Chicago Union Station Amtrak Legacy Club

The Amtrak Legacy Club in Chicago Union Station (open 9 AM - 9 PM) is located in the southwest corner of the Great Hall. It is designed for pay-access customers. Business/sleeper class/Select Plus customers have a separate First Class Metropolitan Lounge included in their ticket price.

That is, there are two luxury lounges off the Chicago Union Station Great Hall:

  • Amtrak Legacy Club: day pass or member, bar, luxury environment, meeting space. No need for train ticket.
  • Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge: departing Sleeper/Business/Select Plus/Select Executive only, no day pass.
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Chicago Union Station: Legacy Club

Amtrak Legacy Club Admission Prices

  • $20/day (in/out privileges)
  • $50/month
  • $500/year

You do not have to be a train passenger to purchase Legacy Club access. You can bring up to 4 guests with you for the single admission price if you just want a calm place to have meetings / work / healthy drinks & snacks.

Amtrak Legacy Club Amenities

  • Two satellite TVs with closed captioning
  • Video games (Playstation 4, Wii)
  • board games
  • nice bathrooms
  • Priority boarding ($10 extra for monthly/yearly)


  • fountain dispenser of sparkling, cold, or room temperature water
  • Starbucks coffee, tea, or hot chocolate
  • Numerous refrigerated single-serving drinks from Pellagrina, plus juices and soft drinks
  • Bottled and tap alcoholic beverages at happy hour


  • Numerous healthy snacks like pretzels, flavored pretzels, veggie straws, and the like
  • breath mints

Happy hour

  • lunchtime and afternoon
  • bottled drinks and Keginator


  • 16 workstations
  • 16 pairs of 120 Vac power outlets
  • no Ethernet
  • free Wifi

Amtrak Legacy Club Wifi

  • 2.4 and 5GHz WPA2-PSK
  • strong signal, decent speeds
  • allows SSH, VPN, YouTube, etc.
  • Network does not appear to be segmented (I can ping my phone from my PC).
  • Only single BSSID visible.



Written by Michael Hirsch, Ph.D. //