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About Amtrak Carl Sandburg

Amtrak Carl Sandburg is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak Carl Sandburg tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, Amtrak Carl Sandburg serves 64 routes, connecting 10 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Amtrak Carl Sandburg runs an average of 20 trips per day and 277 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $7.00 to $53.48 based on a variety of factors.

Contact Amtrak Carl Sandburg

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 872-7245

Amtrak Carl Sandburg Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet
SnacksSnacks
WiFiWiFi

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Amtrak Carl Sandburg train coverage

Daily Trips20
stations10
cities10
countries1

What travelers are saying about Amtrak Carl Sandburg

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Amtrak Carl Sandburg had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 5 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 8 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 8 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 10 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 11 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 10 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 10 reviews

Amtrak Carl Sandburg reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Carl Sandburg

(Based on 11 reviews)

4.9
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.4

Timeliness

4.7

Staff

4.4

Value

4.2

Condition

4.6

Amtrak Carl Sandburg passenger reviews

5.0

Angela

December 21, 2021- Vacation

Mendota to Galesburg

Pros: Perfect! Staff was excellent! Spacious. My son and I were able to sit together. Clean. The gentleman in the dining car was social and humorous with my 9 yr old son! Cons: Nothing. Tips: I highly recommend it!

Pros: Perfect! Staff was excellent! Spacious. My son and I were able to sit together. Clean. The gentleman in the dining car was social and humorous with my 9 yr old son! Cons: Nothing. Tips: I highly recommend it!

5.0

Kim

November 30, 2021- Solo travel

Galesburg to La Grange

Pros: It was friendly,cheap safe and clean. Cons: Not one thing. Tips: Take the train 😀.

Pros: It was friendly,cheap safe and clean. Cons: Not one thing. Tips: Take the train 😀.

5.0

Rosine

September 21, 2021- Visiting family

Chicago to Princeton

Pros: The train Left on time and arrived in Princeton on time. Cons: Absolutely nothing. Tips: Buy your ticket online before arriving at the station.

Pros: The train Left on time and arrived in Princeton on time. Cons: Absolutely nothing. Tips: Buy your ticket online before arriving at the station.

5.0

joyce

August 19, 2021- Visiting family

La Grange to Plano

It's hard to figure out where to exit at your stop

It's hard to figure out where to exit at your stop

4.0

Nelda

July 25, 2021- Visiting family

Mendota to Quincy

Pros: Seeing the country without driving. Cons: Service getting on and off train for us older folks. Tips: Be prepared to get on and off in a hurry.

Pros: Seeing the country without driving. Cons: Service getting on and off train for us older folks. Tips: Be prepared to get on and off in a hurry.

Amtrak Carl Sandburg Routes & Network

Amtrak Carl Sandburg’s train network features 64 train routes that connect 10 cities serving 10 stations. On average, Amtrak Carl Sandburg performs about 20 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Carl Sandburg offers the highest number of daily train service include Macomb and Chicago.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Carl Sandburg

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Chicago1311:30 pm2:39 am
Galesburg111:40 pm12:19 am
Macomb81:40 pm11:30 pm
Quincy121:40 pm4:59 pm
Naperville61:40 pm2:10 am
Mendota131:40 pm12:19 am
Princeton141:40 pm12:55 am
Kewanee11:40 pm12:55 am
Plano11:40 pm1:24 am

Top States Served by Amtrak Carl Sandburg

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
Illinois10834Chicago

Most popular Amtrak Carl Sandburg routes

The train from Macomb to Chicago is Amtrak Carl Sandburg’s most popular route. Trips from Galesburg to Naperville and Mendota to Chicago are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Carl Sandburg routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Macomb to Chicago13h 32m$33
Galesburg to Naperville12h 8m$23
Mendota to Chicago11h 41m$15
Kewanee to Chicago12h 27m$25
Chicago to Galesburg12h 41m$31
Macomb to Naperville12h 44m$27
Chicago to Quincy14h 22m$42
Princeton to Chicago12h 3m$19
Quincy to Naperville13h 33m$37

Amtrak Carl Sandburg Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Carl Sandburg tickets can be cancelled for a full refund within the first 24 hours after purchase. If more than 24 hours have passed, the cancellation policy and change fee structure for Amtrak bookings depend on the type of fare you purchased:

Saver Fare tickets: A 25% fee applies for any changes. If you cancel the trip, you will receive an eVoucher worth 75% of the original ticket price.

Value Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable up to 15 or more days before departure. If cancelled less than 14 days before departure, a 25% cancellation fee applies.

Flexible, Business and Premium Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable if cancelled or changed before departure.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable after the train has departed, so be sure to make your updates as soon as possible if your travel plans change.

If your Amtrak Carl Sandburg ticket is eligible for change or cancellation, you can do that by calling Amtrak’s customer service phone number at 1 (800) 872-7245. To cancel or change your booking online, simply go to www.amtrak.com and click on the “Modify Trip” tab in the upper right corner.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip. You can file a claim to have any Amtrak change or cancellation fees reimbursed if you cannot travel due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts.

Amtrak Carl Sandburg Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Carl Sandburg trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Carl Sandburg offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Carl Sandburg will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Carl Sandburg WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the train?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Carl Sandburg trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Amtrak Carl Sandburg might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Amtrak Carl Sandburg's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Carl Sandburg has 20 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Amtrak Carl Sandburg does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the train?

Yes, Amtrak Carl Sandburg requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Amtrak Carl Sandburg’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Amtrak Carl Sandburg’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Carl Sandburg trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Carl Sandburg trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages available?

Amtrak Carl Sandburg provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Carl Sandburg ticket?

Amtrak Carl Sandburg does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does Amtrak Carl Sandburg offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Carl Sandburg goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Carl Sandburg offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Amtrak Carl Sandburg tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 20 Amtrak Carl Sandburg trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Carl Sandburg tickets start at just $7.00. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Amtrak Carl Sandburg tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Amtrak Carl Sandburg tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Amtrak Carl Sandburg prices with trips offered by other train companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

When you’re ready to book, type your departure city and destination city in the search bar above, select your travel date, and let Wanderu work its magic to show you all of the best bus and train ticket prices available for your trip. Pick the ticket that’s best for your budget, schedule, and preferences, and complete the booking right on Wanderu to secure your great deal.

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