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CHI — WAS
Jul 21 — Jul 281
1 adult
Sun 7/21

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Amtrak
With transfers
23h 32m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
23h 32m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
23h 49m
Amtrak
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With transfers
23h 49m
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With transfers
23h 32m
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With transfers
23h 32m
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Chicago to Washington, D.C. train information

Find information about ticket prices, popular stations, and train companies that offer trains from Chicago to Washington, D.C.

ROUND-TRIP FROM

$228

ONE-WAY FROM

$114

AVG TRAVEL TIME

17h 38m

TRAIN COMPANIES

Amtrak
The best round-trip train deal from Chicago to Washington, D.C. found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $228
The best one-way train deal from Chicago to Washington, D.C. found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $114
Average time it takes to travel by train from Chicago to Washington, D.C.
There is 1 train company servicing this route: Amtrak

Chicago Train Station Directory

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

Washington, D.C. Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. LortonWashington, D.C., 38.70814, -77.22094
Washington, D.C. AberdeenWashington, D.C., 39.508446, -76.16326
Washington, D.C. FredericksburgWashington, D.C., 38.298412, -77.45721
Washington, D.C. New CarrolltonWashington, D.C., 38.94778, -76.871666
Washington, D.C. AlexandriaWashington, D.C., 38.806503, -77.06233
Washington, D.C. UnionWashington, D.C., 38.89731, -77.00626

Book round-trip train tickets from Chicago to Washington, D.C.

Below are the quickest and cheapest round-trip train tickets from Chicago to Washington, D.C. that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Amtrak
Oct 4
6:40 pmChicago Union
17h 25m
1:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Oct 6
10:59 amWashington, D.C. Union
24h 01m
10:00 amChicago Union
Amtrak
Aug 13
6:40 pmChicago Union
17h 25m
1:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Aug 14
4:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
17h 40m
8:45 amChicago Union
Amtrak
Aug 6
6:40 pmChicago Union
17h 25m
1:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Aug 12
4:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
17h 40m
8:45 amChicago Union
Amtrak
Aug 13
5:55 pmChicago Union
23h 49m
6:44 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Aug 15
4:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
17h 40m
8:45 amChicago Union
Amtrak
Nov 26
6:40 pmChicago Union
17h 25m
1:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Nov 30
4:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
17h 40m
8:45 amChicago Union
Amtrak
Aug 8
5:55 pmChicago Union
23h 32m
6:27 pmAlexandria
Aug 11
11:19 amAlexandria
23h 41m
10:00 amChicago Union

Book one-way train tickets from Chicago to Washington, D.C.

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way train tickets from Chicago to Washington, D.C. we’ve found in the last 72 hours. Select a deal below or use the search form above to find train tickets by date.
Amtrak
Sep 12
5:55 pmChicago Union
23h 32m
6:27 pmAlexandria
Amtrak
Aug 17
5:55 pmChicago Union
23h 32m
6:27 pmAlexandria
Amtrak
Sep 12
5:55 pmChicago Union
23h 49m
6:44 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Amtrak
Aug 31
5:55 pmChicago Union
23h 49m
6:44 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Amtrak
Aug 31
5:55 pmChicago Union
23h 32m
6:27 pmAlexandria
Amtrak
Sep 14
5:55 pmChicago Union
23h 32m
6:27 pmAlexandria

Choose the best way to get from Chicago to Washington, D.C.

Buses

19h 25m
$54 one-way$123 round-trip
Nonstop · from $1231 stop · from $58

Distance to downtown

DF80.6 mi
ZWU1.7 mi

Trains

17h 25m
$114 one-way$228 round-trip
Nonstop · from $228

Distance to downtown

ZWU1.7 mi

Flights

1h 48m
$36 one-way$48 round-trip
Nonstop · from $48

Distance to downtown

BWI8.5 mi

FAQs for booking trains from Chicago to Washington, D.C.

How long is the train ride from Chicago to Washington, D.C.?

It takes 17h 25m to get from Chicago to Washington, D.C. by train. Travel time typically varies by up to 0h 13m, depending on your train details. Consider Amtrak for the quickest available option to your destination.

Which train companies operate between Chicago to Washington, D.C.?

Amtrak will take you from Chicago to Washington, D.C.. Amtrak has been recently found as the cheapest option from $228 round-trip.

How far is Chicago to Washington, D.C. by train?

The distance between Chicago and Washington, D.C. is about 593.1 mi in a straight line. The train route will be significantly longer to account for any stops and obstacles. Most trains from Chicago to Washington, D.C. will get there in 17h 25m.

Is a train the fastest way to get from Chicago to Washington, D.C.?

Based on just travel duration our users have found a flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C. to be the fastest option to their destination at just 1h 40m. If travel time is less of a concern you may want to look into booking some alternative forms of transportation like a train from Chicago to Washington, D.C. or a bus from Chicago to Washington, D.C..

Is a train the cheapest way to get from Chicago to Washington, D.C.?

A flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C. is currently going to be the least expensive option currently available. You can also find deals for a train from Chicago to Washington, D.C. starting at $228, or consider a bus from Chicago to Washington, D.C. starting at $123. Both of these alternative options are worth considering when looking to reach your destination.


Amtrak trains from Chicago to Washington, D.C.

Our best Amtrak deals on Chicago to Washington, D.C. train tickets
Amtrak
Oct 4
ZUN6:40 pmChicago Union
17h 25m
ZWU1:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Oct 6
ZWU10:59 amWashington, D.C. Union
24h 01m
ZUN10:00 amChicago Union
Amtrak
Aug 13
ZUN6:40 pmChicago Union
17h 25m
ZWU1:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Aug 14
ZWU4:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
17h 40m
ZUN8:45 amChicago Union
Amtrak
Aug 6
ZUN6:40 pmChicago Union
17h 25m
ZWU1:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Aug 12
ZWU4:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
17h 40m
ZUN8:45 amChicago Union

Popular train routes to Washington, D.C.

Most frequently searched train routes to Washington, D.C., along with the cheapest price and shortest travel time.
Trains to Washington, D.C. from New York
Fastest travel time2h 32m
Cheapest price$40
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Boston
Fastest travel time6h 29m
Cheapest price$74
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Philadelphia
Fastest travel time1h 40m
Cheapest price$20
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Providence
Fastest travel time5h 59m
Cheapest price$72
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Baltimore
Fastest travel time0h 27m
Cheapest price$10
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Richmond
Fastest travel time2h 17m
Cheapest price$28
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Cleveland
Fastest travel time11h 11m
Cheapest price$172
Trains to Washington, D.C. from South Bend
Fastest travel time15h 56m
Cheapest price$258
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Charlottesville
Fastest travel time2h 27m
Cheapest price$34
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Charlotte
Fastest travel time8h 16m
Cheapest price$161
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Fayetteville
Fastest travel time6h 48m
Cheapest price$146
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Orlando
Fastest travel time17h 49m
Cheapest price$208

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Fastest travel time1h 29m
Cheapest price$44
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Fastest travel time6h 00m
Cheapest price$154
Trains from Chicago to Milwaukee
Fastest travel time1h 13m
Cheapest price$40

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