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Cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC

Showing times and prices for Jul 21

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Amtrak
09:30PM29h05
Union Station, Chicago, IL
03:35AMUnion Station, Washington, DC
$1881One-way
2 transfers
2nd Cheapest
Amtrak
09:30PM24h43
Union Station, Chicago, IL
11:13PMUnion Station, Washington, DC
$3641One-way
1 transfer
Amtrak
06:40PM23h57
Union Station, Chicago, IL
07:37PMUnion Station, Washington, DC
$9531One-way
2 transfers
Amtrak
06:40PM17h25
Union Station, Chicago, IL
01:05PMUnion Station, Washington, DC
$9981One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, July 21
Amtrak
06:40PM23h57
Union Station, Chicago, IL
07:37PMUnion Station, Washington, DC
2 transfers
Amtrak
06:40PM17h25
Union Station, Chicago, IL
01:05PMUnion Station, Washington, DC
0 transfers
Amtrak
09:30PM29h05
Union Station, Chicago, IL
03:35AMUnion Station, Washington, DC
2 transfers
Amtrak
09:30PM24h43
Union Station, Chicago, IL
11:13PMUnion Station, Washington, DC
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC

Showing times and prices for Jul 21

Fastest Journey

17 h 25 m

Average

23 h 47 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

956 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Chicago, IL for Washington, DC every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Amtrak
06:40PM17h25
Union Station, Chicago, IL
01:05PMUnion Station, Washington, DC
$9981One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
Amtrak
06:40PM23h57
Union Station, Chicago, IL
07:37PMUnion Station, Washington, DC
$9531One-way
2 transfers
Amtrak
09:30PM24h43
Union Station, Chicago, IL
11:13PMUnion Station, Washington, DC
$3641One-way
1 transfer
Amtrak
09:30PM29h05
Union Station, Chicago, IL
03:35AMUnion Station, Washington, DC
$1881One-way
2 transfers

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Overview: Train from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC

distanceDistance593 miles (956 km)
durationAverage train duration17 h 25 min
priceAverage train ticket price$236 (€204)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC cover the 593 miles (956 km) long journey taking on average 17 h 25 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 trip for as low as $129 (€111), but the average price of train tickets is $236 (€204).

Train providers: Amtrak from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC trains

Travel to Washington, DC from Chicago, IL from $129 (€111) with Omio’s train partners Amtrak! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey between Chicago, IL and Washington, DC.

Train information from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 17 h 25 min
  • Cheapest Price: $129
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

FAQs: Trains from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC

FAQs: Travel by train from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC 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 Chicago, IL to Washington, DC.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC can start from as little as $129 (€111) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Chicago, IL to Washington, DC is $236 (€204); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Chicago, IL to Washington, DC train travel time is 17 h 25 min   for the 593 mile (956 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC leaves at 10: 55 PM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC leaves at 11: 40 PM.
Yes, there is 1 direct train a day from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC with Amtrak. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
For the route from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 11: 40 PM.
The cheapest month to travel from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC by train is March.
You have options as you can travel from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

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