The distance between Portage to Chicago is 147.83 miles or 237.84 km. A train trip from Portage to Chicago typically takes 3 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Empire Builder. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 3 hours and 28 minutes to get from Portage to Chicago.
A train getaway to Chicago clocks in at less than 4 hours, station to station. If you plan ahead and get an early start, a day trip could be possible depending on the schedules for that day, but you will be limited on the time you can spend in Chicago before you have to hop on the train back to Portage. Ideally, you should plan for at least a two-day trip to Chicago. It would be perfect for a weekend getaway.
On Friday trains from Portage 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.
Amtrak Empire Builder train tickets from Portage to Chicago start from $29.00, and on average cost $38.58. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Builder schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Empire Builder in Portage leaves from 400 W Oneida St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,
From Portage to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Empire Builder takes 3 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak Empire Builder offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 28 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Builder offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $38.62 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.