Popular Train Routes to Chicago, IL

Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL

For as low as $53

Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL

For as low as $53

Milwaukee, WI to Chicago, IL

For as low as $25

Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL

For as low as $48

Minneapolis, MN to Chicago, IL

For as low as $91

St. Louis, MO to Chicago, IL

For as low as $27

Indianapolis to Chicago, IL

For as low as $33

New York to Chicago, IL

For as low as $137

Kansas City to Chicago, IL

For as low as $60

Chicago Union Station

Learn the Essentials of Chicago’s Train Station

Centered in America’s heartland, Chicago Union Station is the Midwestern corridor gateway to a national network of trains connecting the continental United States, located at 225 South Canal Street, Chicago, IL 60606-5702.

  • Amtrak WiFi
  • Metropolitan Lounge
  • More than 30 restaurants
  • Lactation suite
  • Energy efficient lighting and strict recycling practices
  • Many more accommodations as you wait to board your train

Ready to go right now? Buy train tickets to Chicago on Amtrak.com, the Amtrak mobile apps, via Quik-Trak kiosks or from a ticketing agent at any Amtrak station.

See Chicago Train Schedules and Routes

Amtrak’s Midwestern hub connects passengers not only to major cities in Illinois and to the surrounding states of Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin, but from coast-to-coast as well. Trains to and from Chicago along Amtrak’s Midwest Train Routes include:

Check the train schedules and timetables for a comprehensive list of every stop along the routes and additional details to plan your travels. The full list of train routes gives you the essential details on amenities, accommodations, menus, local guides, route highlights and much more.

California Zephyr

Chicago, IL • Omaha, NE • Denver, CO • Salt Lake City, UT • Emeryville (San Francisco), CA

Empire Builder

Chicago, IL• St. Paul - Minneapolis, MN • Spokane, WA • Portland, OR • Seattle, WA

Michigan Services

Chicago, IL • Grand Rapids, MI • East Lansing, MI • Port Huron, MI • Detroit, MI

Capitol Limited

Washington, DC • Pittsburgh, PA • Cleveland, OH • Toledo, OH • Chicago, IL


Milwaukee, WI • Sturtevant, WI • Glenview, IL • Chicago, IL

Missouri River Runner

St. Louis, MO • Jefferson City, MO • Independence, MO • Kansas City, MO


New York, NY • Washington, DC • Cincinnati, OH • Indianapolis, IN • Chicago, IL

Hoosier State

Indianapolis, IN • Lafayette, IN • Dyer, IN • Chicago, IL

Southwest Chief

Chicago, IL • Kansas City, MO • Albuquerque, NM • Flagstaff, AZ • Los Angeles, CA

City of New Orleans

Chicago, IL • Carbondale, IL • Memphis, TN • Jackson, MS • New Orleans, LA

Illinois Service

Chicago, IL • Quincy, IL • St. Louis, IL • Carbondale, IL

Texas Eagle

Chicago, IL • St. Louis, MO • Dallas, TX • San Antonio, TX • Tucson, AZ • Los Angeles, CA


Lake Shore Limited

New York, NY • Boston, MA • Albany, NY • Cleveland, OH • Chicago, IL


Plan Your Trip to Chicago and Save with These Discounts and Deals

Are you looking to catch the latest Broadway shows in Chicago? If you’re an Amtrak Guest Rewards member, you can earn thousands of points by planning your Broadway trip through our car rental and hotel partners on trips.amtrak.com. With over 300,000 hotels and over 29,000 car rental locations to choose from in the network, Amtrak Guest Rewards simplifies the travel planning process without the hassle of scouring the web to plot out the details of your trip.

Amtrak everyday discounts help you save even more:


Kids Ride 50% Off

Children 2 through 12 years old ride half-price every day. Infants under 2 ride free.

Seniors Save 10%

Senior Amtrak travelers 65 and older can save 10% on most trains.

Military Personnel and Families Save 10%

Active duty US military personnel, their spouses and their dependents all save 10%.

Passengers with Disabilities Discounts

Discounts available to passengers with disabilities and up to one traveling companion.

10% Savings for Rail Passengers Association Members

Railroad Passengers Association members save 10%.

Save When You Travel With a Group

Sharing your train trip with a group 20 or more? Discounts are waiting for you.

Government Discount Savings

Save with discounted rail fares across the nation.

Chicago cityscape

Amtrak ticket deals can range from saving on business and coach class seats for booking early, buy one get one free ticket sales on select routes, discounted rates for travelling to major occasions around the country like Pride celebrations or sporting events, and so many more great deals that come and go throughout the year. For the ultimate way to save time and money on your trip planning, Amtrak Vacations has package deals for vacation getaways including a 3-day Chicago Getaway starting at $329.

But even without deals and promotions, an Amtrak train to Chicago can cost as little as $8.25 (e.g. from Hammond-Whiting, IN). The price of a train ticket depends on many factors including total distance traveled and time of day, so determining an average train ticket price results in many answers. However, a train ticket from the nine major cities listed above averages $59.

Take the Train to Chicago on Amtrak and Experience a Better Way to Travel

When it comes to having a great trip, the travel experience can make a world of difference. That’s why Amtrak is committed to being more than just your mode of transportation from point A to point B. Our unique offerings are dedicated to giving you a better way to travel:

The sights and sounds and sounds of America and enjoy sleeping and eating at your leisure.

America’s historic landmarks and national parks and step right onto the center of major cities.

Wide seats and leg room, WiFi and power outlets, and space for everything you can’t leave home without.

Time, money, and the environment with emissions standards that just keep on getting better.


Plan your train travel to Chicago and beyond and book your Amtrak tickets today.




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