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Cheap train tickets from Chicago to Champaign

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How much are train tickets from Chicago to Champaign?

Lowest Price£6.86
Fastest Train2h 10m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines4
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Chicago to Champaign
4.8
Based on 18 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak City of New Orleans report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Alita
5.0
25 May 2019Vacation
Pros
It was comfortable

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Illini Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 63 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.3
Value
3.8
Condition
4.8
Beatrice
5.0
4 March 2020Solo travel
Pros
Friendly staff, ensuring people got off at their appropriate stop by doing headcount.
Thomas
4.0
1 March 2020
Pros
No delays. We might even have been a bit early.
Cons
The train was completely full. Apparently they did not have as many cars as usual.
Tips
If you have a coach seat, get there early. There can be a long line.
Janel
5.0
29 November 2019Vacation
Pros
The train was clean and free of liter. The staff were helpful and nice.
Cons
Help with lifting luggage on and off train
Tips
It was a great way to de- stress before starting vacation
Yi
4.0
28 November 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The train has a clean environment and the staff is friendly and helpful. Moreover, there is enough space for luggage/bags etc.
Cons
First of all, the train ran late for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Moreover, after the train entered Chicago downtown the speed significantly decreased.
Tips
Please be prepared for a delay. I heard from a friend that the train was delayed for more than 10 hours one time.
Michael
4.0
10 November 2019Business
Pros
Smooth quite quick
Cons
Some easy listening cabin music

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Saluki report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.6
Staff
4.7
Value
4.4
Condition
4.9
Beverly
5.0
16 October 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Every thing
Cons
Everything perfect
Adolfo
5.0
11 October 2019Business
Pros
It was comfortable and relax
Tips
Book early
Paul
5.0
26 July 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It was as comfortable as a first class airplane
Holly
5.0
17 July 2019Solo travel
Pros
comfort of train, charging outlet, WIFI, announcements of where we were, explanation for initial delay
Michael
5.0
6 June 2019Business
Pros
Relaxing and on time!
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Great value!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Champaign?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to Champaign is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Chicago to Champaign was £20.41. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £8.12 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Chicago to Champaign?

The distance between Chicago and Champaign is approximately 125.93 miles, or 202.61 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 3 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 10 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Chicago to Champaign?

On Tuesday trains from Chicago to Champaign are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Chicago to Champaign?

Typically there are 4 schedules to compare for your trip to Champaign. On the route to Champaign 4 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Champaign, usually offering 1.069 trips per day. 3 train trips per day are direct connections to Champaign, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Chicago to Champaign, which start at £13.73.

Here are the 4 train companies that operate from Chicago to Champaign

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Champaign start from £13.73, and on average cost £48.94. Daily there are 1.068966 Amtrak schedules to Champaign. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Champaign trains arrive at Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave,

From Chicago to Champaign train travel on Amtrak takes 7 hours and 56 minutes. If you are looking to get to Champaign faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 10 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 1.0625 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £51.25 for a one-way train ticket to Champaign.

Avg. Time
7h 56m
Avg. Price
£48.94

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Amtrak City of New Orleans train tickets from Chicago to Champaign start from £6.86, and on average cost £19.25. Daily there are 1 Amtrak City of New Orleans schedules to Champaign. Amtrak City of New Orleans in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Champaign trains arrive at Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave,

From Chicago to Champaign train travel on Amtrak City of New Orleans takes 2 hours and 24 minutes. If you are looking to get to Champaign faster, Amtrak City of New Orleans offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 10 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Champaign on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak City of New Orleans scheduled trip per day, which will cost £22.91 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Avg. Time
2h 24m
Avg. Price
£19.25

Amtrak Illini Service

Amtrak Illini Service train tickets from Chicago to Champaign start from £6.86, and on average cost £14.59. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Illini Service schedules to Champaign. Amtrak Illini Service in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Champaign trains arrive at Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave,

From Chicago to Champaign train travel on Amtrak Illini Service takes 2 hours and 10 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Champaign on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Illini Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost £17.90 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Avg. Time
2h 10m
Avg. Price
£14.59

Amtrak Saluki

Amtrak Saluki train tickets from Chicago to Champaign start from £6.86, and on average cost £13.58. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Saluki schedules to Champaign. Amtrak Saluki in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Champaign trains arrive at Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave,

From Chicago to Champaign train travel on Amtrak Saluki takes 2 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Champaign faster, Amtrak Saluki offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 10 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Champaign on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Saluki scheduled trip per day, which will cost £15.14 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Avg. Time
2h 11m
Avg. Price
£13.58

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Champaign:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains from Chicago arrive in Champaign:
  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

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