Cheap train tickets from Chicago to Champaign

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How much are train tickets from Chicago to Champaign?

Lowest Price$18.52
Fastest2h 10m
Daily Schedules2
train companies3
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Overall score for Chicago to Champaign
4.9
Based on 10 reviews
Amtrak City of New Orleans
5.0
Based on 2 reviews
Based on 2 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak City of New Orleans report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
2.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
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Alita
5.0
May 25, 2019Vacation
Pros
It was comfortable
Amtrak Illini Service
4.7
Based on 3 reviews
Based on 3 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Illini Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.7
Value
4.3
Condition
4.7
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Rebecca
5.0
September 18, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Nice ride. Caught a nap. Very nice
Cons
Stay on schedule schedule more iften
Amtrak Saluki
5.0
Based on 5 reviews
Based on 5 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Saluki report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.6
Value
4.4
Condition
5.0
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Beverly
5.0
October 16, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Every thing
Cons
Everything perfect
Adolfo
5.0
October 11, 2019Business
Pros
It was comfortable and relax
Tips
Book early
Paul
5.0
July 26, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It was as comfortable as a first class airplane
Holly
5.0
July 17, 2019Solo travel
Pros
comfort of train, charging outlet, WIFI, announcements of where we were, explanation for initial delay
Michael
5.0
June 6, 2019Business
Pros
Relaxing and on time!
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Great value!

How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Champaign?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to Champaign is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Chicago to Champaign was $21.16. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 27 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $12.83 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train trip from Chicago to Champaign? What is the distance between Chicago to Champaign?

The distance between Chicago to Champaign is 125.93 miles or 202.61 km. A train trip from Chicago to Champaign typically takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to get to Champaign faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Illini Service. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 2 hours and 10 minutes to get from Chicago to Champaign.

Getting to Champaign from Chicago by train typically takes under three hours. A day trip to Champaign from Chicago is fairly easy to do with plenty of time to see the sights in Champaign and still get back at a reasonable time in the evening.

On Tuesday trains from Chicago to Champaign are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Illini Service has the most frequent connections between Chicago to Champaign

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Champaign. On the route to Champaign 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Illini Service offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Champaign, usually offering one departure per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to Champaign, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Chicago to Champaign, which start at $23.82.

Here are the 3 train companies that operate from Chicago to Champaign

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Amtrak City of New Orleans train tickets from Chicago to Champaign start from $18.52, and on average cost $33.13. Daily there are 1 Amtrak City of New Orleans schedules to Champaign. Amtrak City of New Orleans in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Champaign trains arrive at Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave,

From Chicago to Champaign train travel on Amtrak City of New Orleans takes 2 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to Champaign faster, Amtrak City of New Orleans offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 10 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Champaign on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak City of New Orleans scheduled trip per day, which will cost $40.53 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 25m
Avg. Price
$33.13

Amtrak Illini Service

Amtrak Illini Service train tickets from Chicago to Champaign start from $18.52, and on average cost $25.72. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Illini Service schedules to Champaign. Amtrak Illini Service in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Champaign trains arrive at Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave,

From Chicago to Champaign train travel on Amtrak Illini Service takes 2 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Champaign faster, Amtrak Illini Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 10 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Champaign on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Illini Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost $31.48 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 11m
Avg. Price
$25.72

Amtrak Saluki

Amtrak Saluki train tickets from Chicago to Champaign start from $18.52, and on average cost $23.67. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Saluki schedules to Champaign. Amtrak Saluki in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Champaign trains arrive at Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave,

From Chicago to Champaign train travel on Amtrak Saluki takes 2 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Champaign faster, Amtrak Saluki offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 10 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Champaign on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Saluki scheduled trip per day, which will cost $25.93 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 11m
Avg. Price
$23.67

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Champaign. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Chicago are:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Champaign from Chicago. These are the busiest arriving stations in Champaign:
  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave