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Duration 45h 5m
Distance 1099.4 miles
Average price $180
Frequency 3/week

Trip overview

The train between Houston and Chicago takes 45h 5m. The train runs, on average, 3 times per week from Houston 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. Houston Amtrak Station
  2. New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  3. Chicago
30h
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$145 - $209

Houston to Chicago train times

Trains run three times a week between Houston and Chicago. The service departs Houston at 12:10 in the afternoon, which arrives into Chicago at 09:15. All services require a transfer at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and take an average of 45h 5m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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

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The distance between Houston and Chicago is 947 miles. The road distance is 1099.4 miles.

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

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

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What companies run services between Houston and Chicago?

You can take a train from Houston to Chicago via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal in around 30h.
Train operators
Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70

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 Houston Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
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
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Seat
$200 - $290

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