Cheap train tickets from Carbondale, IL to Effingham

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How much are train tickets from Carbondale, IL to Effingham?

Lowest Price$20.91
Fastest1h 37m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Carbondale, IL to Effingham?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Carbondale to Effingham is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Carbondale to Effingham was $20.91. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Carbondale, IL to Effingham?

The distance between Carbondale and Effingham is approximately 102.96 miles, or 165.66 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 1 hour and 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 37 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Carbondale to Effingham?

On Monday trains from Carbondale to Effingham are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Carbondale to Effingham?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Effingham. On the route to Effingham 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Illini Service offers the most scheduled departures between Carbondale to Effingham, usually offering one departure per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to Effingham, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Carbondale, IL to Effingham, which start at $28.75.

Here are the 3 train companies that operate from Carbondale to Effingham

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Amtrak City of New Orleans train tickets from Carbondale to Effingham start from $20.91, and on average cost $23.30. Daily there are 1 Amtrak City of New Orleans schedules to Effingham. Amtrak City of New Orleans in Carbondale leaves from 401 S Illinois Ave, And in Effingham trains arrive at 401 W National Ave,

From Carbondale to Effingham train travel on Amtrak City of New Orleans takes 1 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Effingham faster, Amtrak City of New Orleans offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 37 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Effingham on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak City of New Orleans scheduled trip per day, which will cost $28.09 for a one-way weekend reservation from Carbondale.

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Avg. Time
1h 41m
Avg. Price
$23.30

Amtrak Illini Service

Amtrak Illini Service train tickets from Carbondale to Effingham start from $16.99, and on average cost $21.19. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Illini Service schedules to Effingham. Amtrak Illini Service in Carbondale leaves from 401 S Illinois Ave, And in Effingham trains arrive at 401 W National Ave,

From Carbondale to Effingham train travel on Amtrak Illini Service takes 1 hours and 38 minutes. If you are looking to get to Effingham faster, Amtrak Illini Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 37 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Effingham on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Illini Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost $24.17 for a one-way weekend reservation from Carbondale.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 38m
Avg. Price
$21.19

Amtrak Saluki

Amtrak Saluki train tickets from Carbondale to Effingham start from $16.99, and on average cost $22.21. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Saluki schedules to Effingham. Amtrak Saluki in Carbondale leaves from 401 S Illinois Ave, And in Effingham trains arrive at 401 W National Ave,

From Carbondale to Effingham train travel on Amtrak Saluki takes 1 hours and 38 minutes. If you are looking to get to Effingham faster, Amtrak Saluki offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 37 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Effingham on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Saluki scheduled trip per day, which will cost $24.17 for a one-way weekend reservation from Carbondale.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 38m
Avg. Price
$22.21

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Carbondale on their way to Effingham:
  • 401 S Illinois Ave
There is one train station where trains from Carbondale arrive in Effingham:
  • 401 W National Ave