Duration 19h 34m
Distance 700 miles
Average price $100
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The average train between Washington and Chicago takes 19h 34m and the fastest train takes 17h 40m. There is at least one train per day from Washington 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

  1. Washington Union Station
  2. Chicago
17h 40m
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$80 - $120

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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 and Chicago is 597 miles. The road distance is 700 miles.

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

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

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Chicago is 1h behind Washington. It is currently 10:26 PM in Washington and 9:26 PM in Chicago.

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What companies run services between Washington and Chicago?

Amtrak operates a train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 17h 40m.
Train operators
Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
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 - $250

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