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There are 12 ways to get from Chicago to Trenton by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Chicago Midway to Philadelphia, train  •  4h 52m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Philadelphia (PHL) MDW - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Trenton Amtrak Station

$206 - $1,077

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Trenton-Mercer  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Trenton-Mercer (TTN) ORD - TTN

$50 - $317

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia, train  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Philadelphia (PHL) ORD - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Trenton Amtrak Station

$96 - $417

Fly Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia, train  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to New York La Guardia (LGA) MDW - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Trenton Amtrak Station

$162 - $840

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Newark, train  •  5h 41m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Newark (EWR) ORD - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Trenton Amtrak Station

$86 - $345

Fly Chicago Midway to Baltimore, train  •  6h 11m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Baltimore (BWI) MDW - BWI
  2. Take the train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Trenton Amtrak Station

$172 - $705

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, bus, train  •  7h 44m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) ORD - ABE
  2. Take the bus from Lehigh Valley International Airport Trans Bridge Bus Stop to Doylestown
  3. Take the train from Doylestown to Jefferson Station
  4. Take the train from Philadelphia to Trenton Amtrak Station

$162 - $489

Bus, train  •  15h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to New York, NY - 3 Allen St Chicago
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center Northeast Corridor

$66 - $119

Bus  •  18h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York to Philadelphia
  3. Take the bus from Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St to South Broad St At Hudson St 409

$105 - $127

Train via Washington  •  20h 27m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Trenton Amtrak Station Northeast Regional / ...

$115 - $228

Train  •  26h 17m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Trenton Amtrak Station Cardinal

$100 - $150

Drive  •  12h 48m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Trenton 783.9 miles

$75 - $120

Chicago to Trenton by bus, walk, subway and train

The journey time between Chicago and Trenton is around 15h 14m and covers a distance of around 853 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 15h 14m. Operated by Wanda Coach, MTA and NJ Transit, the Chicago to Trenton service departs from Chicago and arrives in Trenton Transit Center. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
15h 14m
Fastest journey time:
15h 14m
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
$66
Carbon emissions:
163 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
20:00
Last service departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Trenton bus, walk, subway and train schedules

Chicago → Trenton
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Trenton is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 12h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Trenton is to fly which costs $45 - $320 and takes 4h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Trenton. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at South Broad St At Hudson St via New York and Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Trenton Amtrak Station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 26h 17m.

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It is 684 miles from Chicago to Trenton. It is approximately 783.9 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Trenton without a car is to bus and train which takes 15h 12m and costs $65 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m to get from Chicago to Trenton, including transfers.

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Chicago to Trenton bus services, operated by D&W Bus, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Trenton is to fly which takes 4h 34m and costs $45 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $130 and takes 18h 2m, you could also train via Washington, which costs $110 - $230 and takes 20h 27m.

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  • Distance: 684.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 52m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Trenton, NJ, USA?

Frontier Airlines flies from Chicago to Trenton 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Trenton via New York, Philadelphia, and Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St in around 18h 2m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Buffalo
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Akron
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Covington
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Trenton-Mercer
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $75
Business Class Seat
$60 - $120
Train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $100
Business Class Seat
$80 - $150
Train from Washington Union Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$55 - $110
Business Class Seat
$85 - $160
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 Philadelphia to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $50
Train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Train from Washington Union Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
Train from Chicago Union Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
26h 17m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$340 - $470
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $320
Business Seat
$230 - $330
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Trenton
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
septa.org
Train from Doylestown to Jefferson Station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
septa.org
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Trans-bridge Lines
Phone
+1 610-868-6001
Email
webmaster@transbridgelines.com
Website
transbridgelines.com
Bus from Lehigh Valley International Airport Trans Bridge Bus Stop to Doylestown
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY - 3 Allen St
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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GoTo Bus
D&W Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Book at
gotobus.com
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St to South Broad St At Hudson St
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $3
Adult
$3 - $5

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Chicago to Trenton bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at South Broad St At Hudson St station.

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Trenton is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 2:14 AM in Chicago and 3:14 AM in Trenton.

Chicago to Trenton train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Trenton Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Trenton is 784 miles. It takes approximately 12h 48m to drive from Chicago to Trenton.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 108+ hotels available in Trenton. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs $2 - $5.

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