Duration 19h 34m
Distance 701.2 miles
Average price $100
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The average train between Washington, DC and Chicago takes 19h 34m and the fastest train takes 17h 40m. There is at least one train per day from Washington, DC 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. Washington Union Station
  2. Chicago
17h 40m
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$80 - $120

Washington, DC to Chicago train times

Trains run once daily between Washington, DC and Chicago. The earliest departure is at 11:00 in the morning, and the last departure from Washington, DC is at 16:05 which arrives into Chicago at 08:45. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 19h 34m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17h 40m.

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The distance between Washington, DC and Chicago is 599 miles. The road distance is 701.2 miles.

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Washington, DC to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union Station.

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

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Chicago is 1h behind Washington, DC. It is currently 6:59 AM in Washington, DC and 5:59 AM in Chicago.

There are 1095+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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What companies run services between Washington, DC and Chicago?

Amtrak operates a train from Washington, DC to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 17h 40m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120

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