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Your journey from Chicago, IL to Boston, MA with Virail

Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Chicago, IL to Boston, MA. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How much will I pay for train tickets from Chicago, IL to Boston, MA?

On average, a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Boston, MA will cost you $ 171.56. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $ 68.33. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

Journey Summary with Train

The journey from Chicago, IL to Boston, MA by Train is 1368 km and takes 21 h 57 min. There are 2 connections per day, with the first departure at 21:30 and the last at 21:30. It is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to Boston, MA by Train for as little as $ 68.33 or as much as $ 1,739. The best price for this journey is $ 128.61.

Best Price $ 107
Journey Duration 21 h 58 min
Connection per Day 2
Lowest Price $ 107
Highest Price $ 132
First Departure 21:30
Last Departure 21:30
Distance 850 mi
Departure Chicago, IL
Arrival Boston, MA
Carriers Amtrak, Amtrack

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Chicago, IL to Boston, MA Co2 Emissions by Train

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the journey from Chicago, IL to Boston, MA take by train?

The journey between Chicago, IL and Boston, MA runs for about 850 mi and usually takes approximately 21 h 57 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 16 h 54 min. If you are trying to get from Chicago, IL to Boston, MA as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

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

The first departure of the night from Chicago, IL to Boston, MA leaves at 21:30, while the last journey sets out at 21:30. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Chicago, IL and Boston, MA. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

Which stations are used when traveling from Chicago, IL to Boston, MA?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Chicago, IL from the following stations: Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL - Union Station and Union Station. Arriving at Boston, MA, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Boston, MA. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Boston, MA.

How many times a day do journeys run from Chicago, IL to Boston, MA?

The exact number of journeys from Chicago, IL to Boston, MA can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 3 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including Amtrak. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 4 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Chicago, IL to Boston, MA. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Chicago, IL to Boston, MA varies, but in general, you can expect to find 2 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 1 journeys with one change or more.

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