The cheapest trainsfrom Chicago to Washington

Showing times and prices for Sun, Apr 18





The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Chicago to Washington will cost around $172 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $156.

Journey Summary

Journey Summary

Chicago to Washington train information

timelapseAvg. Train duration20h 48m
attach_moneyTrain ticket price$156
place Train depart fromChicago
pin_drop Train arrive inWashington
directions_transit Train companiesAmtrak

The fastest trainsfrom Chicago to Washington

Showing times and prices for Sun, Apr 18


17h 25m


20h 48m

Trips per day




These direct trains cover the 956km distance in an average of 20h 48m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 17h 25m

Travel tips

Train from Chicago to Washington

Travel by train to Washington easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chicago to Washington.
  • how to get cheap amtrak train tickets from chicago to washington?

  • Amtrak offer a total of 2 train schedules to Washington. Compare all available fares that vary according to comfort, ticket promotions, and availability. Take time and check customers 1643 Amtrak reviews for train services. Users reviews always best describe the real train trip experience. The company score relates to quality, punctuality, cleanliness, and staff behavior. Ratings and reviews are relevant information when searching and comparing ticket prices for this destination. Keep in mind that in all train departure times from Chicago have different ticket prices based on fare options. What is shown on the list is the cheapest fare type still available if Saver, Value, Flexible or Premium. On this trip, tickets are available starting on $156 and this is the lower trip price you can get on Sun, Apr 18. Book your train tickets 14 days in advance with Saver Fares for 20% discount. On searching for Washington cheap tickets it may apply. In many routes across the country this is the best method to get trip discounts.
  • how much cost tickets to washington?

  • Amtrak tickets to Washington costs between $156 and USD 188.00 each seat. This $156 train leaves at 18:40 from Chicago train station at Chicago, IL - Union Station (CHI). On the contrary, the train leaving at 18:40 have the most expensive ticket to Washington for about USD 188.00. During holidays and peak seasons fares are generally higher.
  • how easy is to get by train to washington from chicago?

  • On average you find 2 daily Amtrak Chicago to Washington schedules. Usually, there are 14 train departures every week on this route. Amtrak operates a large fleet to Washington. It is an average of 2 departures per day and 60 trips every month.
  • where are located chicago and washington train stations?

  • For this trip to Washington, you can get on board at Chicago, IL - Union Station (CHI). Moreover, get off the train at Washington, DC - Union Station (WAS). Most Amtrak stations in major cities, and many other stations across the country, are accessible to passengers with a disability. Call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information regarding the accessibility of the stations on your itinerary.
  • when is the first and last train departing from chicago on sun, apr 18?

  • The first train time to Washington is at 18:40. The last departure time from Chicago is at 18:40.
  • how far apart is washington from chicago?

  • The train traveling average length from Chicago to Washington is around 20h 48m. Getting Amtrak fastest train from Chicago, you probably arrive in about 17h 25m in Washington. Amtrak does not normally guarantee connections of less than 60 minutes. Usually 90 minutes between arriving long-distance trains and local trains in the Northeast Corridor.
  • which is the best way for train booking?

  • There are many different secure forms of acquiring a ticket. The more comfortable, secure and faster way is to get your eTicket online at Amtrak website. Alternatively, you can book at a Quik-Trak Kiosk or directly at the counter.
    • Amtrak phone number: +1 215-856-7924
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  • how to get ticket refund on amtrak?

  • Note that Amtrak have different policies regarding fare types and changes. Find more information on Amtrak page.
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