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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Chicago to Kewanee. Traveling by train from Chicago to Kewanee usually takes around 3 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Carl Sandburg train can make the trip in 2 hours and 8 minutes.

Distance126 mi (203 km)
Fastest train2h 8m
Lowest price£16.31
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago to Kewanee

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




3 June 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

Pros: It was nice. Cons: Sometimes the train go to fast.

Pros: It was nice. Cons: Sometimes the train go to fast.

What is the price of a train ticket from Chicago to Kewanee?

In the last month, £19.35 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago to Kewanee. 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 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £11.27 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Chicago to Kewanee will vary between £16 and £32. Planning a train trip to Kewanee within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Chicago over the next 7 days is £17. 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


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Chicago to Kewanee by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £15 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Chicago to Kewanee in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £23 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


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Kewanee from Chicago will be about £11.27 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Kewanee?

There are 3 train lines with service from Chicago to Kewanee. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak211h 8m£54.72
Amtrak Carl Sandburg12h 8m£16.73
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr12h 8m£18.12
  • Amtrak


    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Chicago to Kewanee every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £30.

  • Amtrak Carl Sandburg

    Amtrak Carl Sandburg

    Amtrak Carl Sandburg train tickets from Chicago to Kewanee start from £16, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carl Sandburg schedules to Kewanee. Amtrak Carl Sandburg in Chicago leaves from Union Station . And in Kewanee trains arrive at 210 W Third St .

    From Chicago to Kewanee train travel on Amtrak Carl Sandburg takes 2 hours and 8 minutes.

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

  • Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

    Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

    Amtrak Illinois Zephyr train tickets from Chicago to Kewanee start from £16, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Illinois Zephyr schedules to Kewanee. Amtrak Illinois Zephyr in Chicago leaves from Union Station . And in Kewanee trains arrive at 210 W Third St .

    From Chicago to Kewanee train travel on Amtrak Illinois Zephyr takes 2 hours and 8 minutes.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to Kewanee 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Chicago to Kewanee?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Chicago to Kewanee. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Kewanee?

The distance between Chicago and Kewanee is approximately 126 miles, or 203 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 8 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 departing from Chicago to Kewanee tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Chicago at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. 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 Chicago to Kewanee?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Kewanee. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kewanee to Chicago.

City Information


Known for its innovative architecture, cultural contributions to jazz and house music, and of course that irresistible deep-dish pizza, the many sights and experiences in Chicago make it one of the best urban vacation destinations for millennials and a top destination in Illinois.

You can't beat the views of the city and Lake Michigan from the SkyDeck in the Willis Tower; at over 1,300 feet, this is the highest observation deck in the U.S. Snap that classic selfie with the Bean in Millennium Park, then wander the many museums in nearby Grant Park. Navy Pier is a popular tourist hotspot for its parks, restaurants, and attractions right on Lake Michigan, and baseball fans will find paradise in Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and sports bars galore.

Chicago's enormous parks offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities in gorgeous urban settings. Many companies offer kayak rentals or boat tours on the Chicago River, with special tours running on Saint Patrick's Day, when the entire river is dyed green. When you’re ready to buy some souvenirs from your epic trip, hit the big brand stores on the Magnificent Mile, or shop local in neighborhoods like Andersonville and Wicker Park. And don't miss the chance to laugh until you cry at The Second City comedy theater, famous for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

Chicago is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the Midwest, and provides easy access to nearby destinations ideal for day trips, as well as international travel from two airports. Thanks to plenty of bus and train stations throughout the city, getting to the Windy City is a breeze.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago, IL - Union Station - CHIUST-0

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Departure stations

The historic Chicago Union Station is the United States' third busiest train station and a hub for 15 Amtrak train lines with destinations throughout the country. The station also serves bus carriers like Greyhound, Indian Trails and Jefferson Lines, and offers connections to Metra commuter lines. Union Station is also just a quick walk to the nearest Chicago L lines. The current station was built in 1925, to replace the original one dating back to 1881, and today wows visitors with its impressive facade, massive columns, and opulent Great Hall. Located right in downtown and adjacent to the Chicago Loop, Union Station is equipped with many services and amenities, including phone charging stations, shops, and various food and drink options.

All train stations in Chicago:

  • Union Station

  • 225 S Seminary St

  • Van Galder Bus Office

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

  • 115 E Front St

  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

  • 55 Dick Rd

  • 110 South Oak St

  • Penn Station

  • 1100 Liberty Ave

  • 300 S Main St

  • 418 North Adams St

  • 277 Pinnacle Arena Dr

  • 315 West Ave B

  • Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

Where is the train station in Kewanee?

Arrival stations

Kewanee has one train station.

Train stations in Kewanee:

  • 210 W Third St

Need a return trip from Kewanee to Chicago?

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