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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Madison 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 Madison to Chicago?
What is the price of a train ticket from Madison to Chicago?
In the last month, $30.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Madison, 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 Madison to Chicago?
The distance between Madison and Chicago is approximately 122 miles, or 197 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 45 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 Madison to Chicago are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Madison at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00am. 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 Madison to Chicago?
Trains leave the station in Madison twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Chicago with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.
Which train should you take from Madison to Chicago?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Madison, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
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Where is the train station in Madison?
There is one train station in Madison:
- 4 Collins Ct
Where is the train station in Chicago?
Chicago has one train station:
- Union Station - 225 S Canal St
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