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Distance to downtown
The quickest train available from New York will take 19h 05m to arrive in Chicago. Travel time typically varies by up to 0h 45m, depending on your train details. Amtrak has the quickest available train to your destination.
Amtrak are viable options. Check times and availability for Amtrak, as it was recently the cheapest train available traveling from New York to Chicago from $178 round-trip.
The quickest way to travel this route is to take a flight from New York to Chicago, doing so can potentially save up to 48h 56m of travel time. While these options may take longer, booking a train from New York to Chicago or a bus from New York to Chicago may suit your needs if travel time is less of a factor in your decision making.
The cheapest way is to get a flight from New York to Chicago, which can be as cheap as $151. A train from New York to Chicago is more expensive than a flight, with prices starting at $178. A bus from New York to Chicago is also an option, with an average price of $603.
New York and Chicago are 710.8 mi apart from one another, but the actual distance by train depends on the route taken. Most trains from New York to Chicago will get there in 19h 05m.