Top tips for finding Indianapolis to Chicago train tickets
Departure and arrival times on Amtrak from Indianapolis to Chicago are different each day. The station in Chicago is open seven days per week but the station closes every day between the hours of 1.00 am and 5.00 am. The station in Indianapolis serves as both a bus and train station and as such the station is open 24h per day; however, Amtrak staff and services are only available at times two to three hours before and after when the Amtrak Cardinal route is offering service at this station. Travelers with baggage must arrive 45 min before departures to allow inspection and those without at least 30 min early. The stations’ amenities include overnight and same-day parking, baggage assistance, wheelchair lifts, restrooms, accessible platforms, payphones, a ticket office, and an enclosed waiting area.
Commuters with baggage on trains from Indianapolis to Chicago will love boarding Amtrak trains that allow passengers to carry up to four bags while paying for only special medical, sporting, and musical equipment exceeding baggage size and weight at a small fee. You'll find baggage services at the stations, including baggage assistance, checked luggage services, shipping boxes, and baggage storage. If you lose luggage, you can immediately file a lost item report with the item's description, train number, and departure and arrival stations.
Tourists commuting on a train from Indianapolis to Chicago will find it convenient riding on Amtrak Indianapolis to Chicago, which takes them right to the city center with attraction sites such as the Water Tower only 2 miles away, Lincoln Park Zoo 4.6 miles away, and the House of Blues located 1.1 miles away. Additionally, if you have a car, the station provides a safe parking area. Alternatively, you can carry your bicycle with you on the train.
Business pass may opt for a train when traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago for speedy trips and an enhanced experience. For one, the train stations offer ample space for same-day and overnight parking, quick baggage check and other baggage services, and elevator access. Onboard, you’ll enjoy amenities like great lighting, spacious seating areas for legroom, electronic outlets for all your electronics, and a quiet car for a serene workplace. With the three classes available, you have options between reserving first class, business class, or coach to suit your needs.
25% of our users found round-trip train tickets from Indianapolis to Chicago for $46 or less.
You will generally catch the best train deals if you travel in the morning.
FAQs when traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago by train
Acela trains from Indianapolis to Chicago permit pets on the train for a pocket-friendly fee, or if it suits you, you can pay with Amtrak Guest Reward Points. For your pet's safe travels, the trains recommend well-mannered pets that require minimal attention, are odorless, up-to-date with their vaccinations, and are eight weeks old or older. Travelers with pets can only reserve trains with a maximum of seven hours travel time,, and should make early bookings for only one pet.
Trains from Indianapolis to Chicago offer onboard Wi-Fi with the option to use a VPN for a secure connection. The train's Wi-Fi is password-free and accessible to all passengers, so you should be able to connect instantly. Due to many passengers using the Wi-Fi, the train limits its internet usage by allowing travelers to use it for small downloads and access safe search engines. Other than that, its Wi-Fi is stable.
Amtrak from Indianapolis to Chicago has diverse amenities that cater to families, couples, business travelers, tourists, and groups of friends. The amenities include accessible restrooms, Wi-Fi, a café with budget-friendly drinks, meals and snacks, private rooms, and three classes to suit your needs, among others. The stations are just as convenient, with complimentary amenities like ticket services, payphones, parking, and baggage assistance all under one roof.
Acela from Indianapolis to Chicago offers exquisite dining to suit all passenger's needs. It provides at-seat meal services and various drink options to first-class passengers, flexible dining for private room passengers, and accessibility to Café Acela for passengers regardless of class reservation. Enjoy special menus and dietary meals, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on board.
The train journey from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 4h 15m on average and covers a distance of 164 miles.
Amtrak is the only train operator serving this route.
The average price of a round-trip train ticket from Indianapolis to Chicago is $46. In the last 3 days, the lowest price found by KAYAK users was $46.
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