Duration 21h 30m
Distance 997.5 miles
Average price $120
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The train between Chicago and Boston takes 21h 30m. There is at least one train per day 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.

Train • 21h 30m

  1. Chicago Union Station
  2. Boston
21h 30m
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$100 - $150

Chicago to Boston train times

Trains run once daily 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.

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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 once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21h 30m.

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The distance between Chicago and Boston is 853 miles. The road distance is 997.5 miles.

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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 12:09 AM in Chicago and 1:09 AM in Boston.

There are 570+ 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 to Boston once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 21h 30m.
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