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BOS — CHI
5 Mar — 12 Mar1
1 adult
Tue 5/3

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Amtrak
With transfers
2h 19m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
2h 36m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
2h 37m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
1h 19m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
1h 19m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
1h 31m
Amtrak

Chicago train information

Find information about ticket prices, popular stations, and train companies that offer trains to Chicago

RETURN FROM

£24

ONE-WAY FROM

£15

POPULAR STATION

Chicago Union

POPULAR TRAIN COMPANY

Amtrak
The cheapest return train ticket to Chicago is from Bloomington, starting at £24. This price was found within the last 72 hours.
The cheapest one-way train ticket to Chicago is from Bloomington, starting at £15. This price was found within the last 72 hours.
Chicago Union is one of the most popular stations in Chicago
Amtrak and Lufthansa also service this route

Chicago Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in Chicago
Chicago UnionChicago, 41.87864, -87.64025

Book return train tickets to Chicago

Below are the quickest and cheapest return train tickets to Chicago that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Amtrak
27 Mar
19:08Champaign
2h 37m
21:45Chicago Union
29 Mar
16:05Chicago Union
2h 31m
18:36Champaign
Amtrak
30 Mar
19:08Champaign
2h 37m
21:45Chicago Union
6 Apr
16:05Chicago Union
2h 31m
18:36Champaign
Amtrak
30 Mar
19:08Champaign
2h 37m
21:45Chicago Union
6 Apr
16:05Chicago Union
2h 31m
18:36Champaign
Amtrak
12 Mar
09:07South Bend Amtrak Station
2h 05m
10:12Chicago Union
19 Mar
21:30Chicago Union
1h 29m
23:59South Bend Amtrak Station
Amtrak
30 Mar
06:26Milwaukee Airport
1h 31m
07:57Chicago Union
6 Apr
15:15Chicago Union
1h 13m
16:28Milwaukee Airport
Amtrak
30 Mar
17:45Milwaukee Intermodal
1h 29m
19:14Chicago Union
6 Apr
15:15Chicago Union
1h 29m
16:44Milwaukee Intermodal

Book one-way train tickets to Chicago

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way train tickets to Chicago found on momondo in the last 72 hours. Select a deal below or use the search form above to find available train tickets by date.
Amtrak
6 Mar
07:06Bloomington Normal
2h 19m
09:25Chicago Union
Amtrak
6 Mar
10:24Champaign
2h 36m
13:00Chicago Union
Amtrak
28 Mar
19:08Champaign
2h 37m
21:45Chicago Union
Amtrak
16 Mar
17:55Milwaukee Airport
1h 19m
19:14Chicago Union
Amtrak
27 Mar
17:55Milwaukee Airport
1h 19m
19:14Chicago Union
Amtrak
27 Apr
06:26Milwaukee Airport
1h 31m
07:57Chicago Union

FAQs for booking trains to Chicago

How to get to the centre of Chicago from Chicago Union Train Station?

Chicago Union Train Station is located right in the city centre, making it the perfect hub to begin your sightseeing walks. When getting a train to Chicago, you have many attractions just around the corner: Willis Towers' The Ledge at Skydeck is an impressive high-rise observatory overlooking the city from the skyscraper, located only a few minutes' walk from the station. Further afield by foot, you can reach Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago in approximately half an hour. Getting around the city and exploring other attractions would mean using Chicago trains such as the famous L-Train Metro service, with a one-day pass costing just a few dollars. Another popular area of the city is Chinatown. You can use the Red Line and get off at Cermak-Chinatown station to explore the boutique cafes and traditional Chinese restaurants in the area. Ping Tom Memorial Park is perfect for an evening picnic with the city's skyline in view. Chicago/State station also has museums and other cultural landmarks just around the corner. For an alternative mode of transport, the city's bike rental system called 'Divvy' allows you to register and collect a bike at most metro stations in the city.

Can you leave luggage at train stations in Chicago?

When buying train tickets to Chicago, you may wonder whether it's possible to store your luggage safely in the stations around the city. Chicago trains - and particularly Amtrack trains - run to Union Station. They carry many visitors that consider this central station as a decent starting point for their city sightseeing walks, and so luggage storage services are ideal for anyone checking out the city for the day. After arriving by rail to Chicago, you can find storage services available at Union Station. They charge only a few dollars per bag with a valid Amtrack train ticket and valid identification. If you don't have an Amtrack ticket, you can store your bags at a higher rate. When you're on your train to Chicago, make sure not to discard your ticket as this may save you some money on storage. Other stations around the city do not offer official storage services, so it's best to leave your bags at Union Station to be on the safe side.

What services are available at the popular stations in Chicago?

When you get a train to Chicago, there are many amenities available at Union Station. There are numerous restaurants, cafes, and newsstands on the mezzanine level, along with many retail stores for travellers looking for a memento of their trip or just stocking up on essentials before continuing their journey. Take advantage of the various outlets, ATMs and even phone charging stations on the concourse for your trips on Chicago trains. And if you want your shoes to look their best, there is even a shoeshine service available in the main concourse on the Clinton Street side of the station.

Do I need identification to travel to Chicago by train?

If you are looking for cheap train tickets to Chicago, you must consider what documentation you are required to have when travelling by train in the United States. As well as your train ticket, you must carry valid government-issued identification, such as a driving licence or a passport. It's unlikely that you will be asked to identify yourself, but as ticket checks are frequent on trains to Chicago and other US cities, it's worth having proof of ID just in case there's an issue with your ticket or an incident on the train.

How much is a train ticket to Chicago?

The ticket price can vary depending on general demand and more importantly where you’re coming from. If you’re leaving from a popular departure point like Omaha for instance, prices usually start around £106. Boston and Detroit are other options, with prices usually starting from around £391 and £69 respectively.

What is the main train station in Chicago?

Chicago is best served by Chicago Union. There you’ll find a number of trains that can get you to your destination. You can find train arrivals and departures at Chicago Union from and to several major nearby cities such as Omaha, Albany, and Detroit.

What train companies go to Chicago?

Some of the options we’ve found for trains to Chicago are Amtrak and Lufthansa. Typically, your options for trains to Chicago will be determined by the route you take.

How far in advance should I book a train to Chicago?

£15 is the average one-way price to Chicago this week. For the next 3 months, we predict the price of tickets to Chicago to remain steady. It’s generally a good idea to book early to make sure you can get on the train for the correct departure time.

How far is the centre of Chicago from Chicago Union station?

0.7 mi separate Chicago Union station (the city’s most popular train station) from the centre of Chicago.

How far is Chicago Union from Field Museum, Magnificent Mile and Grant Park?

To get to Chicago's popular Field Museum, Magnificent Mile, or Grant Park from Chicago Union, it is 1.5 mi, 1.4 mi, or 1.0 mi, respectively.


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Cheapest price£69
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Cheapest price£37

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