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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Centralia to Chicago?

Lowest price$36.38
Fastest train4h 37m
Trains per day1
Train lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Centralia to Chicago during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

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. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Centralia to Chicago every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from averageMinimumPrice.

What is the price of a train ticket from Centralia to Chicago?

In the last month, $36.90 was the average price of a train ticket from Centralia, IL to Chicago, IL. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $51.77 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Centralia to Chicago?

The distance between Centralia and Chicago is approximately 245 miles, or 394 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Centralia to Chicago 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Centralia at 4:00am and arrives in Chicago around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Centralia to Chicago?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Chicago with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Centralia.

Which train should you take from Centralia to Chicago?

There are 3 train lines with service from Centralia, Illinois to Chicago, Illinois. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak15h 6m$60.14
Amtrak City of New Orleans15h 5m$48.60
Amtrak Saluki14h 37m$48.95

Amtrak train tickets from Centralia to Chicago start from $36, and on average cost $60. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Centralia leaves from 110 South Oak St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St, From Centralia to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 5 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $63 for a one-way weekend reservation from Centralia.

Amtrak City of New Orleans train tickets from Centralia to Chicago start from $36, and on average cost $49. Daily there are 1 Amtrak City of New Orleans schedules to Chicago. Amtrak City of New Orleans in Centralia leaves from 110 South Oak St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St, From Centralia to Chicago train travel on Amtrak City of New Orleans takes 5 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak City of New Orleans offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak City of New Orleans scheduled trip per day, which will cost $36 for a one-way weekend reservation from Centralia.

Amtrak Saluki train tickets from Centralia to Chicago start from $36, and on average cost $49. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Saluki schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Saluki in Centralia leaves from 110 South Oak St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St, From Centralia to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Saluki takes 4 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Saluki scheduled trip per day, which will cost $54 for a one-way weekend reservation from Centralia.

Price trends for trains from Centralia to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$56$38$19AprApr

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$94$75$56$38$193020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Centralia, IL to Chicago, IL

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Caprice

August 14, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Illini Service

Pros: The quiet relaxing ride. Cons: The comfort of the seats. Tips: Enjoy. Pros: The quiet relaxing ride. Cons: The comfort of the seats. Tips: Enjoy.

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