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Champaign-San Clemente Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Champaign to San Clemente?

Lowest price$289.76
Fastest train51h 0m
Trains per day3
Train lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Champaign to San Clemente 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Champaign to San Clemente?

In the last month, $427.71 was the average price of a train ticket from Champaign, IL to San Clemente, CA. Given how far apart Champaign and San Clemente are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. 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 Champaign to San Clemente?

The distance between Champaign and San Clemente is approximately 1682 miles, or 2707 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 53 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 51 hours and 7 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 Champaign to San Clemente are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Wednesday 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 Champaign at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00am. 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 Champaign to San Clemente?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Clemente to Champaign.

Which train should you take from Champaign to San Clemente?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Champaign, Illinois to San Clemente, California. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak32d 5h 3m$427.71

Amtrak train tickets from Champaign to San Clemente start from $290, and on average cost $428. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to San Clemente. Amtrak in Champaign leaves from Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave, And in San Clemente trains arrive at 615 Ave Victoria at San Clemente Pier, From Champaign to San Clemente train travel on Amtrak takes 53 hours and 3 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Clemente faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 51 hours and 0 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $428 for a one-way train ticket to San Clemente.

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