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Chicago Union is the most searched station in Chicago by KAYAK users.
Amtrak is the only train company serving Chicago.
Milwaukee to Chicago - 1h 19m
Springfield to Chicago - 3h 24m
Champaign to Chicago - 2h 46m
Bloomington to Chicago - 2h 26m
South Bend to Chicago - 2h 05m
St. Louis to Chicago - 5h 09m
If you wish to get to and from the airport by train, the city has the L line train, part of the Chicago Transit Authority. This train offers direct access between both the Chicago O’Hare International Airport as well as Midway Airport, and downtown Chicago. These trains are part of the rail system to get around the city.
If you need to go to Chicago on business, traveling by train is a great option. The Amtrak to Chicago offers free Wi-Fi on board so you can comfortably get work done on your way in to the city. Furthermore, if you’re eligible and part of some specific memberships, Union Station has the Metropolitan or the Hiawatha Lounges at your disposal where you can find workstations.
If you’re taking a train to Chicago and wish to visit the city without the hassle of dealing with luggage, there is the option to leave your luggage at the train station. In the lounges you may pay for a day pass and then have access to the storage area. This is a way for you to arrive comfortably to the city and walk around without having to carry any suitcases with you.
Depending on where you’re traveling to, you may or may not have a piece of luggage included with your ticket to Chicago. For the most part, the overnight trains to and from Chicago include one checked bag with your ticket. Nonetheless, when reserving your specific trip through KAYAK, it will let you know if there is luggage included in your train fare.