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Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY by train

The journey from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY by train is 268.09 mi and takes 6 hr 54 min. There are 1 connections per day, with the first departure at 9:45 AM and the last at 9:30 PM. It is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY by train for as little as $78.19 or as much as $86.03. The best price for this journey is $78.19.

Lowest Price$78.19
Journey Duration6 hr 54 min
Connection per Day1
Lowest Price$78.19
Highest Price$86.03
First Departure9:45 AM
Last Departure9:30 PM
Distance268.09 mi
DepartureChicago, IL
ArrivalLouisville, KY
CarriersAmtrak

Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Jul 12, 2024

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Planning to travel from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How much do train tickets from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY cost?

On average, a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY will cost you $83.60. 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 $78.19. 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.
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When you're traveling from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $83.60. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long will it take me to travel from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY by train?

The average journey time is 6 hr 54 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 268.09 mi from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY to take longer than 6 hr 54 min. The journey from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY covers a distance of 268.09 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 6 hr 54 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 3 hr 5 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 Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the first and last departures from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY, which usually leaves at 9:45 AM. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 9:30 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY, which usually leaves at 9:45 AM. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 9:30 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use to travel from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY?

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 Rockford International Airport,O Hare International Airport, ORD,Chicago Midway International Airport,Chicago Union Station. Arriving at Louisville, KY, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: LOUISVILLE, KY. 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 Louisville, KY.

How many journeys from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY are there every day?

The exact number of journeys from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY 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 1 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to 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 Louisville, KY. 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 Louisville, KY varies, but in general, you can expect to find 1 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 0 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY
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 Louisville, KY.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY, 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 Louisville, KY.

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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The cheapest Chicago, IL - Louisville, KY train tickets can be found for as low as $46.52 if you’re lucky, or $76.87 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $131.53.

Find the best day to travel to Louisville, KY by train

When travelling to Louisville, KY 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 Louisville, KY CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
30.2kg
Bus
32.36kg
Flight
86.29kg
Car
69.03kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY are 30.2kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY? By taking the train between Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY you will save 56.09kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.16kg compared to a bus and 38.83kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY?
A train ticket from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY is $83.60. 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 $78.19.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY is $78.19. 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 Louisville, KY by train?
Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY is 268.09 mi.
How long does the train between Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY take?
Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY is on average 6 hr 54 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 5 min.
How many train connections per day go from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY?
Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY has 1 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY leave?
The earliest train from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY departs at 9:45 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 Louisville, KY depart?
The latest train from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY departs at 9:30 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 Louisville, KY 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 $78.19 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 Louisville, KY?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Chicago, IL to go to Louisville, KY.
What's the fastest journey time between Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY is 3 hr 5 min.
Is there a direct train from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY?
Yes, there is a direct train between Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY by train?
The train journey from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY creates 30.2kg of CO2 emissions.

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