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How much are train tickets from El Paso to Chicago?

Lowest Price$115.00
Fastest Train41h 5m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2
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El Paso-Chicago Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from El Paso 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.

Can you take a train all the way from El Paso to Chicago?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from El Paso to Chicago. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

What is the price of a train ticket from El Paso to Chicago?

In the last month, $115.00 was the average price of a train ticket from El Paso, TX to Chicago, IL. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. 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 $55.83 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from El Paso to Chicago?

The distance between El Paso and Chicago is approximately 1251 miles, or 2013 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 45 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 41 hours and 5 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 El Paso 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 Saturday 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 El Paso at 3:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 El Paso to Chicago?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from El Paso to Chicago. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to El Paso. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from El Paso to Chicago for $87.00.

Which train should you take from El Paso to Chicago?

2 train services operate from El Paso, Texas to Chicago, Illinois. Amtrak Texas Eagle usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 21h 16m$122.74
Amtrak Texas Eagle21d 21h 17m$120.37

Where is the train station in El Paso?

There are two stations in El Paso where you can board the train to Chicago:

  • 700 W San Francisco Ave
  • Bus Terminal

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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