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About Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

Amtrak Illinois Zephyr is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak Illinois Zephyr tickets by searching Overall, Amtrak Illinois Zephyr serves 40 routes, connecting 10 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Amtrak Illinois Zephyr runs an average of 21 trips per day and 289 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $5.34 to $74.78 based on a variety of factors.


Amtrak Illinois Zephyr train coverage

Daily Trips21

Amtrak Illinois Zephyr train amenities

Amtrak Illinois Zephyr
Air conditioningAir conditioning
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet

Amtrak Illinois Zephyr reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Illinois Zephyr
Based on 19 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr reviews from Wanderu customers
August 20, 2020Regular commuter
I love the journey I love the journey
I advise other travelers to made their next journey with this I advise other travelers to made their next journey with this
November 28, 2019Visiting family
So much more relaxing than driving in city trafficSo much more relaxing than driving in city traffic
Can't think of any needed improvmentsCan't think of any needed improvments
Katherine J
November 24, 2019Visiting family
Smooth, direct and comfortable.Smooth, direct and comfortable.
The train was 1 hour late for trip into Chicago. Heard it was engine problem😳The train was 1 hour late for trip into Chicago. Heard it was engine problem😳
Dress warm Incase train is late as the depot was not open.Dress warm Incase train is late as the depot was not open.
November 2, 2019Visiting family
The train was full and I had to stand up the whole way. I had three small children. There was an empty car but we were told that it was not in service.The train was full and I had to stand up the whole way. I had three small children. There was an empty car but we were told that it was not in service.
Enough seating for everyone.Enough seating for everyone.
Be prepared to possibly stand.Be prepared to possibly stand.
October 7, 2019Visiting family
Close to home.Close to home.
Be on time. Be on time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Amtrak Illinois Zephyr trains have WiFi?

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

On a typical day, Amtrak Illinois Zephyr has 21 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 Illinois Zephyr 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 Illinois Zephyr 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 Illinois Zephyr trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Illinois Zephyr 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 Illinois Zephyr 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 Illinois Zephyr ticket?

Amtrak Illinois Zephyr 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 Illinois Zephyr offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Illinois Zephyr 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 Illinois Zephyr 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 Illinois Zephyr tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 21 Amtrak Illinois Zephyr trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Illinois Zephyr tickets start at just $5.34. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

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