago?

On Saturday trains from Erie 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited has the most connections between Erie to Chicago

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. One train carrier operates regular service on the Erie to Chicago route. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers the most scheduled departures between Erie to Chicago, usually offering 2 trips per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to Chicago, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Erie to Chicago, which start at $54.00.

One train company connects Erie to Chicago

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train tickets from Erie to Chicago start from $53.00, and on average cost $63.94. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Lake Shore Limited schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited in Erie leaves from 125 W 14th St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Erie to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Lake Shore Limited takes 8 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 56 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $65.91 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Erie on their way to Chicago. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Erie are:
  • 125 W 14th St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Chicago from Erie. These are the busiest arriving stations in Chicago:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St