Chicago to Washington, DC train

Cheap train tickets from Chicago to Washington, DC

Showing times and prices for Oct 08

Cheapest

217

Average

217

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.

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06:40PMUnion Station17h25 01:05PMUnion Station
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2171One-way

Train schedule from Chicago to Washington, DC

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Fastest train times from Chicago to Washington, DC

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Fastest Journey

17 h 25 m

Average

17 h 25 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

956 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Chicago 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.

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06:40PMUnion Station17h25 01:05PMUnion Station
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2171One-way

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Overview: Train from Chicago to Washington, DC

distanceDistance593 miles (956 km)
durationAverage train duration17 h 25 min
priceAverage train ticket price$111 (€107)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Chicago to Washington, DC cover the 593 miles (956 km) long trip 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 route for as low as $91 (€88), but the average price of train tickets is $111 (€107).

Train companies: Amtrak from Chicago to Washington, DC trains

Find the best trains between Chicago and Washington, DC with Omio's travel partners Amtrak from $91 (€88). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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 from Chicago to Washington, DC, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Amtrak from Chicago to Washington, DC train information:

  • Average Duration: 19 h 50 min
  • Average Price: $91
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Chicago to Washington, DC

Travel Tips: Travel by train 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 to Washington, DC.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Chicago to Washington, DC to cost as little as $91 (€88)  in the next 7 days.
The Chicago to Washington, DC train ticket price is on average $111 (€107)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
The Chicago to Washington, DC train distance is approximately 593 miles (956 km).
The train time from Chicago to Washington, DC is on average 17 h 25 min  for the 593 miles (956 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Chicago and Washington, DC by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
If you're looking for trains from Chicago to Washington, DC, you can rely on Amtrak to get you to Washington, DC. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Chicago to Washington, DC route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there is 1 direct train from Chicago to Washington, DC per day with Amtrak  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
The average number of trains departing Chicago for Washington, DC is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first Chicago to Washington, DC train departs at 10: 55 PM   and the last train from Chicago to Washington, DC leaves at 11: 40 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Chicago to Washington, DC on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Washington, DC from Chicago within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $111 (€107) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Chicago to Washington, DC a few months in advance.

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