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What train companies travel to Galesburg, Illinois?

Located in Illinois, Galesburg is accessible by train from 51 other cities. You can choose from 107 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Galesburg on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

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Train companies serving Galesburg

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Southwest Chief248h 50m$109.52
Amtrak California Zephyr205h 39m$153.65
Amtrak1620h 56m$214.75
Amtrak Carl Sandburg91h 58m$25.29
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr91h 57m$29.81
  • Amtrak Southwest Chief

    Amtrak Southwest Chief

    The Southwest Chief is a passenger train operated by America’s largest train service, Amtrak. The full route travels over 2,200 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, which takes over 43 hours. In addition to standard Coach Class seats, the Southwest Chief offers several sleeper cabin options on longer journeys. Amtrak’s Southwest Chief is consistently ranked as one of the most scenic train routes in America, thanks to the stunning views of the Painted Desert, the Red Cliffs of Sedona, and the Grand Canyon you’ll see from your train window.

  • Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak’s California Zephyr travels over 2,400 miles to connect Chicago to the San Francisco area. The full journey takes over 50 hours, so many passengers upgrade to a sleeper cabin for added privacy and comfort. The Zephyr is one of Amtrak’s most scenic routes, and the sightseer lounge’s panoramic windows offer the best views of the Rockies, the Sierra Nevadas, and the Great Salt Lake along the route.

  • Amtrak


    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

  • Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

    Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

    The Illinois Zephyr is a passenger train operated by Amtrak, running between Quincy and Chicago. The Illinois Zephyr and its sister train, the Carl Sandburg, serve one of Amtrak's most popular lines. The train features amenities such as airline-style coach seating, a cafe on board, power outlets, restrooms, and Wi-Fi.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Galesburg?

$7.17 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Galesburg, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Galesburg. In the last month, trains from Kewanee to Galesburg had the lowest average price at $7.17.

Where is the train station in Galesburg, IL?

The main train station in Galesburg is 225 S Seminary St. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Galesburg.

Which train service has the best service to Galesburg?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Galesburg by train with Amtrak Carl Sandburg giving them a 5 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Carl Sandburg had the most comfortable train service to Galesburg taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Carl Sandburg offers. They rate Amtrak Carl Sandburg a 4.7 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Galesburg punctually travelers suggest that Amtrak Carl Sandburg has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Galesburg, rating them a 4.7 based on their on time arrivals.

Is Galesburg a popular train travel destination?

Galesburg ranks number 9 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 248 in United States. Galesburg has the second most number of destinations in Illinois that are connected to Galesburg by train service. Each day 62 direct train schedules arrive in the Galesburg.

What is the population of Galesburg?

The population of Galesburg is 31273. Galesburg ranks number 13 in terms of population in Illinois and number 412 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to Galesburg cost?

Train tickets to Galesburg range from $7 for a short trip to Galesburg, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Galesburg starts at , and a longer trip by train to Galesburg can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $18 .

What type of traveler does Galesburg attract?

People who take the train to Galesburg are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Galesburg easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Galesburg?

The closest train station to the city center of Galesburg is 225 S Seminary St, located just 0.4 miles away. Select 225 S Seminary St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Galesburg. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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