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What train companies operate the route from Boston to Chicago?

There are two routes: one is operated by Amtrak’s Acela Express and Capitol Limited lines; the other is operated by Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited line.

What is the schedule for the train route from Boston to Chicago?

On weekdays, trains depart at 7:15 AM and 12:50 PM. On Saturdays, trains depart at 8:05 AM and 12:50 PM. On Sundays, trains depart at 6:40 AM and 12:50 PM.

What are the departure and arrival train stations for the route from Boston to Chicago?

Trains depart from Boston South Station and arrive at Chicago’s Union Station.

What distance is the train route from Boston to Chicago?

Both routes cover a distance of approximately 1,000 miles.

How long does it take to travel from Boston to Chicago by train?

Travel times are 27 hours (Acela Express/Capitol Limited) or 22 hours (Lake Shore Limited).

What are the stops on the train route from Boston to Chicago?

Intermediate stops on the Acela Express/Capitol Limited route include Back Bay Station, Westwood Station, Providence Station, Stamford Station, Pennsylvania Station, Newark Station, Metropark Station, 30th Street Station, Wilmington Station, Baltimore Pennsylvania Station, Union Station (transfer point), Rockville Station, Harpers Ferry Station, Martinsburg Station, Cumberland Station, Connellsville Station, Pittsburgh Station, Alliance Station, Cleveland Station, Elyria Station, Sandusky Station, Amtrak Toledo Station, Waterloo Station, Elkhart Station, and South Bend Station. Intermediate stops on the Lake Shore Limited route include Back Bay Station, Framingham Station, Worcester Station, Springfield Station, Pittsfield Station, Albany-Rensselaer Station, Schenectady Station, Utica Station, William F Walsh Regional Transportation Center, Rochester Station, Buffalo Station, Erie Station, Cleveland Station, Elyria Station, Sandusky Station, Amtrak Toledo Station, Bryan Station, Waterloo Station, Elkhart Station, and South Bend Station.

Why should you travel by train from Boston to Chicago?

The train between Boston and Chicago is not much longer than the corresponding drive, but it is much more relaxing than having to focus on highway driving.

What is there to see and do in Chicago?

In Chicago, visitors can sink their teeth into a signature deep dish pizza, have a few beers in the trendy Wrigleyville neighborhood, take a walk on the Navy Pier, or visit one of the many local museums. There are a variety of major league sports teams in the area. For music lovers, there are many venues featuring Chicago-style blues acts.