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75% less than flights
The train ride from Chicago to Cleveland is one that is full of immersive sights and sounds that will ensure you have an enjoyable and fascinating journey. Trains from Chicago to Cleveland depart from the memorable Chicago Union Station that will leave you in awe. You will also be able to capture sights of renowned tourist sites in Chicago, such as Grant Park’s Buckingham Fountain. The Amtrak Capitol train that serves the Chicago to Cleveland train ride also gives the passenger a captivating sightseeing experience as they have an observation car where passengers can enjoy the sights throughout the ride on trains to Cleveland from Chicago.
The baggage policy on Amtrak allows for passengers to check in a maximum of four bags, two that are free and another two that the passenger pays a fee for. You are also allowed to bring onto the train two personal items and two carry-on items that are to be stored either in the overhead compartments, underneath the seat, in designated baggage compartments, or in the storage bins allocated for baggage underneath the train floor. Passengers are encouraged to label all their baggage correctly and secure them with approved locking devices. You are also allowed a single additional infant item that is not to be included in the baggage limit.
The Amtrak trains that leave from Chicago to Cleveland are located at the Chicago Union Station, which is the third busiest train station in the United States. The train station is well equipped with several amenities and services, such as food and drink outlets, shops, and charging stations for your mobile devices. You can easily access Chicago Union Station from anywhere in the city using the intercity bus network, driving to the station, or hailing a cab to take you there.
You don’t have to worry about leaving your pets behind when traveling as Amtrak allows for passengers to bring their pets on board when traveling from Chicago to Cleveland. Passengers are allowed to bring on board cats and dogs weighing up to approximately 20 lbs, which is inclusive of the pet carrier, on trips that do not exceed seven hours, which includes any transfer time expected during the trip. You are encouraged to make prior reservations for your pets as there is a limit of five pets on each train. However, service animals are allowed on board and are not included in the five pet per train limit. Amtrak doesn’t allow for pets on Thruway Connection Services, multi-ride tickets, or with minors who are not accompanied by adults. You should also make sure to read and sign the appropriate documentation prior to bringing your pet on board.
Amtrak gives its passengers a uniquely distinct experience on Chicago to Cleveland trains as the Capitol Limited gives you options for sleeper trains. The sleeper trains on trains to Cleveland from Chicago are priced differently from the regular train, so make sure you make confirmations about the train ticket options you would prefer. The different types of sleeper trains available on the Amtrak Capitol Limited Chicago to Cleveland trains include Superliner Roomettes, Superliner Bedrooms, Superliner Family Bedrooms, and Superliner Bedroom Suites. These various sleeper trains all have different amenities, so ensure you know the amenities you would need on the train ride and book the appropriate train ride.
Arrive at your destination quickly by taking a 6h 05m train from Chicago to Cleveland Hopkins Intl. For this route, you may experience slight differences in travel time depending on the train you book. Look for nonstop options when searching if possible. Amtrak has the quickest available train to your destination.
The train offering service from Chicago to Cleveland Hopkins Intl Amtrak. Amtrak has been found as the cheapest option available at $109 round-trip.
The distance between Chicago and Cleveland Hopkins Intl is about 307.0 mi in a straight line. The train route will be significantly longer to account for any stops and obstacles. 6h 05m is a normal train duration for this route.
Carbon emissions when taking the train out of Chicago to Cleveland Hopkins Intl are around 70lb. The train has a smaller footprint by about 75% compared to flying this route (277lb). Buses to Cleveland Hopkins Intl from Chicago have a carbon footprint of 44lb on average.
At 1h 10m, choosing to opt for a flight from Chicago to Cleveland for this trip versus opting for a train from Chicago to Cleveland or a bus from Chicago to Cleveland can save you time on travel.
A flight from Chicago to Cleveland from $80 can save you up to 26% on the cost of your trip compared to booking a train from Chicago to Cleveland or a bus from Chicago to Cleveland.