The distance between Austin and Chicago is approximately 980.07 miles, or 1576.87 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 28 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 28 hours and 21 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.
Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Austin to Chicago route. Amtrak Texas Eagle offers the most scheduled departures between Austin to Chicago, usually offering one departure 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 Austin to Chicago, which start at $128.00.
Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from Austin to Chicago start from $115.00, and on average cost $142.26. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Texas Eagle in Austin leaves from 250 N Lamar Blvd, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,
From Austin to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 28 hours and 21 minutes.
If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Texas Eagle scheduled trip per day, which will cost $145.16 for a one-way weekend reservation from Austin.