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Duration 21h 53m
Distance 794 miles
Average price $120
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The average train between New York and Chicago takes 21h 53m and the fastest train takes 19h 10m. There is at least one train per day from New York 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. New York Penn Station
  2. Chicago
19h 10m
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$95 - $140

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from New York 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 New York Penn Station station and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19h 10m.

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The distance between New York and Chicago is 715 miles. The road distance is 794 miles.

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New York to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Penn Station.

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

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Chicago is 1h behind New York. It is currently 7:33 PM in New York and 6:33 PM in Chicago.

There are 620+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between New York and Chicago?

Amtrak operates a train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 19h 10m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
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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+1 215-856-7924
Train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300

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