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About Amtrak Saluki

Amtrak Saluki is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak Saluki tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, Amtrak Saluki serves 55 routes, connecting 11 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Amtrak Saluki runs an average of 20 trips per day and 281 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $3.77 to $64.04 based on a variety of factors.

Contact Amtrak Saluki

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

Amtrak Saluki Amenities

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

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Amtrak Saluki train coverage

Daily Trips20
stations11
cities11
countries1

What travelers are saying about Amtrak Saluki

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

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 31 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 52 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 62 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 72 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 66 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 69 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 72 reviews

Amtrak Saluki reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Saluki

(Based on 81 reviews)

4.7
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.4

Timeliness

4.3

Staff

4.3

Value

4.3

Condition

4.5

Amtrak Saluki passenger reviews

5.0

Kevin

December 25, 2021- Couples trip

Champaign to Chicago

Pros: Our trip was very nice. Cons: Leaving Chicago, our experience in the departure was lacking. The room was packed, and to our hearing there was NO effort to call for any early boarding. I am older and have some mobility issues. On the way up from Champaign, there w...

Pros: Our trip was very nice. Cons: Leaving Chicago, our experience in the departure was lacking. The room was packed, and to our hearing there was NO effort to call for any early boarding. I am older and have some mobility issues. On the way up from Champaign, there was a clear call for early boarding, and I was able to secure a seat on the lower level. I have a truly hard time with the stairs on the 2-story cars. Tips: Overall, our trip went smoothly.

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4.0

Agnieszka

December 23, 2021- Vacation

Chicago to Carbondale

Pros: I like my spacious seat. Cons: Safety could be better. I was seating dowstairs. Here I saw guy, that was touching himself. I saw other man sleeping on a floor. I had to change place where I sat. Tips: Do not take sit downstairs.

Pros: I like my spacious seat. Cons: Safety could be better. I was seating dowstairs. Here I saw guy, that was touching himself. I saw other man sleeping on a floor. I had to change place where I sat. Tips: Do not take sit downstairs.

5.0

Quinn

December 13, 2021- Couples trip

Champaign to Chicago

Pros: The staff was informative of where each stop was and what time arrivals would be. Cons: Keeping the train on schedule. It was late for pick up/drop off.

Pros: The staff was informative of where each stop was and what time arrivals would be. Cons: Keeping the train on schedule. It was late for pick up/drop off.

5.0

Joshua

December 13, 2021- Solo travel

Chicago to Carbondale

Pros: Was left alone to relax and enjoy my trip. Cons: No need for the masks.

Pros: Was left alone to relax and enjoy my trip. Cons: No need for the masks.

5.0

Steven

December 3, 2021- Solo travel

Champaign to Chicago

Pros: Happy. Cons: Time.

Pros: Happy. Cons: Time.

Amtrak Saluki Routes & Network

Amtrak Saluki’s train network features 55 train routes that connect 11 cities serving 11 stations. On average, Amtrak Saluki performs about 20 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Saluki offers the highest number of daily train service include Centralia and Chicago.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Saluki

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Chicago121:30 pm5:44 pm
Champaign61:30 pm3:31 pm
Carbondale32:15 pm6:16 pm
Mattoon31:30 pm4:25 pm
Kankakee21:30 pm4:27 pm
Homewood91:30 pm5:15 pm
Effingham32:15 pm4:25 pm
Centralia31:30 pm4:25 pm
Du Quoin21:30 pm6:16 pm

Top States Served by Amtrak Saluki

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
Illinois10661Chicago

Most popular Amtrak Saluki routes

The train from Centralia to Chicago is Amtrak Saluki’s most popular route. Trips from Champaign to Chicago and Homewood to Champaign are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Saluki routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Centralia to Chicago14h 37m$45
Champaign to Chicago12h 46m$21
Homewood to Champaign11h 26m$21
Rantoul to Chicago12h 33m$21
Carbondale to Chicago15h 30m$49
Effingham to Chicago13h 53m$34
Kankakee to Chicago11h 45m$10
Mattoon to Chicago13h 29m$28
Carbondale to Champaign12h 44m$29

Amtrak Saluki Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Saluki 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 Saluki 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 Saluki Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Saluki trains have WiFi?

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

On a typical day, Amtrak Saluki 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 Saluki 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 Saluki 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 Saluki’s COVID-19 policies?

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

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Saluki trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Saluki 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 Saluki 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 Saluki ticket?

Amtrak Saluki 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 Saluki offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Saluki 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 Saluki 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 Saluki tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 20 Amtrak Saluki trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Saluki tickets start at just $3.77. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Amtrak Saluki tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Amtrak Saluki tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Amtrak Saluki 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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