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How much does it cost to get from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL by train?

The prices for train tickets from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL will cost $ 88.40. The average train ticket price is approximately $ 183.38. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

Boston, MA to Chicago, IL by train

Best price $ 95
Journey duration 22 h 17 min
Connections per day 3
First departure 12:50
Last departure 12:57
Distance 850 mi
Departure Boston, MA
Arrival Chicago, IL
Carriers Amtrak, Amtrack

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Route Summary by Train

Connections
2
Carriers
1
Minimum price
$ 88.40
Maximum price
$ 2,579.10

Boston, MA - Chicago, IL

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$ 228.48

Date
Saturday, June 25th 2022
Amtrak-logo
Boston South Station - Chicago, IL - Union Station
12:50pm - 10:12am
Amtrak
22h 22min
CO2: 3.93kg
Cheapest
By Flight

$ 250.73

Date
Wednesday, June 29th 2022
Alaska Airlines-logo
Logan Intl - O'Hare de Chicago
10:32am - 12:26pm
Alaska Airlines
2h 54min
CO2: 253.01kg

How long does it take to get from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL by train?

The journey from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL covers a distance of 850 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 22 h 17 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 21 h 53 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the departures from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL, which usually leaves at 06:35. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 12:57. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

What are the stations on the Boston, MA to Chicago, IL route?

In Boston, MA, departure stations include Boston, MA, Boston, MA - Back Bay Station and Boston South Station. When you arrive in Chicago, IL, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Chicago, IL and Chicago, IL - Union Station. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many journeys from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL are there every day?

You will be able to travel from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL using companies such as Amtrak. Combined, these providers offer an average of 3 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to 5 departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 2 direct connections from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 1 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week.

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