Philadelphia to Chicago train

Cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to Chicago

Showing times and prices for Oct 01

Cheapest

85

Average

125

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.

Amtrak
04:32PMPhiladelphia21h13 01:45PMChicago
0 transfers
851One-way
Amtrak
04:30PMPhiladelphia21h15 01:45PMChicago
0 transfers
1131One-way
Amtrak
04:33PMPhiladelphia21h12 01:45PMChicago
0 transfers
1151One-way
Amtrak
04:36PMPhiladelphia21h09 01:45PMChicago
0 transfers
1451One-way
Amtrak
04:42PMPhiladelphia22h30 03:12PMChicago
0 transfers
1691One-way

Train schedule from Philadelphia to Chicago

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, October 1
Amtrak
04:30PMPhiladelphia21h15 01:45PMChicago
0 transfers
Amtrak
04:32PMPhiladelphia21h13 01:45PMChicago
0 transfers
Amtrak
04:33PMPhiladelphia21h12 01:45PMChicago
0 transfers
Amtrak
04:36PMPhiladelphia21h09 01:45PMChicago
0 transfers
Amtrak
04:42PMPhiladelphia22h30 03:12PMChicago
0 transfers

Find all the dates and times for this journey

Compare prices and tickets by train, bus or flight

Sat
Oct 01
Sun
Oct 02
Mon
Oct 03
Tue
Oct 04
Wed
Oct 05
Thu
Oct 06
Fri
Oct 07

Fastest train times from Philadelphia to Chicago

Showing times and prices for Oct 01

Fastest Journey

21 h 9 m

Average

21 h 27 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

1069 km

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

Amtrak
04:36PMPhiladelphia21h09 01:45PMChicago
0 transfers
1451One-way
Amtrak
04:33PMPhiladelphia21h12 01:45PMChicago
0 transfers
1151One-way
Amtrak
04:32PMPhiladelphia21h13 01:45PMChicago
0 transfers
851One-way
Amtrak
04:30PMPhiladelphia21h15 01:45PMChicago
0 transfers
1131One-way
Amtrak
04:42PMPhiladelphia22h30 03:12PMChicago
0 transfers
1691One-way

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn
Renfe
Italo
Frecciarossa

Overview: Train from Philadelphia to Chicago

distanceDistance663 miles (1069 km)
durationAverage train duration20 h 45 min
priceAverage train ticket price$104 (€100)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak or Amtrak Acela

Trains from Philadelphia to Chicago cover the 663 miles (1069 km) long route taking on average 20 h 45 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 journey costs around $104 (€100), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $84 (€81).

Train companies: Amtrak and Amtrak Acela from Philadelphia to Chicago trains

Find the best trains between Philadelphia and Chicago with Omio's travel partners Amtrak and Amtrak Acela from $84 (€81). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Amtrak
Amtrak Acela

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 from Philadelphia to Chicago.

Philadelphia to Chicago train information with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 25 h 45 min
  • Average Price: $84
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed train service operating services along the Northeast Corridor, connecting major cities like Washington, D. C. Baltimore, Philadelphia, NYC, Providence, and Boston. Acela trains are the fastest in the United States and can reach speeds up to 150 mph (250 km/h). When booking an Acela train between Philadelphia and Chicago, you can choose between Business Class and First Class. Although each class offers different levels of services and accommodations, amenities in both classes include seat reservations, free Wi-Fi, power outlets, adjustable lighting at every seat, conference tables, large tray tables, and spacious and comfortable seats with extra legroom. Passengers can also purchase food and drinks on the train at Café Acela.

Train information from Philadelphia to Chicago with Amtrak Acela:

  • Average Duration: 18 h 44 min
  • Amtrak Acela frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Philadelphia to Chicago

Travel Tips: 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 Philadelphia to Chicago.
FAQs
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to Chicago for as low as $84 (€81)  for the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $104 (€100)  for a train ticket from Philadelphia to Chicago.
The Philadelphia to Chicago train distance is approximately 663 miles (1069 km).
On average the Philadelphia to Chicago train time is 20 h 45 min  covering the 663 miles (1069 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Take the Philadelphia to Chicago train with Amtrak or Amtrak Acela. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey from Philadelphia to Chicago as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Philadelphia for Chicago is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first Philadelphia to Chicago train departs at 12: 15 PM   and the last train from Philadelphia to Chicago leaves at 5: 09 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Philadelphia to Chicago on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
If you buy the Philadelphia to Chicago train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $104 (€100). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Philadelphia to Chicago. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

ios-badge
android-badge
Hand With Phone
Currency
Language