Cheap Philadelphia to Chicago  train tickets

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Lowest Price$86.00
Fastest20h 42m
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How to find cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to Chicago ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Chicago was $125.41. 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 $19.00 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 Philadelphia to Chicago ? How far is Philadelphia to Chicago ?

The distance between Philadelphia to Chicago is 664.00 miles or 1068.34 km. A train trip from Philadelphia to Chicago typically takes 22 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 20 hours and 42 minutes to get from Philadelphia to Chicago.

Going from Philadelphia to Chicago by train takes over 22 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 Sunday trains from Philadelphia 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 Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Philadelphia to Chicago

Typically there are 4 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Chicago, which start at $33.00.

Philadelphia to Chicago is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Philadelphia to Chicago start from $105.00, and on average cost $143.01. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Philadelphia to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 22 hours and 3 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 20 hours and 42 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $146.27 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

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Avg. Time
22h 3m
Avg. Price
$143.01

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal train tickets from Philadelphia to Chicago start from $86.00, and on average cost $113.12. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Cardinal in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Philadelphia to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Cardinal takes 26 hours and 45 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak Cardinal offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 20 hours and 42 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cardinal scheduled trip per day, which will cost $109.64 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

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Power outlet
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Avg. Time
1d 2h 45m
Avg. Price
$113.12
There is one train station from which trains depart Philadelphia on their way to Chicago. The busiest departure station in Philadelphia serving this route is 30th St Station - 2955 Market St.
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Chicago from Philadelphia., The busiest departure station in Philadelphia serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St