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Trains from Galesburg to Naperville

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Galesburg - Naperville Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Galesburg to Naperville. Traveling by train from Galesburg to Naperville usually takes around 2 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Carl Sandburg train can make the trip in 2 hours and 8 minutes.

Distance128 mi (206 km)
Fastest train2h 8m
Lowest price$23.47
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carl Sandburg
Train lines3

What is the price of a train ticket from Galesburg to Naperville?

In the last month, $27.13 was the average price of a train ticket from Galesburg to Naperville. 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 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $32.29 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$98$65$33JulJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Galesburg to Naperville will vary between C$23 and C$98. Planning a train trip to Naperville within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Galesburg over the next 7 days is C$26. 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

$65$52$39$26$13ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Galesburg to Naperville by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$23 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Galesburg to Naperville in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$39 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

$65$52$39$26$133020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 24 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Naperville from Galesburg will be about C$32.29 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Galesburg to Naperville?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carl Sandburg12h 9m$24.97
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr12h 10m$34.20
Amtrak Southwest Chief12h 12m$44.86
  • Amtrak Carl Sandburg

    Amtrak Carl Sandburg

    Amtrak Carl Sandburg train tickets from Galesburg to Naperville start from $23, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carl Sandburg schedules to Naperville. Amtrak Carl Sandburg in Galesburg leaves from 225 S Seminary St . And in Naperville trains arrive at 105 E Fourth Ave .

    From Galesburg to Naperville train travel on Amtrak Carl Sandburg takes 2 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to get to Naperville faster, Amtrak Carl Sandburg offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 8 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Naperville on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carl Sandburg scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Galesburg.

  • Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

    Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

    The Illinois Zephyr is a passenger train operated by Amtrak, running between Quincy and Chicago. Taking the train from Galesburg to Naperville is a comfortable option, and tickets on this route cost on average. The Illinois Zephyr and its sister train, the Carl Sandburg, serve one of Amtrak's most popular lines. The train features amenities such as airline-style coach seating, a cafe on board, power outlets, restrooms, and Wi-Fi.

  • Amtrak Southwest Chief

    Amtrak Southwest Chief

    The Southwest Chief is a passenger train operated by America’s largest train service, Amtrak. The full route travels over 2,200 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, which takes over 43 hours. The train covers the stretch from Galesburg to Naperville in about 2 hours and 12 minutes. In addition to standard Coach Class seats, the Southwest Chief offers several sleeper cabin options on longer journeys. Amtrak’s Southwest Chief is consistently ranked as one of the most scenic train routes in America, thanks to the stunning views of the Painted Desert, the Red Cliffs of Sedona, and the Grand Canyon you’ll see from your train window.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Galesburg to Naperville 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 Galesburg to Naperville?

The distance between Galesburg and Naperville is approximately 128 miles, or 206 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 8 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Galesburg to Naperville on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Friday. Friday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Galesburg at 7:00am 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 Galesburg to Naperville?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Galesburg to Naperville.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Naperville to Galesburg.

City Information

Galesburg

Galesburg is best known as the birthplace of writer and poet Carl Sandburg, with the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site erected in his honor. If you love the look of Carl’s boyhood cottage, you can stay in a historic home of your own – several, including the Great House of Galesburg, have been converted into charming bed-and-breakfasts across town.

Galesburg is also known for its historic involvement in the local railroad system, notably connecting Illinois’ largest (at the time) cities, Chicago and Quincy. In fact, the Galesburg Railroad Museum functions solely to preserve and share the history of the railroad industry in Galesburg and Western Illinois. The city even holds an annual festival, the Galesburg Railroad Days, complete with rides, live music, and open-air markets to celebrate the city’s railroad roots. And it’s not just literal railroads– Galesburg was originally founded by abolitionists and became a critical stop to freedom in the Underground Railroad.

Galesburg remains a major railway hub, acting as one of the stops for some of Amtrak’s most popular lines. The Carl Sandburg, Illinois Zephyr, and Southwest Chief all operate daily to connect Galesburg west to Chicago. Meanwhile, the California Zephyr reaches all the way to Los Angeles. Galesburg also has two main bus stations for Greyhound and Burlington Trailways. These carriers provide coverage to Denver, St. Louis, and Moline, which has the closest airport to Galesburg, Quad Cities Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Galesburg?

Main departure station: 225 S Seminary St

There is one train station in Galesburg.

All train stations in Galesburg:

  • 225 S Seminary St

Where is the train station in Naperville?

Main arrival station: 105 E Fourth Ave

Naperville has one train station.

Train stations in Naperville:

  • 105 E Fourth Ave

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