Duration 22h
Distance 996.4 miles
Average price $120
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The train between Boston and Chicago takes 22h. There is at least one train per day from Boston 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.

Train

  1. Boston South Station
  2. Chicago
22h
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$100 - $150

Boston to Chicago train times

Trains run once daily between Boston and Chicago. The service departs Boston at 12:50 in the afternoon, which arrives into Chicago at 09:50. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 22h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston South Station station and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22h.

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The distance between Boston and Chicago is 853 miles. The road distance is 996.4 miles.

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Boston to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston South Station.

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

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Chicago is 1h behind Boston. It is currently 10:28 PM in Boston and 9:28 PM in Chicago.

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What companies run services between Boston and Chicago?

Amtrak operates a train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 22h.
Train operators
Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $310

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