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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Kankakee to Champaign. Traveling by train from Kankakee to Champaign usually takes around one hour and 4 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Saluki train can make the trip in one hour,

Distance72 mi (116 km)
Fastest train1h 0m
Lowest price$11.33
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak City of New Orleans
Train lines3

What is the price of a train ticket from Kankakee to Champaign?

In the last month, C$11.33 was the average price of a train ticket from Kankakee, IL to Champaign, IL. 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 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$3.78 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Kankakee to Champaign 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$11 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Kankakee to Champaign in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$15 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

$31$25$19$13$63020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 12 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Champaign from Kankakee will be about C$3.78 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Kankakee to Champaign?

There are 3 train lines with service from Kankakee, Illinois to Champaign, Illinois. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans11h 6m$19.45
Amtrak Illini Service11h 3m$12.27
Amtrak Saluki11h 0m$11.33

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Kankakee and Champaign is approximately 72 miles, or 116 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour, As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Kankakee to Champaign are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Friday 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 Kankakee at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Kankakee to Champaign?

Trains leave the station in Kankakee twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Champaign 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 Champaign to Kankakee. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Kankakee to Champaign for $64.20.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Kankakee?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Kankakee.

Where is the train station in Champaign?

Arrival stations

Champaign has one train station.

Need a return trip from Champaign to Kankakee?

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