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BOS — CHI
Jun 2 — Jun 91
1 adult
Sun 6/2

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Amtrak
With transfers
2h 37m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
1h 19m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
1h 19m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
1h 29m
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With transfers
1h 29m
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With transfers
1h 42m
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Chicago train information

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ROUND-TRIP FROM

$27

ONE-WAY FROM

$15

POPULAR STATION

Chicago Union

POPULAR TRAIN COMPANY

Amtrak
The cheapest round-trip train ticket to Chicago is from Champaign, starting at $27. This price was found within the last 72 hours.
The cheapest one-way train ticket to Chicago is from Champaign, starting at $15. This price was found within the last 72 hours.
Chicago Union is one of the most popular stations in Chicago
Amtrak services this train route

Chicago Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in Chicago
Chicago UnionChicago, 41.87864, -87.64025

Book round-trip train tickets to Chicago

Below are the quickest and cheapest round-trip train tickets to Chicago that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Amtrak
Jun 26
10:24 amChampaign
2h 36m
1:00 pmChicago Union
Jul 3
8:15 amChicago Union
2h 32m
10:47 amChampaign
Amtrak
Jun 4
7:06 amBloomington Normal
2h 19m
9:25 amChicago Union
Jun 11
7:15 amChicago Union
1h 58m
9:13 amBloomington Normal
Amtrak
Jun 5
7:08 pmChampaign
2h 37m
9:45 pmChicago Union
Jun 19
8:15 amChicago Union
2h 32m
10:47 amChampaign
Amtrak
Jun 9
7:08 pmChampaign
2h 37m
9:45 pmChicago Union
Jun 10
4:05 pmChicago Union
2h 31m
6:36 pmChampaign
Amtrak
Jun 18
3:00 pmMilwaukee Intermodal
1h 29m
4:29 pmChicago Union
Jun 21
6:10 amChicago Union
1h 29m
7:39 amMilwaukee Intermodal
Amtrak
Jun 18
1:15 pmMilwaukee Airport
1h 19m
2:34 pmChicago Union
Jun 21
8:25 amChicago Union
1h 13m
9:38 amMilwaukee Airport

Book one-way train tickets to Chicago

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way train tickets to Chicago found on momondo in the last 72 hours. Select a deal below or use the search form above to find available train tickets by date.
Amtrak
Jun 22
7:08 pmChampaign
2h 37m
9:45 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Jun 12
7:45 pmMilwaukee Airport
1h 19m
9:04 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Jun 12
7:45 pmMilwaukee Airport
1h 19m
9:04 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Jun 23
7:35 pmMilwaukee Intermodal
1h 29m
9:04 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Jul 27
3:00 pmMilwaukee Intermodal
1h 29m
4:29 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Jun 15
6:15 amMilwaukee Intermodal
1h 42m
7:57 amChicago Union

FAQs for booking trains to Chicago

How to get to downtown Chicago from Chicago Union Station?

The area known as the Loop is considered the center of Chicago. If you’re catching trains to Chicago, you’ll be arriving at Union Station. This is the only train station you’ll find in the city. The station is in the West Loop just a short distance away, across the Chicago River. There are multiple transportation options for passengers in front of the station, from buses and taxis to subway stops. The bus to the Loop from Union Station can take under 15 minutes. For those taking trains to Chicago, the closest subway stops to the station are Clinton, with access to the Blue Line, and Quincy, with access to the Pink and Purple Lines. All these subway lines cross through downtown Chicago, taking you where you want to go in under 20 minutes. There are also taxi services available for travelers arriving on Chicago trains. Walking to downtown Chicago from Union Station is another possibility. It’s more or less 10 blocks, depending where in the city center you wish to go, and can take around half an hour.

Does Chicago Union Station have accessible facilities?

Passengers with Chicago train tickets arrive at Union Station. For passengers with reduced mobility, the train station has some facilities and services to assist upon arrival. Union Station is equipped with wheelchair-accessible platforms and has wheelchairs available for people who require one. At the station, you’ll find wheelchair-accessible elevators as well as various elevators that go from the concourse level, where the Chicago trains arrive, and mezzanine level, to street level. There are assisted waiting areas for travelers with reduced mobility or who require any assistance near the North and South Concourses. At Union Station, there are also accessible restrooms as well as accessible water fountains.

Do I need identification to travel to Chicago by train?

Yes, all passengers over the age of 18 along with unaccompanied minors 15 years or older must travel with certain documents to ride the train. You must have your Chicago train tickets on you and present them when requested, along with some form of identification. The identification required must be a valid government-issued photo I.D., such as a driver’s license, passport, or military I.D. The name on your identification document must coincide with the name on your train ticket, no matter the train lines used to get to Chicago. You will need to show your ticket and identification before boarding the train as well as on-board. Train tickets can be checked on-board periodically during your trip, so make sure to keep the necessary documentation on hand.

Does Chicago Union Station have a lounge available to passengers?

Chicago Union Station does have a lounge available for selected guests. You may have access to the plush Metropolitan Lounge if you purchase a day pass or if you are a member of certain groups. You are considered an eligible guest and are not required to pay a fee to use the lounge’s facilities if you have either traveled to Chicago in Amtrak’s Business Class or Sleeping Car or if you are a member of either Guest Rewards Select Plus or Select Executive. The Metropolitan Lounge entrance is located in the Great Hall of the train station. In the lounge, you’ll have access to high-speed internet, a locker room with showers, luggage storage services, as well as workstations, and a place for children to play. It’s a great area to relax after your trip to Chicago.

How much is a train ticket to Chicago?

The ticket price can vary depending on general demand and more importantly where you’re coming from. If you’re leaving from a popular departure point like Detroit for instance, prices usually start around $78. St. Louis and Flint are other options, with prices usually starting from around $52 and $68 respectively.

What is the main train station in Chicago?

Chicago Union is a transportation hub in Chicago. You’ll find trains arriving and departing from here daily. You can find train arrivals and departures at Chicago Union from and to several major nearby cities such as Detroit, St. Louis, and Flint.

What train companies go to Chicago?

Most users on momondo will check prices for Amtrak for their ride to Chicago. More options may be available to you, so use our search form to find all available options from your city to Chicago.

How far in advance should I book a train to Chicago?

You can catch a one-way train to Chicago for $15 on average this week. We don’t predict any changes in price within the next 3 months. We recommend booking when you can to ensure you have your desired date secured.

How far is the center of Chicago from Chicago Union station?

Chicago Union station is 0.7 mi from Chicago.

How far is Chicago Union from Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium and Art Institute of Chicago?

To get to Chicago's popular Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, or Art Institute of Chicago from Chicago Union, it is 2.1 mi, 1.5 mi, or 0.9 mi, respectively.


Popular train routes to Chicago

Most frequently searched train routes to Chicago, along with the cheapest price and shortest travel time.
Trains to Chicago from Detroit
Fastest travel time5h 06m
Cheapest price$78
Trains to Chicago from St. Louis
Fastest travel time4h 55m
Cheapest price$52
Trains to Chicago from Cleveland
Fastest travel time6h 46m
Cheapest price$98
Trains to Chicago from Indianapolis
Fastest travel time3h 30m
Cheapest price$76
Trains to Chicago from Memphis
Fastest travel time10h 35m
Cheapest price$180
Trains to Chicago from Omaha
Fastest travel time9h 29m
Cheapest price$144
Trains to Chicago from New York
Fastest travel time19h 32m
Cheapest price$183
Trains to Chicago from Pittsburgh
Fastest travel time9h 46m
Cheapest price$168
Trains to Chicago from Grand Rapids
Fastest travel time4h 08m
Cheapest price$67
Trains to Chicago from Syracuse
Fastest travel time13h 07m
Cheapest price$153
Trains to Chicago from Rochester
Fastest travel time11h 43m
Cheapest price$154
Trains to Chicago from Milwaukee
Fastest travel time1h 19m
Cheapest price$42

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