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Duration 21h 30m
Distance 997.7 miles
Average price $120
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The train between The Loop (CTA) and Boston takes 21h 30m. There is at least one train per day from The Loop (CTA) to Boston. 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. Chicago Union Station
  2. Boston
21h 38m
Bookable on Rome2rio
$100 - $150

The Loop (CTA) to Boston train times

Trains run once daily between The Loop (CTA) and Boston. The service departs The Loop (CTA) at 21:30 at night, which arrives into Boston at 20:00. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 21h 30m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21h 30m.

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The distance between The Loop (CTA) and Boston is 854 miles. The road distance is 997.7 miles.

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The Loop (CTA) to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The Loop (CTA) to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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What companies run services between The Loop (CTA) and Boston?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 21h 30m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150

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 Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $310

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