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Lowest Price$37.00
Fastest Train4h 3m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1
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Appleton-Chicago Train Schedule

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Price trends for trains from Appleton to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15JulAug

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Appleton, WI to Chicago, IL
5.0
Based on 3 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.7
Staff
4.7
Value
4.0
Condition
4.7
Janice
5.0
September 11, 2019Business
Pros
The time was right - early morning commute made it possible to get to O'Hare airport for flight to Seattle. Cheaper trip by Amtrak than flying out of Appleton to Chicago.
Jackelin
5.0
July 5, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was a comfortable trip
Cons
It was ok

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Appleton 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 Appleton to Chicago?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Appleton to Chicago, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

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

In the last month, $43.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Appleton, WI to Chicago, IL. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Appleton to Chicago?

The distance between Appleton and Chicago is approximately 169 miles, or 273 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 3 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 Appleton 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 Thursday 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 Appleton at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00am. 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 Appleton to Chicago?

Trains leave the station in Appleton twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Appleton.

Which train should you take from Appleton to Chicago?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Appleton, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak25h 14m$43.50

Where is the train station in Appleton?

There is one train station in Appleton:

  • Appleton Transit Ctr

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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