Cheap train tickets from New York City to Chicago

Showing times and prices for 7 Dec

Cheapest

£101

Average

£103

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.

The average ticket from New York City to Chicago will cost around £ 103 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 101.

Cheapest
11:35Penn Station22h10 08:45Union Station
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£1011One-way
Cheapest
11:02Penn Station22h43 08:45Union Station
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£1011One-way
Cheapest
15:40Penn Station19h10 09:50Union Station
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£1011One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:52Penn Station23h58 09:50Union Station
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£1061One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:52Penn Station22h53 08:45Union Station
1 changes
£1061One-way

Train schedule New York City to Chicago

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10:52Penn Station23h58 09:50Union Station
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10:52Penn Station22h53 08:45Union Station
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11:02Penn Station22h43 08:45Union Station
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11:35Penn Station22h10 08:45Union Station
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15:40Penn Station19h10 09:50Union Station
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Mon
6 Dec
£120Amtrak
£101Greyhound
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Tue
7 Dec
£93Amtrak
£98Greyhound
£70skywest airlines
Wed
8 Dec
£75Amtrak
£87Greyhound
£38American Airlines
Thu
9 Dec
£75Amtrak
£92Greyhound
£38American Airlines
Fri
10 Dec
£73Amtrak
£85Greyhound
£53United
Sat
11 Dec
£75Amtrak
£88Greyhound
£38American Airlines
Sun
12 Dec
£93Amtrak
£88Greyhound
£70United
Mon
13 Dec
£74Amtrak
£87Greyhound
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Tue
14 Dec
£75Amtrak
£88Greyhound
£38American Airlines
Wed
15 Dec
£75Amtrak
£87Greyhound
£47American Airlines
Thu
16 Dec
£75Amtrak
£91Greyhound
£50Spirit Airlines
Fri
17 Dec
£120Amtrak
£104Greyhound
£106United
Sat
18 Dec
£76Amtrak
£88Greyhound
£95American Airlines
Sun
19 Dec
£73Amtrak
£86Greyhound
£60United
Mon
20 Dec
£75Amtrak
£88Greyhound
£66United
Tue
21 Dec
£75Amtrak
£88Greyhound
£85United
Wed
22 Dec
£124Amtrak
£105Greyhound
£141United
Thu
23 Dec
£124Amtrak
£109Greyhound
£151American Airlines
Sat
25 Dec
£75Amtrak
£87Greyhound
£74United
Sun
26 Dec
£93Amtrak
£101Greyhound
£111United

Fastest train times from New York City to Chicago

Showing times and prices for 7 Dec

Fastest Journey

19 h 10 m

Average

22 h 10 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

1146 km

Of the 5 trains that leave New York City for Chicago every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 1146 km distance in an average of 22 h 10 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 19 h 10 m .

The slowest trains will take 23 h 58 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
15:40Penn Station19h10 09:50Union Station
0 changes
£1011One-way
2nd Fastest
11:35Penn Station22h10 08:45Union Station
1 changes
£1011One-way
11:02Penn Station22h43 08:45Union Station
1 changes
£1011One-way
10:52Penn Station22h53 08:45Union Station
1 changes
£1061One-way
10:52Penn Station23h58 09:50Union Station
2 changes
£1061One-way

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Train Information between New York City and Chicago

distanceDistance710 miles (1145 km)
durationAverage train duration19 h 10 min
priceAverage train ticket price£81 (€91)
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 trip costs around £81, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £73.

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Travel with Amtrak from New York City to Chicago

Buy your official Amtrak train tickets from New York City to Chicago from £73 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and First Class for you to book for your next journey by train between New York City and Chicago.

It’s easy to book your Amtrak train ticket between New York City and Chicago online with Omio! Simply check the current Amtrak train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from New York City to Chicago as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap Amtrak train tickets online. Prices for Amtrak trains from New York City to Chicago start at £73 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 710 miles (1145 km). If you search for Amtrak trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the Amtrak tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train between New York City and Chicago. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best New York City to Chicago Amtrak train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

When you buy your Amtrak train tickets from New York City to Chicago don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets to Chicago from New York City cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Chicago from New York City for as little as £73  in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets to Chicago from New York City?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the New York City to Chicago train price to come in at an average of £81  one way.
What is the distance by train from New York City to Chicago?
You should expect to travel around 710 miles (1145 km)  between New York City and Chicago by train.
What is the average New York City to Chicago train duration?
On average the train from New York City to Chicago duration is 19 h 10 min  for the 710 miles (1145 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train providers should I travel with from New York City to Chicago?
When taking a train from New York City to Chicago, you can count on Amtrak for the best way to get you to Chicago. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between New York City and Chicago and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
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 earliest train for this trip departs from New York City at 11: 45. The last train leaves from New York City at 20: 40. Check Omio for the latest train times from New York City to Chicago and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book train tickets to Chicago from New York City to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from New York City to Chicago is on average £81 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 companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between New York City and Chicago available a few months in advance.

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