Cheap Carbondale to Normal train tickets

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How much are Carbondale to Normal train tickets?

Lowest Price$43.59
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How to buy cheap train tickets from Carbondale to Normal ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Carbondale to Normal 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 Normal was $62.59. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 24 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $8.60 compared to a typical last-minute fare. 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 trip from Carbondale to Normal ? What is the distance between Carbondale to Normal ?

The distance between Carbondale to Normal is 193.05 miles or 310.60 km. A train trip from Carbondale to Normal typically takes 9 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to get to Normal faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 6 hours and 13 minutes to get from Carbondale to Normal.

Going from Carbondale to Normal by train takes over 9 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Monday trains from Carbondale to Normal 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 Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between Carbondale to Normal

Typically there are 8 schedules to compare for your trip to Normal. One train carrier operates regular service on the Carbondale to Normal route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Carbondale to Normal, usually offering 8 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Carbondale to Normal, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Carbondale to Normal, which start at $29.06.

One train carrier connects Carbondale to Normal

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Carbondale to Normal start from $43.59, and on average cost $67.81. Daily there are 8 Amtrak schedules to Normal. Amtrak in Carbondale leaves from 401 S Illinois Ave, And in Normal trains arrive at Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir,

From Carbondale to Normal train travel on Amtrak takes 9 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Normal faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 13 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $67.78 for a one-way train ticket to Normal.

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Avg. Time
9h 44m
Avg. Price
$67.81

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There is one train station from which trains depart Carbondale on their way to Normal. The busiest departure station in Carbondale serving this route is 401 S Illinois Ave.
  • 401 S Illinois Ave
There is one train station where trains arrive in Normal from Carbondale., The busiest departure station in Carbondale serving this route is Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir.
  • Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir