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Duration 21h 30m
Distance 996.8 miles
Average price $120
Frequency 3/week

Trip overview

The train between Chicago and Boston takes 21h 30m. The train runs, on average, 3 times per week from Chicago to Boston. 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. Boston
21h 30m
Bookable on Rome2rio
$100 - $150

Chicago to Boston train times

Trains run three times a week between Chicago and Boston. The service departs Chicago at 21:30 at night, which arrives into Boston at 20:00. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 21h 30m. 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 Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 21h 30m.

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It is 853 miles from Chicago to Boston. It is approximately 996.8 miles to drive.

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

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

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Boston is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 9:35 AM in Chicago and 10:35 AM in Boston.

There are 2138+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between Chicago and Boston?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station 3 times a week. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 21h 30m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
3 times a week
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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+1 215-856-7924
Train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $310

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