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Cheap train tickets from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL

Showing times and prices for Jun 26

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Amtrak
05:50PM22h22
Boston, MA
04:12PMChicago, IL
$1161One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
04:50PM22h22
Boston, MA
03:12PMChicago, IL
$1871One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 26
Amtrak
05:50PM22h22
Boston, MA
04:12PMChicago, IL
0 transfers
Amtrak
04:50PM22h22
Boston, MA
03:12PMChicago, IL
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL

Showing times and prices for Jun 26

Fastest Journey

22 h 22 m

Average

22 h 22 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

1368 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Boston, MA for Chicago, IL every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Amtrak
05:50PM22h22
Boston, MA
04:12PMChicago, IL
$1161One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
04:50PM22h22
Boston, MA
03:12PMChicago, IL
$1871One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL

distanceDistance848 miles (1367 km)
durationAverage train duration22 h 15 min
priceCheapest ticket price$117 (€102)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak
Cheapest travel modeflight
Cheapest flight ticket $89 (€77)

Trains from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL run on average 2 times per day, taking around 22h 22m for the 1368 km journey. Cheap train tickets for this journey start at $117 (€102) but you can travel from only $89 (€77) by flight.

Train providers: Amtrak from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL trains

Travel from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL from $117 (€102) with Omio’s train partners Amtrak! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

Amtrak is a passenger train service based in the United States. It operates more than 300 trains daily including trains from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak offers a variety of train types, including the Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, and the Auto Train. The Acela Express is the fastest train, reaching speeds of up to 150 mph. The Northeast Regional is the most popular, offering frequent service between major cities in the Northeast. The Keystone Service is a regional service connecting Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Auto Train is a unique service that allows passengers to transport their cars along with them. Amtrak offers a variety of ticket types, including Saver, Value, Flexible, and Business Class. Saver tickets are the most affordable, while Business Class tickets offer the most amenities, such as complimentary meals and access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge. Onboard facilities vary by train type, but all Amtrak trains offer comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Amtrak include the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington, D. C. And Boston, and the Pacific Surfliner, which runs between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California. Other popular routes include the Capitol Corridor, which runs between San Jose and Sacramento, California, and the Empire Builder, which runs between Chicago and Seattle.

Amtrak from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL train information:

  • Average Duration: 22 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: $117
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

FAQs: Trains from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL

FAQs: Travel by train from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL can start from as little as $117 (€102) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Boston, MA to Chicago, IL is $226 (€198); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Boston, MA to Chicago, IL train travel time is 22 h 15 min   for the 848 mile (1367 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL leaves at 4: 50 PM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL leaves at 5: 50 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL without having to change trains with Amtrak. There is 1 direct train from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Take the Boston, MA to Chicago, IL train with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Chicago, IL from Boston, MA as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The cheapest month for a train from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL is January.
You have options as you can travel from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL 3 different ways: bus, train or flight.

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