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Trains from Homewood to Carbondale

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Homewood - Carbondale Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Homewood to Carbondale. Traveling by train from Homewood to Carbondale usually takes around 4 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak City of New Orleans train can make the trip in 4 hours and 27 minutes.

Distance277 mi (446 km)
Fastest train4h 27m
Lowest price$39.75
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Illini Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Homewood to Carbondale

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

John

April 13, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Illini Service

Pros: Not too crowded. Cons: No more masked. End this joke. Tips: No.

Pros: Not too crowded. Cons: No more masked. End this joke. Tips: No.

5.0

Gary

September 25, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Saluki

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What is the price of a train ticket from Homewood to Carbondale?

In the last month, $45.25 was the average price of a train ticket from Homewood to Carbondale. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $23.14 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$77$51$26MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Homewood to Carbondale will vary between C$45 and C$68. Planning a train trip to Carbondale within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Homewood over the next 7 days is C$45. 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

$64$51$38$26$13JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Homewood to Carbondale by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$42 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Homewood to Carbondale in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$51 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

$96$77$58$38$193020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Carbondale from Homewood will be about C$23.14 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Homewood to Carbondale?

2 train services operate from Homewood to Carbondale. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans14h 27m$49.34
Amtrak Illini Service14h 49m$53.61
  • 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 Homewood to Carbondale. 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 Homewood to Carbondale 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 Homewood to Carbondale?

The distance between Homewood and Carbondale is approximately 277 miles, or 446 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 27 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 Homewood to Carbondale are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Monday 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 Homewood at 4:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 Homewood to Carbondale?

Trains leave the station in Homewood twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Carbondale 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 Carbondale to Homewood.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Homewood?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Homewood.

All train stations in Homewood:

  • 18015 Park Ave

Where is the train station in Carbondale?

Arrival stations

Carbondale has one train station.

Train stations in Carbondale:

  • 401 S Illinois Ave

Need a return trip from Carbondale to Homewood?

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