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About Amtrak Illini Service

Amtrak Illini Service is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak Illini Service tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, Amtrak Illini Service serves 27 routes, connecting 9 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Amtrak Illini Service runs an average of 11 trips per day and 306 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $9.49 to $52.86 based on a variety of factors.

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Amtrak Illini Service train Coverage

Daily Trips11
stations9
cities9
countries1

Amtrak Illini Service train amenities

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

Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak Illini Service

Overall review score for Amtrak Illini Service
4.4
Based on 30 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Timeliness
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
3.9
Condition
4.5
Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak Illini Service
Steve
5.0
May 18, 2020Business
Pros
On time
Cons
Fabulous
Tips
Beats driving
Beatrice
5.0
March 4, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Friendly staff, ensuring people got off at their appropriate stop by doing headcount.
Thomas
4.0
March 1, 2020
Pros
No delays. We might even have been a bit early.
Cons
The train was completely full. Apparently they did not have as many cars as usual.
Tips
If you have a coach seat, get there early. There can be a long line.
Tara
4.0
February 29, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Very comfortable
Cons
The only problem I had was conductor could definitely be more helpful with us older people.
Celestine
3.0
January 25, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Comfortable seating
Cons
Did not know I couldn't check big luggage in from Champaign to Homewood because it does not state that on the ticket. Also, trying to fit a larger luggage in the crammed space when first getting on and off the train is a small congested area and not convenient. Also,...More
Tips
Advise other travelers to keep their cell phone conversation to themselves. There was a passenger who was talking loud and crazy to his girlfriend for over 45 minutes and it was very annoying.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Amtrak Illini Service trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Illini Service offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Illini Service 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 Illini Service 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 Illini Service 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 Illini Service 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 Illini Service's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Illini Service has 11 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 Illini Service 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 Illini Service 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.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Illini Service trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Illini Service 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 Illini Service 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 Illini Service ticket?

Amtrak Illini Service 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 Illini Service offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Illini Service 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 Illini Service 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.

Amtrak Illini Service serves travelers in United States with train service to 9 destinations. These are the most popular Amtrak Illini Service schedules and routes.

Chicago to Rantoul
Daily Trips1
Price$18.98
Chicago to Kankakee
Daily Trips1
Price$10.84
Champaign to Carbondale
Daily Trips1
Price$24.40
Chicago to Champaign
Daily Trips1
Price$18.98
Chicago to Centralia
Daily Trips1
Price$39.31

Cheap Amtrak Illini Service ticket deals users recently found on Wanderu.

With 11 Amtrak Illini Service trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Illini Service tickets start at just $9.49. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

Chicago to Rantoul
Travel DateTue Jun 9
Price$18.98
Champaign to Effingham
Travel DateThu Jun 4
Price$11.52
Chicago to Effingham
Travel DateThu Jun 4
Price$29.82
Champaign to Carbondale
Travel DateFri Jun 12
Price$24.40
Kankakee to Chicago
Travel DateThu Jun 4
Price$10.84