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Champaign-Lafayette Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Champaign to Lafayette. Traveling by train from Champaign to Lafayette usually takes around 12 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 10 hours and 28 minutes.

Distance75 mi (121 km)
Fastest train10h 28m
Lowest price$47.49
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Champaign to Lafayette?

In the last month, C$47.49 was the average price of a train ticket from Champaign, IL to Lafayette, IN. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 3 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$42.62 more than that for a same-day booking.

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 3 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Lafayette from Champaign will be about C$42.62 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Champaign to Lafayette?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Champaign, Illinois to Lafayette, Indiana. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak212h 30m$57.39
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Champaign to Lafayette every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $47.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Champaign and Lafayette is approximately 75 miles, or 121 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 28 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 Lafayette are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Sunday 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 6:00am. 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 Lafayette?

Trains leave the station in Champaign twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Lafayette to Champaign. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Champaign to Lafayette for $56.02.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Champaign?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Champaign.

Where is the train station in Lafayette?

Arrival stations

Lafayette has one train station.

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