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Kankakee - Effingham Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Kankakee to Effingham. Traveling by train from Kankakee to Effingham usually takes around 2 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Saluki train can make the trip in 2 hours and 6 minutes.

Distance143 mi (230 km)
Fastest train2h 6m
Lowest price$24.24
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak City of New Orleans
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Kankakee, IL to Effingham, IL

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




August 17, 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak Illini Service

Pros: It was relaxing. Cons: Nothing everything was fine.

Pros: It was relaxing. Cons: Nothing everything was fine.

Which train should you take from Kankakee to Effingham?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans12h 13m$26.79
Amtrak Illini Service12h 7m$24.24
Amtrak Saluki12h 6m$24.24

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Kankakee and Effingham is approximately 143 miles, or 230 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 6 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?

Trains from Kankakee to Effingham are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Thursday 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 Effingham?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Effingham to Kankakee. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Kankakee to Effingham for $49.75.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Kankakee?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Kankakee.

Where is the train station in Effingham?

Arrival stations

Effingham has one train station.

Need a return trip from Effingham to Kankakee?

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