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Duration 11h 24m
Distance 523.1 miles
Average price $80
Frequency 3/week

Trip overview

The train between Lincoln and Chicago takes 11h 24m. The train runs, on average, 3 times per week from Lincoln 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.


  1. Lincoln Amtrak Station
  2. Chicago
11h 24m
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$65 - $90

Lincoln to Chicago train times

Trains run once daily between Lincoln and Chicago. The service departs Lincoln at 03:26 in the morning, which arrives into Chicago at 14:50. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 11h 24m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Want to know about travelling from Lincoln to Chicago? 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 Lincoln Amtrak Station station and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 24m.

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The distance between Lincoln and Chicago is 477 miles. The road distance is 523.1 miles.

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

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

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What companies run services between Lincoln and Chicago?

Amtrak operates a train from Lincoln Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $90 and the journey takes 11h 24m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
11h 24m
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90

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 Lincoln Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
11h 24m
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
Coach Seat
$65 - $90
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$130 - $190

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