Duration 46h 13m
Distance 1100.2 miles
Average price $176
Frequency 2/week

Trip overview

The train between Chicago and Houston takes 46h 13m. The train runs, on average, 2 times per week from Chicago to Houston. 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. Chicago Union Station
  2. New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  3. Houston
30h
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$146 - $203

Chicago to Houston train times

Trains run twice a week between Chicago and Houston. The service departs Chicago at 20:05 in the evening, which arrives into Houston at 18:18. All services require a transfer at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and take an average of 46h 13m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Houston station. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Houston Amtrak Station via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h.

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The distance between Chicago and Houston is 947 miles. The road distance is 1100.2 miles.

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

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

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What companies run services between Chicago and Houston?

You can take a train from Chicago to Houston via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal in around 30h.
Train operators
Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140

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 Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
19h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Seat
$200 - $290
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Houston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$90 - $140

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