Cheap train tickets from New York City to Chicago

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Cheapest

£190

Average

£195

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 £ 195 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 190.

Cheapest
11:02Penn Station22h43 08:45Union Station
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£1901One-way
Cheapest
11:35Penn Station22h10 08:45Union Station
1 changes
£1901One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:52Penn Station22h53 08:45Union Station
1 changes
£2041One-way

Train schedule New York City to Chicago

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thu, 26 May
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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Thu
26 May
£190Amtrak
£108United
Fri
27 May
£152Amtrak
£156American Airlines
Sat
28 May
£98Amtrak
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Sun
29 May
£100Amtrak
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Mon
30 May
£127Amtrak
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Tue
31 May
£127Amtrak
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Wed
1 Jun
£99Amtrak
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Thu
2 Jun
£79Amtrak
£84Spirit Airlines
Fri
3 Jun
£127Amtrak
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Sat
4 Jun
£79Amtrak
£108American Airlines
Sun
5 Jun
£99Amtrak
£109United
Mon
6 Jun
£80Amtrak
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Tue
7 Jun
£79Amtrak
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8 Jun
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Thu
9 Jun
£79Amtrak
£96United
Fri
10 Jun
£80Amtrak
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Sat
11 Jun
£79Amtrak
£96United
Sun
12 Jun
£81Amtrak
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Mon
13 Jun
£80Amtrak
£125Mesa Airlines
Tue
14 Jun
£80Amtrak
£79American Airlines

Fastest train times from New York City to Chicago

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Fastest Journey

22 h 10 m

Average

22 h 35 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

1146 km

It's difficult to get from New York City to Chicago without changing at least once.

Fastest
11:35AMPenn Station22h10 08:45AMUnion Station
1 changes
£1901One-way
2nd Fastest
11:02AMPenn Station22h43 08:45AMUnion Station
1 changes
£1901One-way
10:52AMPenn Station22h53 08:45AMUnion Station
1 changes
£2041One-way

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Overview: Train from New York City to Chicago

distanceDistance710 miles (1145 km)
durationAverage train duration22 h 43 min
priceAverage train ticket price£135 (€152)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from New York City to Chicago cover the 710 miles (1145 km) long route taking on average 22 h 43 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £98, but the average price of train tickets is £135.

Train companies: Amtrak trains New York City to Chicago

Find the best trains from New York City to Chicago with Omio's travel partners Amtrak from £98. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train provider 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 traveller’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 to Chicago from New York City, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

  • Average Price: £98

These are Amtrak 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between New York City and Chicago:

  • 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 does a cheap train from New York City to Chicago cost?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from New York City to Chicago for as low as £98  for the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train ticket from New York City to Chicago on average?

If you’re looking to buy 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 £135  one way.

What is the distance between New York City and Chicago by train?

You should expect to travel around 710 miles (1145 km)  between New York City and Chicago by train.

How long does it take from New York City to Chicago by train?

On average the New York City to Chicago train time is 22 h 43 min  covering the 710 miles (1145 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Which train companies 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 to Chicago from New York City and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

Is there a direct train between New York City and Chicago?

Yes, you can find a direct train from New York City to Chicago with Amtrak  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.

When can I take the first train from New York City to Chicago? When can I take the last train for the day?

The first New York City to Chicago train departs at 10: 45   and the last train from New York City to Chicago leaves at 20: 40. Check out the most up-to-date New York City to Chicago train schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from New York City to Chicago to get the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets to Chicago from New York City within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £135 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from New York City to Chicago a few months in advance.

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