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Train Information from New York City to Chicago

distanceDistance710 miles (1145 km)
durationAverage train duration19 h 10 min
priceAverage train ticket price$115 (€96)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from New York City to Chicago cover the 710 miles (1145 km) long route taking on average 19 h 10 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $115 (€96), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $99 (€82).

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Train between New York City and Chicago with Amtrak

Buy your official Amtrak train tickets between New York City and Chicago from $99 (€82) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable 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 New York City to Chicago, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

  • Average Price: $99

Amtrak's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between New York City and Chicago are the following:

  • 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).

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Trains from New York City to Chicago
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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between New York City and Chicago cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from New York City to Chicago for the next 7 days starting from $99 (€82)  one way.
What is the price of a train ticket to Chicago from New York City?
The New York City to Chicago train ticket price is on average $115 (€96)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How far is New York City to Chicago by train?
You should expect to travel around 710 miles (1145 km)  to Chicago from New York City by train.
How long is a train to Chicago from New York City on average?
The New York City to Chicago train duration is on average 19 h 10 min, which is to be expected when traveling 710 miles (1145 km) from New York City to Chicago. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which train companies can take me from New York City to Chicago?
If you're looking for trains from New York City to Chicago, you can rely on Amtrak to get you to Chicago. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the New York City to Chicago route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct train from New York City to Chicago?
If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Amtrak. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
When does the first train depart from New York City to Chicago? When does the last train depart from New York City to Chicago?
The first New York City to Chicago train departs at 11: 45 AM   and the last train from New York City to Chicago leaves at 8: 40 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from New York City to Chicago on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I purchase train tickets from New York City to Chicago to score the best deals?
If you purchase a train ticket from New York City to Chicago within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $115 (€96) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from New York City to Chicago are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.