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Trains Philadelphia, PA to Chicago, IL: Times, Prices and Tickets


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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Philadelphia, PA to Chicago, IL?

When you're traveling from Philadelphia, PA to Chicago, IL, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $ 136.18. You might be able to find prices as low as $ 87, but it all depends on how you travel. 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.

Philadelphia, PA to Chicago, IL by train

Best price $ 109
Journey duration 38 h 44 min
Connections per day 1
First departure 13:33
Last departure 13:58
Distance 664.2 mi

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Minimum price
Maximum price
Duration: 21 h 3 min
Philadelphia, PA - 30th Street - Chicago, IL - Union Station
12:42 - 08:45
$ 132

How long does it take to get from Philadelphia, PA to Chicago, IL by train?

The journey from Philadelphia, PA to Chicago, IL covers a distance of 664.9 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 36 h 57 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 19 h 40 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 Philadelphia, PA to Chicago, IL faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do the first and last departures from Philadelphia, PA to Chicago, IL leave?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Philadelphia, PA at 06:42, and the last departure will leave at 13:58. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Philadelphia, PA to Chicago, IL can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

What are the stations on the Philadelphia, PA to Chicago, IL route?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Philadelphia, PA from the following stations: Philadelphia, PA and Philadelphia, PA - 30th Street. Arriving at Chicago, IL, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Chicago, IL and Chicago, IL - Union Station. 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 Chicago, IL.

How many daily journeys are there from Philadelphia, PA to Chicago, IL?

You will be able to travel from Philadelphia, PA to Chicago, IL using companies such as Amtrak. Combined, these providers offer an average of 2 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to 8 departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Philadelphia, PA to Chicago, IL using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 1 direct connections from Philadelphia, PA to Chicago, IL each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 1 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week.