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Champaign-Homewood Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Champaign to Homewood. Traveling by train from Champaign to Homewood usually takes around 2 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Saluki train can make the trip in one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance104 mi (167 km)
Fastest train1h 30m
Lowest price$16.95
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Champaign, IL to Homewood, IL

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




October 14, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Saluki

Pros: Very comfortable. Cons: More help with the luggage for the elderly. Tips: Nonr.

Pros: Very comfortable. Cons: More help with the luggage for the elderly. Tips: Nonr.

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

In the last month, C$17.44 was the average price of a train ticket from Champaign, IL to Homewood, 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 7 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$1.70 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Champaign to Homewood will vary between C$17 and C$24. Planning a train trip to Homewood within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Champaign over the next 7 days is C$17. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Champaign to Homewood by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$17 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Champaign to Homewood in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$22 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 7 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Homewood from Champaign will be about C$1.70 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Champaign to Homewood?

There are 3 train lines with service from Champaign, Illinois to Homewood, Illinois. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak22h 46m$18.33
Amtrak City of New Orleans11h 31m$20.59
Amtrak Saluki11h 30m$17.47
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Champaign to Homewood every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $17.


Frequently Asked Questions

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

Can you take a train all the way from Champaign to Homewood?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Champaign to Homewood. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Champaign to Homewood?

The distance between Champaign and Homewood is approximately 104 miles, or 167 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 30 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 Homewood are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Saturday 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 Homewood?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Homewood. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Champaign?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Champaign.

Where is the train station in Homewood?

Arrival stations

Homewood has one train station.

Need a return trip from Homewood to Champaign?

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