New York City to Chicago train

Cheap train tickets from New York City to Chicago

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Cheapest

123

Average

176

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.

Cheapest
06:45AMPenn Station28h15 10:00AMUnion Station
0 transfers
1231One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:40PMPenn Station19h32 10:12AMUnion Station
0 transfers
1581One-way
11:35AMPenn Station22h10 08:45AMUnion Station
1 transfer
1901One-way
10:52AMPenn Station24h20 10:12AMUnion Station
2 transfers
2041One-way
10:52AMPenn Station22h53 08:45AMUnion Station
1 transfer
2041One-way

Train schedule from New York City to Chicago

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, September 28
06:45AMPenn Station28h15 10:00AMUnion Station
0 transfers
10:52AMPenn Station24h20 10:12AMUnion Station
2 transfers
10:52AMPenn Station22h53 08:45AMUnion Station
1 transfer
11:35AMPenn Station22h10 08:45AMUnion Station
1 transfer
03:40PMPenn Station19h32 10:12AMUnion Station
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from New York City to Chicago

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Fastest Journey

19 h 32 m

Average

23 h 26 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

1146 km

Of the 5 trains that leave New York City for Chicago every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
03:40PMPenn Station19h32 10:12AMUnion Station
0 transfers
1581One-way
2nd Fastest
11:35AMPenn Station22h10 08:45AMUnion Station
1 transfer
1901One-way
10:52AMPenn Station22h53 08:45AMUnion Station
1 transfer
2041One-way
10:52AMPenn Station24h20 10:12AMUnion Station
2 transfers
2041One-way
06:45AMPenn Station28h15 10:00AMUnion Station
0 transfers
1231One-way

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Overview: Train from New York City to Chicago

distanceDistance710 miles (1145 km)
durationAverage train duration19 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price$97 (€95)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak or Amtrak Acela

Trains from New York City to Chicago cover the 710 miles (1145 km) long journey taking on average 19 h 32 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak Acela. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $97 (€95), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $95 (€93).

Train providers: Amtrak and Amtrak Acela from New York City to Chicago trains

You can travel by train to Chicago from New York City with Amtrak and Amtrak Acela for as low as $95 (€93). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Amtrak Acela
Amtrak

Acela is the flagship high-speed train service from Amtrak, the main train provider in the United States. Acela high-speed trains operate services along the Northeast Corridor, connecting popular destinations like Washington, D. C. Baltimore, Philadelphia, NYC, Providence, and Boston, just to name a few. Amtrak Acela trains are the fastest in the U. S. Reaching speeds up to 150 mph (250 km/h). Known for their superior comfort, Acela trains have spacious and comfortable seats with more legroom than Amtrak’s Coach Class seats. You can choose between booking a Business Class or First Class seat on an Acela train from New York City to Chicago. In both classes amenities include seat reservations, free Wi-Fi, power outlets, adjustable lighting at every seat, conference tables and large tray tables. Passengers can also purchase food and drinks on the train at Café Acela.

Amtrak Acela from New York City to Chicago train information:

  • Average Duration: 19 h 57 min
  • Amtrak Acela frequency: 1 a day

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 New York City and Chicago.

Train information from New York City to Chicago with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 20 h 28 min
  • Average Price: $95
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from New York City 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 New York City to Chicago.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from New York City to Chicago to cost as little as $95 (€93)  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the New York City to Chicago train to cost on average $97 (€95)  one way.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from New York City to Chicago by train to be approximately 710 miles (1145 km).
On average the New York City to Chicago train time is 19 h 32 min  covering the 710 miles (1145 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
For the best New York City to Chicago train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak or Amtrak Acela. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between New York City and Chicago to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there is 1 direct train per day from New York City to Chicago, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Amtrak  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
The average number of trains departing New York City for Chicago is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the earliest train from New York City to Chicago at 10: 45 AM   or take the last train from New York City to Chicago leaving at 7: 40 PM. Look for the latest New York City to Chicago train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
The price of a one way train ticket from New York City to Chicago is on average $97 (€95) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Chicago from New York City available a few months in advance.

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