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Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN by train

The journey from Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN by train is 481.27 mi and takes 10 hr 22 min. There are 1 connections per day, with the first departure at 8:05 PM and the last at 8:05 PM. It is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN by train for as little as $113.61 or as much as $113.61. The best price for this journey is $113.61.

Lowest Price$113.61
Journey Duration10 hr 22 min
Connection per Day1
Lowest Price$113.61
Highest Price$113.61
First Departure8:05 PM
Last Departure8:05 PM
Distance481.27 mi
DepartureChicago, IL
ArrivalMemphis, TN
CarriersAmtrak

Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024

Take the train from Chicago, IL, to Memphis, TN

Embarking on an average train journey of 10 hr 22 min from Chicago, IL, to Memphis, TN, you'll have approximately 1 train options daily. A standard ticket on this route averages at $113.61, with fares starting from a budget-friendly $113.61.

Primarily operated by Amtrak's City of New Orleans service, this route lets you witness the panoramic splendor of the American South. From the bustling cityscape of Chicago, down through Illinois, and into the fertile heartland of the Mississippi Delta, your journey terminates in the musical city of Memphis.

Several sleeping accommodations are at your disposal. Choose the Roomette with its convertible seats that morph into a bed for two, or opt for the Bedroom Suite with its queen-sized bed and private bathroom facilities. For families or groups, the Family Room on Superliner trains accommodates up to four people, featuring full-sized beds, extra storage, and a private restroom. It is only possible to book an entire unit, not a single bunk, as on some sleeping cars. 

On the City of New Orleans service, all passengers can enjoy the Cafe Car's casual dining experience, which offers a range of carryout-style food options, such as sandwiches, snacks, and beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. For a more traditional dining experience, there's also a full-service Dining Car. However, this is often prioritized for those in sleeper classes, whose meals are included in their ticket price.

Your expedition starts at Chicago Union Station, one of America's busiest rail junctions. It hosts connections to bus carriers, Metra commuter lines, and 15 distinct Amtrak lines. With its strategic downtown location, you can immediately access the Chicago Loop and the city's "L" train system. Inside, amenities include phone charging stations, a range of shops, dining options, and luggage storage facilities. 
The journey ends at Memphis Central Station, a hub offering ticket sales, restroom facilities, and baggage storage. You can reach the city via the MATA trolley system.

Memphis is a city steeped in cultural richness. Explore Graceland, the abode of Elvis Presley, or delve into poignant history at the National Civil Rights Museum housed in the Lorraine Motel, the tragic site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The city's famous barbecue scene is a must-try for foodies, concentrated mainly along Beale Street.

Virail is here to assist when planning a train trip from Chicago to Memphis! We evaluate thousands of rail, bus, and flight routes to secure the best deal possible. Refer to our comprehensive price calendar below, listing the most economical options across various modes of transport from Chicago to Memphis.

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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 Memphis, TN.

Book in advance and save

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

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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Find the best day to travel to Memphis, TN by train

When travelling to Memphis, TN 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 Memphis, TN CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
54.22kg
Bus
58.09kg
Flight
154.91kg
Car
123.92kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Chicago, IL and Memphis, TN are 54.22kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Chicago, IL and Memphis, TN? By taking the train between Chicago, IL and Memphis, TN you will save 100.69kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 3.87kg compared to a bus and 69.7kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN?
A train ticket from Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN is $113.61. 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 $113.61.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN is $113.61. 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 Memphis, TN by train?
Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN is 481.27 mi.
How long does the train between Chicago, IL and Memphis, TN take?
Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN is on average 10 hr 22 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 10 hr 22 min.
How many train connections per day go from Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN?
Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN has 1 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN leave?
The earliest train from Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN departs at 8:05 PM. 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 Memphis, TN depart?
The latest train from Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN departs at 8:05 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 Memphis, TN 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 $113.61 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 Memphis, TN?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Chicago, IL to go to Memphis, TN.
What's the fastest journey time between Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Chicago, IL and Memphis, TN is 10 hr 22 min.
Is there a direct train from Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN?
Yes, there is a direct train between Chicago, IL and Memphis, TN.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN by train?
The train journey from Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN creates 54.22kg of CO2 emissions.

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