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Journey Summary

Lafayette, IN to Chicago Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
3 hours 24 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $33
Trains depart from:Lafayette, IN
Trains arrive in:Chicago
Distance:172 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

Trains from Lafayette to Chicago

The 120 mile trip from Lafayette to Chicago is a quick and comfortable three-hour journey. The train from Lafayette to Chicago is an excellent way to avoid any possible traffic on the roads and enjoy the comfort and scenery along the way. Amtrak offers several departure times so all travelers can find departures adjusted to their schedule. Both Lafayette and Chicago train stations are located within walking distance of the city centers, and all journeys require no changes of trains. The trains run every day of the week, so even travelers booking last-minute trips or holiday trips can find a train departure to fit their needs. All the stations and trains are wheelchair accessible.

Which train companies travel from Lafayette to Chicago?

For a prompt and affordable journey, one of the reliable and reputable companies offering a selection of routes on a train from Lafayette to Chicago is Amtrak. The company provides several departures daily, and all the trains are energy efficient. The train from Lafayette to Chicago has free WiFi available on all fares, making the train an extra tempting option. Fares are grouped into different categories, but all of them allow for free cancellation within 24 hours of purchase. With every journey, passengers accumulate points available to use for the next trip. Some routes on a train from Lafayette to Chicago require a change. Amtrak provides the transfer via bus. The buses are for Amtrak passengers only. Passengers traveling with children can use the kids-discount. Amtrak also offers group and veteran discounts.

How long is the train ride from Lafayette to Chicago?

The ride on a train from Lafayette to Chicago takes about 3 hours and, most of the time, requires no changes. Sometimes, passengers need to transfer to a bus provided by Amtrak, but most of the time, the route is express from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station. The 120-mile (193-kilometer) trip is usually about 3 hours long, even with bus transfers, as the buses are waiting for Amtrak passengers only. There is rarely any traffic to delay the train from Lafayette to Chicago, but sometimes the weather can play a part in the overall time to the destination. Travelers can always keep track of their train times with the train app and enjoy the onboard free WiFi if such a rarity occurs.

How many trains are there from Lafayette to Chicago?

Trains from Lafayette to Chicago depart every day of the week with all major holidays included. There are about four to five departures a day. The earliest departures start around 7:00 a.m. with the Chicago arrival around 10:00 a.m. For passengers who wish to enjoy the day in Lafayette before going to Chicago, the latest departure for a train from Lafayette to Chicago is around 7:00 p.m. with the arrival at 10:00 p.m. Trains run in the early morning and late afternoon. The departure time can affect the price and the amenities on the train. Some trains offer meals and coffee service, so travelers are advised to double-check which fares they prefer.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Lafayette to Chicago?

Departure station: Lafayette Amtrak Station is located at the southeast corner of 2nd and South streets. The station overlooks the Wabash River, and it can be reached via John T. Myers's pedestrian bridge. Travelers can take several buses from the city center, such as line 23 from Main St and 8th or line 7 from Ferry St. and Asher St. However, it is only about a 20-minute walk west on Main Street. The station is surrounded by bars, restaurants, shops, and even a pool hall. There is no WiFi at the station itself, but one of the surrounding coffee shops can help out passengers in urgent need of WiFi.

Arrival station: Chicago Union Station is a major railroad station in function since 1925. It is the fourth-busiest railroad track station in the United States, and for passengers arriving here, there are plenty of amenities to enjoy. Services and amenities around the station include restaurants and bars, a shoeshine, floral shop, phone charging, and a lactation pod for nursing mothers. The easiest way to reach downtown Chicago is walking east on W Jackson Boulevard, located just south of the station. This walk should take about 20 minutes. However, bus lines 1, 7, 28, and 126 all run to the city center. The nearest bus stop is north of the station on W Adams Street, and the bus trip takes about 10 minutes.

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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Lafayette, IN to Chicago?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Chicago from Lafayette, IN for the next 7 days starting from $38 (€30)  one way.
How much does it cost to take a train to Chicago from Lafayette, IN?
The train price to Chicago from Lafayette, IN is on average $44 (€35)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How far is Lafayette, IN to Chicago by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Lafayette, IN to Chicago by train to be approximately 107 miles (172 km).
How long is the train ride to Chicago from Lafayette, IN?
While the time it takes to travel 107 miles (172 km) between Lafayette, IN and Chicago can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Lafayette, IN to Chicago train journey time is on average 3 h 24 min.
When can I take the first train from Lafayette, IN to Chicago? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Lafayette, IN to Chicago train departs at 11: 36 AM   and the last train from Lafayette, IN to Chicago leaves at 11: 36 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Lafayette, IN to Chicago on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I buy Lafayette, IN to Chicago train tickets to get the best deals?
If you purchase a train ticket from Lafayette, IN to Chicago within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $44 (€35) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Chicago from Lafayette, IN are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.