Cheap Houston to Chicago  train tickets


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How to find cheap train tickets from Houston to Chicago ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Houston 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 Houston to Chicago was $108.47. 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 $27.00 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 Houston to Chicago ? How far is Houston to Chicago ?

The distance between Houston to Chicago is 942.41 miles or 1516.28 km. A train trip from Houston to Chicago typically takes 24 hours and 47 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 24 hours and 47 minutes to get from Houston to Chicago.

Going from Houston to Chicago by train takes over 24 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 Wednesday trains from Houston 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Houston to Chicago

Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Houston to Chicago route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Houston to Chicago, usually offering one departure per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Houston to Chicago, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Houston to Chicago, which start at $88.00.

One train carrier connects Houston to Chicago


Amtrak train tickets from Houston to Chicago start from $106.00, and on average cost $128.63. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Houston leaves from 902 Washington Ave, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Houston to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 24 hours and 47 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $126.99 for a one-way weekend reservation from Houston.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Houston on their way to Chicago. The busiest departure station in Houston serving this route is 902 Washington Ave.
  • 902 Washington Ave
There is one train station where trains arrive in Chicago from Houston., The busiest departure station in Houston serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St