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Duration 18h 43m
Distance 695.7 miles
Average price $109
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The train between Reston and Chicago takes 18h 43m. There is at least one train per day from Reston 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. Rockville Amtrak
  2. Chicago
19h 29m
$86 - $130

Reston to Chicago train times

Trains run once daily between Reston and Chicago. The service departs Reston at 15:02 in the afternoon, which arrives into Chicago at 08:45. All services require a transfer, and take on average 18h 43m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
These schedules are estimated: The schedules shown above are estimated schedules based on typical services on the average day and may vary depending on when you plan to travel. Please make sure you confirm the departure/arrival times and availability with the operator before planning your trip.

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No, there is no direct train from Reston station to Chicago station. However, there are services departing from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station and arriving at Chicago Union Station via FARRAGUT NORTH station and Rockville Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 29m.

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The distance between Reston and Chicago is 580 miles. The road distance is 695.7 miles.

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Reston to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Rockville Amtrak station.

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

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Chicago is 1h behind Reston. It is currently 10:09 AM in Reston and 9:09 AM in Chicago.

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What companies run services between Reston and Chicago?

Amtrak operates a train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 17h 16m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
17h 16m
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120

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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Train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 16m
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240

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