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Champaign - Mattoon Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Champaign to Mattoon. Traveling by train from Champaign to Mattoon usually takes around one hour and 13 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak City of New Orleans train can make the trip in 37 minutes.

Distance44 mi (71 km)
Fastest train0h 37m
Lowest price$4.49
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Illini Service
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Champaign to Mattoon

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.3

5.0

Aniya

February 13, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Illini Service

Pros: Everything. Cons: The train need to arrive on time. Tips: No.

Pros: Everything. Cons: The train need to arrive on time. Tips: No.

4.0

Ronald

December 29, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Illini Service

Pros: It was a first time trip with my two youngest granddaughters. My dad worked for the railroad so I rode the Amtrak a lot when I was a growing up! Cons: We were sent upstairs and I have a bad knee so it was scar to go up and down those steps!! Tips: Don’t hog up al...

Pros: It was a first time trip with my two youngest granddaughters. My dad worked for the railroad so I rode the Amtrak a lot when I was a growing up! Cons: We were sent upstairs and I have a bad knee so it was scar to go up and down those steps!! Tips: Don’t hog up all the seats and make the old lady with the young children have to tackle the stairs.

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

In the last month, $4.49 was the average price of a train ticket from Champaign to Mattoon. 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 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $14.32 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Champaign to Mattoon by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$5 whenever you decide to board the train to Mattoon.

Which train should you take from Champaign to Mattoon?

There are 3 train lines with service from Champaign to Mattoon. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak15h 44m$30.13
Amtrak City of New Orleans10h 37m$7.76
Amtrak Illini Service10h 40m$8.98
  • Amtrak

    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 Champaign to Mattoon every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $12.

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  • Amtrak City of New Orleans

    Amtrak City of New Orleans

    The City of New Orleans is an Amtrak route that runs daily trains from Chicago to New Orleans and vice versa. The City of New Orleans includes a sightseer lounge with panoramic windows for the best views of the five states along the route. Affordable Coach seats cost about for a trip from Champaign to Mattoon. However, the City of New Orleans also offers private roomettes and bedrooms for added comfort and luxury (and a higher price). Passengers who book sleeper accommodations will enjoy included meals, and all passengers can stop into the cafe car to purchase meals and snacks.

  • Amtrak Illini Service

    Amtrak Illini Service

    Since 1973, Amtrak's Illini Service has provided reliable train transportation to 11 Illinois cities. The Illini operates as an evening commuter train from Chicago to Carbondale, while its sister train, the Amtrak Saluki, runs the morning route. Commuters rely on this service as a safe and convenient transportation option every day. Each train offers WiFi and power outlets, plus a cafe car and business class seating. Illini trains meet the highest federal standard for reducing emissions, with up to 90% less greenhouse gas emissions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Champaign to Mattoon 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 Mattoon?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Champaign to Mattoon. 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 Mattoon?

The distance between Champaign and Mattoon is approximately 44 miles, or 71 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 37 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Mattoon.

When are trains the most crowded?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Champaign to Mattoon. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Champaign at 1:00pm 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 Mattoon?

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 Mattoon 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 Mattoon to Champaign.

City Information

Champaign

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A significant hub for the Silicone Prairie, Champaign is a stunning city with many exciting landmarks to visit. The downtown area of Champaign is perhaps its busiest area, with over 40 different bars, art galleries, and boutique shops for you to enjoy. To enjoy arthouse films or independent productions, head over to the Art Theater, which also hosts special screenings. The campustown area near the University of Illinois hosts not only cheap eateries but also fine dining spots. The area tends to get crowded at night since students will be out on the street to enjoy the hopping nightlife.

As a busy college town, Champaign naturally has a very vibrant food scene with many excellent dining options. Radio Maria is a unique Spanish establishment with very colorful Spanish decorations and amazing tapas dishes. Those who want something more exotic and exciting could check out DESTIHL, which offers unique home-cooked dishes and great artisan beers.

The Illinois Terminal is Champaign's primary bus and train station, served by Amtrak, Burlington Trailways, Jefferson Lines, Peoria Charter, and Greyhound. From Champaign, you can continue your journey and visit some of the other top destinations in Illinois.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Champaign?

Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave  - CHMAMT-0

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Departure stations

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All train stations in Champaign:

  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

  • W Sangamon and N Kentucky Aves

  • City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

  • Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir

  • 225 S Seminary St

Where is the train station in Mattoon?

Arrival stations

Mattoon has one train station.

Train stations in Mattoon:

  • 1718 Broadway Ave

Need a return trip from Mattoon to Champaign?

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