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Cheap train tickets from Austin to Chicago

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Cheapest

$124

Average

$124

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Austin to Chicago will cost around $ 124 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 124.

Amtrak
02:31PMAustin29h56 08:27PMChicago
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$1241One-way

Train schedule from Austin to Chicago

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Sat
May 21
$124Amtrak
$231Greyhound
$101American Airlines
Sun
May 22
$200Amtrak
$236Greyhound
$235American Airlines
Mon
May 23
$156Amtrak
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$252United
Tue
May 24
$159Amtrak
$219Greyhound
$252envoy air
Wed
May 25
$156Amtrak
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$248United
Thu
May 26
$123Amtrak
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$345Spirit Airlines
Fri
May 27
$300Amtrak
$233Greyhound
$153Spirit Airlines

Fastest train times from Austin to Chicago

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Fastest Journey

1d 5 h 56 m

Average

1d 5 h 56 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

1573 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Austin for Chicago every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 1573 km distance in an average of 1d 5 h 56 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1d 5 h 56 m .

The slowest trains will take 1d 5 h 56 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Amtrak
02:31PMAustin29h56 08:27PMChicago
0 changes
$1241One-way

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Overview: Train from Austin to Chicago

distanceDistance975 miles (1572 km)
durationAverage train duration29 h 50 min
priceAverage train ticket price$162 (€145)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Austin to Chicago cover the 975 miles (1572 km) long route taking on average 29 h 50 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $123 (€110), but the average price of train tickets is $162 (€145).

Train companies: Amtrak from Austin to Chicago trains

Amtrak trains will get you from Austin to Chicago from $123 (€110). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey between Austin and Chicago, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Amtrak from Austin to Chicago train information:

  • Average Duration: 28 h 37 min
  • Average Price: $123
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Amtrak when booking your train tickets between Austin and Chicago due to the coronavirus:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

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FAQs

How much does a cheap train between Austin and Chicago cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Austin to Chicago to cost as little as $123 (€110)  in the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a train between Austin and Chicago?

If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Austin to Chicago train to cost on average $162 (€145)  one way.

How far is Chicago from Austin by train?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Chicago from Austin by train to be approximately 975 miles (1572 km).

How long is the train between Austin and Chicago?

The train time between Austin and Chicago is on average 29 h 50 min  for the 975 miles (1572 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Austin to Chicago by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Which train companies can get me from Austin to Chicago?

For the route from Austin to Chicago you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Austin to Chicago on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many train services per day are there to Chicago from Austin?

The average number of trains departing Austin for Chicago is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What time is the earliest train from Austin to Chicago? What time is the last train from Austin to Chicago?

You can take the earliest train from Austin to Chicago at 1: 32 PM   or take the last train from Austin to Chicago leaving at 3: 31 PM. Look for the latest Austin to Chicago train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.

How far in advance should I buy train tickets from Austin to Chicago for the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets between Austin and Chicago within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $162 (€145) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Austin to Chicago a few months in advance.