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How much does it cost to get from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC by train?

Prices will vary when you travel from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC. On average, though, you'll pay about $ 141.39 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $ 53, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

Chicago, IL to Washington, DC by train

Best price $ 86
Journey duration 17 h 55 min
Connections per day 2
First departure 18:40
Last departure 18:40
Distance 594 mi

Ticket price Chicago, IL - Washington, DC every day

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$ 130.06
$ 235.51
$ 126.54
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$ 86
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$ 67.59
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$ 63.49
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$ 194.52
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$ 113.35

Route Summary by train

Minimum price
Maximum price
Duration: 17 h 25 min
Chicago, IL - Union Station - Washington, DC - Union Station
18:40 - 13:05
$ 235.51

How long is the journey from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC by train?

In order to get from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Chicago, IL and Washington, DC will complete the journey in 17 h 25 min. On average, it will take you about 18 h 52 min to travel the 594.7 mi between Chicago, IL and Washington, DC.

What time are the departures from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC, which usually leaves at 11:40. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 18:40. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

When traveling from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC by train, which stations can I use?

In Chicago, IL, departure stations include Chicago Union Station, Chicago, IL and Chicago, IL - Union Station. When you arrive in Washington, DC, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Washington, DC - Union Station and Washington, DC. 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 Chicago, IL to Washington, DC are there every day?

On average, there are 2 daily departures from Chicago, IL to Washington, DC. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 5 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Amtrak, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 2 departures from Chicago, IL which travel directly to Washington, DC. There are 0 journeys with one change or more.