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Carbondale-Effingham Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Carbondale to Effingham?

Lowest Price$21.37
Fastest Train1h 37m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Carbondale to Effingham right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Carbondale to Effingham?

In the last month, $21.37 was the average price of a train ticket from Carbondale, IL to Effingham, IL. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Carbondale to Effingham?

The distance between Carbondale and Effingham is approximately 103 miles, or 166 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 37 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Carbondale to Effingham are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Carbondale at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Carbondale to Effingham?

Trains leave the station in Carbondale twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Effingham with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Effingham to Carbondale. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Carbondale to Effingham for $45.40.

Which train should you take from Carbondale to Effingham?

2 train services operate from Carbondale, Illinois to Effingham, Illinois. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans11h 40m$24.71
Amtrak Saluki11h 37m$21.37

Where is the train station in Carbondale?

There is one train station in Carbondale:

  • 401 S Illinois Ave

Where is the train station in Effingham?

Effingham has one train station:

  • 401 W National Ave

Price trends for trains from Carbondale to Effingham

Average prices by travel date

$40$27$13NovNov

Monthly average prices

$33$27$20$13$7FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$33$27$20$13$73020100

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