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Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX by train

The journey from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX by train is 803.38 mi and takes 31 hr 36 min. There are 2 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:15 AM and the last at 9:05 PM. It is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX by train for as little as $114.45 or as much as $286.01. The best price for this journey is $114.45.

Lowest Price$114.45
Journey Duration31 hr 36 min
Connection per Day2
Lowest Price$114.45
Highest Price$286.01
First Departure7:15 AM
Last Departure9:05 PM
Distance803.38 mi
DepartureChicago, IL
ArrivalDallas, TX
CarriersAmtrak

Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2024

Take the train from Chicago, IL, to Dallas, TX

The train from Chicago, IL, to Dallas, TX, lasts on average 31 hr 36 min. Around 2 trains depart a day between Chicago and Texas, the average price is $193.36 and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $114.45.

Amtrak, the largest passenger railroad service in the U.S.provides train service from Chicago to Dallas through the Texas Eagle route, the longest train route in the U.S. 

 With stops in multiple states, including Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, and California, passengers can enjoy comfortable seating on upper and lower levels of Superliner rail cars. Experience diverse landscapes, from historic sites in Illinois to the Mississippi River, the Ozarks in Little Rock, and the beautiful Piney Woods of East Texas. The journey lasts approximately 41 hours, and you can book four types of sleeping units.

  1. Roomette: A compact space with innovative storage options featuring recliner seats that convert into a bed and a pull-down bunk bed for two people.
  2. Bedroom: Twice the size of a Roomette, with a comfortable queen bed and an en-suite bathroom.
  3. Two-Room Suite: Provides spacious accommodations with seating during the day and beds at night, along with in-room sinks, restrooms, and showers.
  4. Family Room: Exclusive to Superliner trains, it accommodates up to four people with full-sized beds, fold-down bunks, hot showers, extra storage, a sink, and an enclosed lavatory.

Remember you must book the entire unit alone or with someone if you opt for the sleeping car. Also, the coach has comfortable reclining seats, perfect for getting some shut-eye, so give it a chance.o

Chicago Union Station, one of the busiest transportation hubs in the U.S., connects travelers to 15 Amtrak train lines and serves as a gateway to destinations nationwide. It also offers access to bus carriers and Metra commuter lines. It is located in downtown Chicago and provides convenient access to the Chicago Loop and nearby L lines. The station features amenities like phone charging stations, shops, and various dining options.

Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station in Dallas, located at 400 South Houston Street, offers essential amenities such as a ticket sales office, restrooms, and luggage storage. While the station does not have stores or restaurants, nearby dining options are available. The station is fully accessible and conveniently served by the DART light rail, Dartb bus, and the Trinity Railway Express.

If you are not there for the Dallas Cowboys, you are there for the culture. You can explore museums like the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center within walking distance. The historic West End district and Klyde Warren Park are also nearby, a beautiful urban green space with food trucks, events, and recreational activities. You can also venture further downtown to visit landmarks like Reunion Tower or enjoy shopping at Dallas' numerous retail centers.

So if you plan to travel to Dallas from Chicago by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of rail, bus, and flight destinations to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport between Chicago and Dallas.

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Cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $56.41 to $185.11 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 70% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX

The cheapest Chicago, IL - Dallas, TX train tickets can be found for as low as $118.04 if you’re lucky, or $140.79 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $186.85.

Find the best day to travel to Dallas, TX by train

When travelling to Dallas, TX by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
90.5kg
Bus
96.97kg
Flight
258.58kg
Car
206.87kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX are 90.5kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX? By taking the train between Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX you will save 168.08kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 6.47kg compared to a bus and 116.37kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX?
A train ticket from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX is $193.36. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $114.45.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX is $114.45. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX by train?
Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX is 803.38 mi.
How long does the train between Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX take?
Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX is on average 31 hr 36 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 21 hr 35 min.
How many train connections per day go from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX?
Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX has 2 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX leave?
The earliest train from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX departs at 7:15 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX depart?
The latest train from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX departs at 9:05 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $114.45 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Chicago, IL to go to Dallas, TX.
What's the fastest journey time between Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX is 21 hr 35 min.
Is there a direct train from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX?
Yes, there is a direct train between Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX by train?
The train journey from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX creates 90.5kg of CO2 emissions.

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