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Champaign-Effingham Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Champaign to Effingham. Traveling by train from Champaign to Effingham usually takes around one hour and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak City of New Orleans train can make the trip in one hour and 2 minutes.

Distance71 mi (114 km)
Fastest train1h 2m
Lowest price$10.29
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Illini Service
Train lines2

Price trends for trains from Champaign to Effingham

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$30$24$18$12$63020100

Which train should you take from Champaign to Effingham?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans11h 3m$11.30
Amtrak Illini Service11h 5m$10.29

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Champaign to Effingham 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.

How long is the train journey from Champaign to Effingham?

The distance between Champaign and Effingham is approximately 71 miles, or 114 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 2 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 Champaign to Effingham are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Friday 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 6:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Effingham?

Trains leave the station in Champaign 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 Champaign. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Champaign to Effingham for $50.86.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Champaign?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Champaign.

Where is the train station in Effingham?

Arrival stations

Effingham has one train station.

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