Duration 8h 41m
Distance 411.3 miles
Average price $68
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The average train between Minnesota and Chicago takes 8h 41m and the fastest train takes 8h 39m. There is at least one train per day from Minnesota 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. St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
  2. Chicago
9h 35m
$52 - $78

Minnesota to Chicago train times

Trains run once daily between Minneapolis and Chicago. The service departs Minneapolis at 07:16 in the morning, which arrives into Chicago at 15:55. All services require a transfer at Union Depot Station and take an average of 8h 41m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Minnesota 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.

No, there is no direct train from Minnesota station to Chicago station. However, there are services departing from Government Plaza Station and arriving at Chicago Union Station via St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 35m.

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The distance between Minnesota and Chicago is 451 miles. The road distance is 411.3 miles.

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Minnesota to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot station.

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

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What companies run services between Minnesota and Chicago?

Amtrak operates a train from Minneapolis to Chicago 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 7h 55m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75

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