The distance between Richmond to Chicago is 618.93 miles or 995.82 km. A train trip from Richmond to Chicago typically takes 26 hours and 37 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 22 hours and 37 minutes to get from Richmond to Chicago.
Going from Richmond to Chicago by train takes over 26 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 Thursday trains from Richmond 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.
Typically there are 8 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. One train carrier operates regular service on the Richmond to Chicago route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Richmond to Chicago, usually offering 8 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Richmond 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 Richmond to Chicago, which start at $45.00.
Amtrak train tickets from Richmond to Chicago start from $82.00, and on average cost $129.17. Daily there are 8 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd and one other station. And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,
From Richmond to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 26 hours and 38 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 22 hours and 37 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $127.23 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.