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Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL by train

The journey from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL by train is 803.38 mi and takes 22 hr 27 min. There are 1 connections per day, with the first departure at 3:40 PM and the last at 3:40 PM. It is possible to travel from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL by train for as little as $109.89 or as much as $281.65. The best price for this journey is $109.89.

Lowest Price$109.89
Journey Duration22 hr 27 min
Connection per Day1
Lowest Price$109.89
Highest Price$281.65
First Departure3:40 PM
Last Departure3:40 PM
Distance803.38 mi
DepartureDallas, TX
ArrivalChicago, IL
CarriersAmtrak

Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Mar 1, 2024

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

The train journey from Dallas, TX, to Chicago, IL, spans an average of 22 hr 27 min. Roughly 1 trains traverse this route daily, with the average ticket price standing at $204.00. The least expensive fares commence from around $109.89.
Amtrak, America's largest passenger railroad service, facilitates this journey from Dallas to Chicago via the Texas Eagle route, recognized as the longest train route in the United States.
The Texas Eagle route offers a scenic trip for travelers, showcasing diverse landscapes from the beautiful Piney Woods of East Texas, the Ozarks in Little Rock, and the Mississippi River to the historic sites in Illinois. The journey typically takes approximately 41 hours and provides four sleeping arrangements. 

Sleeping options on the train from Dallas to Chicago

The Roomette is a compact space for two with recliner seats that convert into a bed. The Bedroom is double the Roomette size, with a queen-sized bed and an attached bathroom. The Two-Room Suite offers more space, featuring in-room sinks, restrooms, and showers. Lastly, exclusive to Superliner trains, the Family Room accommodates up to four individuals with full-sized beds, fold-down bunks, additional storage, a sink, and a private lavatory.
If you choose a sleeping car, remember to book the entire unit for yourself or a companion. The coach also offers comfortable reclining seats, ideal for catching some sleep.

Train stations in Dallas and Chicago

The Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station in Dallas, located at 400 South Houston Street, has essential amenities such as a ticket sales office, restrooms, and luggage storage facilities. Though the station has no stores or restaurants, several dining options are available nearby. The station, served by the DART light rail, Dartb bus, and the Trinity Railway Express, is fully accessible.

Chicago's Union Station, one of the busiest transport hubs in the U.S., connects passengers to 15 Amtrak train lines. It provides access to bus carriers and Metra commuter lines. It is strategically situated in downtown Chicago and offers convenient access to the Chicago Loop and adjacent L lines. The station boasts amenities like phone charging stations, shops, and diverse dining options.

While in Chicago, enjoy the rich cultural offerings the city has. Easily accessible are world-class museums like The Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, and the Adler Planetarium. Nearby, the iconic Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier offer dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Also, explore green spaces like Millennium Park, home to the famous "Cloud Gate" or "The Bean."

Let us assist you if you're planning a train trip from Dallas to Chicago. We review thousands of rail, bus, and flight routes to help you secure the best price. Consult our helpful price calendar below to compare and find the most affordable prices across various modes of transport between Dallas and Chicago.

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

Book in advance and save

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

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 $106.71 to $254.79 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 58% on your trip!

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

The cheapest Dallas, TX - Chicago, IL train tickets can be found for as low as $120.67 if you’re lucky, or $132.62 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $158.45.

Find the best day to travel to Chicago, IL by train

When travelling to Chicago, IL 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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Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
90.5kg
Bus
96.97kg
Flight
258.58kg
Car
206.87kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dallas, TX and Chicago, IL are 90.5kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dallas, TX and Chicago, IL? By taking the train between Dallas, TX and Chicago, IL 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 Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL?
A train ticket from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL is $204.00. 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 $109.89.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL is $109.89. 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 Dallas, TX and Chicago, IL by train?
Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL is 803.38 mi.
How long does the train between Dallas, TX and Chicago, IL take?
Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL is on average 22 hr 27 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 22 hr 2 min.
How many train connections per day go from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL?
Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL has 1 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL leave?
The earliest train from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL departs at 3:40 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 Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL depart?
The latest train from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL departs at 3:40 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 Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL 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 $109.89 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.
From which stations can I leave from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL?
There are 3 station(s) that you can depart from Dallas, TX to go to Chicago, IL. You can go from Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport, Love Field and Dallas Dallas Love Field Airport and you can arrive at Chicago/Rockford International Airport, O'Hare International Airport, Chicago Midway International Airport and Union Station.
How many direct connections depart from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Dallas, TX to go to Chicago, IL.
What's the fastest journey time between Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dallas, TX and Chicago, IL is 22 hr 2 min.
Is there a direct train from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dallas, TX and Chicago, IL.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL by train?
The train journey from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL creates 90.5kg of CO2 emissions.

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