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There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Tomah by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Tomah Amtrak Station Empire Builder

$40 - $60

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Bus  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Union Station to Madison Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Madison to Tomah "Greyhound"

$57 - $67

Drive  •  3h 56m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Tomah 241.1 miles

$23 - $35

Fly to La Crosse, train  •  4h 44m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to La Crosse (LSE) ORD - LSE
  2. Take the train from La Crosse to Tomah Amtrak Station

$136 - $348

Fly to Eau Claire, bus  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Eau Claire (EAU) ORD - EAU
  2. Take the bus from Eau Claire to Tomah

$202 - $240

Chicago to Tomah by train

The train journey time between Chicago and Tomah is around 4h 12m and covers a distance of around 240 miles. The fastest train normally takes 4h 12m. Operated by Amtrak, the Chicago to Tomah train service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Tomah Amtrak Station. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 12m
Fastest train time:
4h 12m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$40
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
14:15
Last train departs at:
14:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Tomah train schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The most affordable way to get from Chicago to Tomah is to drive, which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Tomah is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Tomah Amtrak Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 12m.

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The distance between Chicago and Tomah is 207 miles. The road distance is 241.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Tomah without a car is to train which takes 4h 12m and costs $40 - $60.

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The train from Chicago Union Station to Tomah Amtrak Station takes 4h 12m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Tomah is to train which takes 4h 12m and costs $40 - $60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $70 and takes 6h 24m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to La Crosse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 13m.

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

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Tomah.
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  • Distance: 206.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 12m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Tomah, WI, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Tomah Amtrak Station 5 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 4h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Tomah via Madison Amtrak Bus Stop, Madison, and Tomah in around 6h 24m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to La Crosse
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Eau Claire
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Train operators
Amtrak

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 Chicago Union Station to Tomah Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $100
Train from La Crosse to Tomah Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Amtrak

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
Bus from Chicago Union Station to Madison Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago Union Station to Madison, WI - Dutch Mill P&R
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Madison to Tomah
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Eau Claire to Tomah
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$30 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Tomah is 241 miles. It takes approximately 3h 56m to drive from Chicago to Tomah.

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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to La Crosse Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Tomah. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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