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Champaign-Rantoul Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Champaign to Rantoul. Traveling by train from Champaign to Rantoul usually takes around 13 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance14 mi (23 km)
Fastest train0h 13m
Lowest price$3.63
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Saluki
Train lines1

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Which train should you take from Champaign to Rantoul?

Amtrak Saluki is the one and only train line which connects Champaign, Illinois to Rantoul, Illinois. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Saluki10h 14m$4.76

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Champaign and Rantoul is approximately 14 miles, or 23 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Rantoul.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Champaign to Rantoul 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 Saturday 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 Champaign at 10:00am and arrives in Rantoul within the hour.

Is there a direct train from Champaign to Rantoul?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Rantoul 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 Rantoul to Champaign. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Champaign to Rantoul for $77.38.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Champaign?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Champaign.

Where is the train station in Rantoul?

Arrival stations

Rantoul has one train station.

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