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Duration 13h 17m
Distance 654.7 miles
Average price $85
Frequency 3/week

Trip overview

The train between Chicago and Arkansas takes 13h 17m. The train runs, on average, 3 times per week from Chicago to Arkansas. 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. Chicago Union Station
  2. Little Rock
13h 17m
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$70 - $100

Chicago to Arkansas train times

Trains run once daily between Chicago and Little Rock. The service departs Chicago at 13:45 in the afternoon, which arrives into Little Rock at 03:02. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 13h 17m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Want to know about travelling from Chicago to Arkansas? 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.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Little Rock Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 17m.

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It is 532 miles from Chicago to Arkansas. It is approximately 654.7 miles to drive.

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Chicago to Arkansas train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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Chicago to Arkansas train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Little Rock Union Station.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Arkansas. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between Chicago and Arkansas?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Little Rock Union Station once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $100 and the journey takes 13h 17m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100

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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+1 215-856-7924
Train from Chicago Union Station to Little Rock Union Station
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
Coach Seat
$70 - $100
$270 - $370
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Seat
$140 - $210

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