COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Search & book Amtrak Illini Service tickets

Official Amtrak Illini Service partner

Wanderu is an official partner of Amtrak Illini Service

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel in North America and Europe. We partner with more than 300 bus & train companies around the world to help you search, compare, and find the best travel deals all in one place.

No Wanderu FeesWe never add any extra fees. We just make it easy to book your travels.

About Amtrak Illini Service

Amtrak Illini Service is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak Illini Service tickets by searching Overall, Amtrak Illini Service serves 18 routes, connecting 6 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Amtrak Illini Service runs an average of 14 trips per day and 192 trips per month. These train trips range in price from £1.96 to £69.83 based on a variety of factors.


Amtrak Illini Service train coverage

Daily Trips14

Amtrak Illini Service train amenities

Amtrak Illini Service
Air conditioningAir conditioning
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power pointPower point

Amtrak Illini Service reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Illini Service
Based on 31 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Amtrak Illini Service reviews from Wanderu customers
4 August 2020Business
Finally made it to Chicago
The train was more than 1 1/2 hours late. No status was provided by the station personnel. Another passenger checked online to find out where the train was and updated other passengers. We missed an important doctor’s appointment because the train was late!!! There ...More
Would warn others about scheduling a trip on this train!
18 May 2020Business
On time
Beats driving
4 March 2020Solo travel
Friendly staff, ensuring people got off at their appropriate stop by doing headcount.
1 March 2020
No delays. We might even have been a bit early.
The train was completely full. Apparently they did not have as many cars as usual.
If you have a coach seat, get there early. There can be a long line.
29 February 2020Solo travel
Very comfortable
The only problem I had was conductor could definitely be more helpful with us older people.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Amtrak Illini Service trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Illini Service offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Illini Service will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Illini Service WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power points or USB points on the train?

Yes, there are power points onboard Amtrak Illini Service trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbour might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power points, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power point USB converter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Amtrak Illini Service might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Amtrak Illini Service's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Illini Service has 14 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Amtrak Illini Service does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the train?

Yes, Amtrak Illini Service requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Are there toilets on Amtrak Illini Service trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Illini Service trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or drinks offered during the trip?

Amtrak Illini Service provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Illini Service ticket?

Amtrak Illini Service does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does Amtrak Illini Service offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Illini Service goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Illini Service offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Amtrak Illini Service tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 14 Amtrak Illini Service trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Illini Service tickets start at just £1.96. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

Mattoon to Effingham
Travel DateSun 6 Dec
Chicago to Carbondale
Travel DateWed 2 Dec
Champaign to Carbondale
Travel DateWed 2 Dec
Effingham to Carbondale
Travel DateWed 2 Dec
Centralia to Du Quoin
Travel DateSat 5 Dec