Duration 20h 28m
Distance 763.6 miles
Average price $140
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The average train between Philadelphia and Chicago takes 20h 28m and the fastest train takes 20h 12m. There is at least one train per day from Philadelphia 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 via Washington

  1. 30th Street Train Station
  2. Rockville Amtrak
  3. Chicago
20h 45m
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$114 - $220

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from 30th Street Train Station station and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 26h 45m.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Chicago is 667 miles. The road distance is 763.6 miles.

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Philadelphia to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from 30th Street Train Station.

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

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Chicago is 1h behind Philadelphia. It is currently 11:07 PM in Philadelphia and 10:07 PM in Chicago.

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What companies run services between Philadelphia and Chicago?

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Chicago via Washington Union Station, UNION STATION station, ROCKVILLE station, and Rockville Amtrak in around 20h 45m.
Train operators
Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45

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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
26h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $320

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