Duration 15h 45m
Distance 819.7 miles
Average price $100
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The train between Albany and Chicago takes 15h 45m. There is at least one train per day from Albany to Chicago. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
    Lake Shore Limited
  2. Chicago
15h 45m
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$85 - $120

Albany to Chicago train times

Trains run twice daily between Albany and Chicago. The service departs Albany at 19:05 in the evening, which arrives into Chicago at 09:50. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 15h 45m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Albany to Chicago? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station station and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15h 45m.

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The distance between Albany and Chicago is 715 miles. The road distance is 819.7 miles.

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Albany to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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Albany to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Chicago is 1h behind Albany. It is currently 4:58 AM in Albany and 3:58 AM in Chicago.

There are 1089+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between Albany and Chicago?

Amtrak operates a train from Albany to Chicago twice daily. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 15h 45m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120

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