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Train Information from Boston to Chicago

distanceDistance848 miles (1367 km)
durationAverage train duration22 h
priceAverage train ticket price$106 (€84)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Boston to Chicago cover the 848 miles (1367 km) long journey taking on average 22 h with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $106 (€84)], you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $104 (€83).

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Train between Boston and Chicago with Amtrak

Amtrak trains will get you from Boston to Chicago from $104 (€83). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.


Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and First Class for you to book for your next journey by train from Boston to Chicago.

It’s easy to book your Amtrak train ticket from Boston to Chicago online with Omio! Simply check the current Amtrak train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Boston and Chicago as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap Amtrak train tickets online. Prices for Amtrak trains between Boston and Chicago start at $104 (€83) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 848 miles (1367 km). If you search for Amtrak trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the Amtrak tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by train between Boston and Chicago. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Boston to Chicago Amtrak train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

Amtrak has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Boston to Chicago:

  • 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).

Travel Tips

Trains from Boston to Chicago
Travel by train to Chicago 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 to Chicago.
What is the price of the cheapest train from Boston to Chicago?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Boston to Chicago trains for as little as $104 (€83)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket between Boston and Chicago?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Boston to Chicago train to cost on average $106 (€84)  one way.
What is the distance to Chicago from Boston by train?
You should expect to travel around 848 miles (1367 km)  to Chicago from Boston by train.
What is the Boston to Chicago train travel time?
The Boston to Chicago train duration is on average 22 h, which is to be expected when traveling 848 miles (1367 km) between Boston and Chicago. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What train companies offer a service to Chicago from Boston?
For the trip from Boston to Chicago you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Boston to Chicago on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Can I purchase a direct train from Boston to Chicago?
Yes, you can look for direct trains from Boston to Chicago with Amtrak  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
What time is the earliest train from Boston to Chicago? What time is the last train from Boston to Chicago?
The earliest train departing from Boston to Chicago leaves at 4: 50 PM. The last train departing from Boston to Chicago leaves at 4: 50 PM. You can find the latest Boston to Chicago train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I book the Boston to Chicago train for the best deals on tickets?
If you book the Boston to Chicago train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $106 (€84). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Boston to Chicago. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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