Trains from Galesburg to Kewanee

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Galesburg to Kewanee. Traveling by train from Galesburg to Kewanee usually takes around one hour and 42 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Carl Sandburg train can make the trip in 28 minutes.

Distance31 mi (50 km)
Fastest train0h 28m
Lowest price£4.55
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carl Sandburg
Train lines3

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

In the last month, £10.17 was the average price of a train ticket from Galesburg 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £1.02 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£25£17£8AugAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Galesburg to Kewanee will vary between £9 and £19. Planning a train trip to Kewanee within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Galesburg over the next 7 days is £9. 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

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Galesburg to Kewanee by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for May. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £5 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Galesburg to Kewanee in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £17 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

£21£17£12£8£43020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Kewanee from Galesburg will be about £1.02 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Galesburg to Kewanee?

There are 3 train lines with service from Galesburg to Kewanee. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 15m£48.96
Amtrak Carl Sandburg10h 28m£4.61
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr10h 28m£5.37
  • Amtrak

    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 1 Amtrak trains from Galesburg to Kewanee every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £36.

  • Amtrak Carl Sandburg

    Amtrak Carl Sandburg

    The Amtrak Carl Sandburg, named after the Pulitzer-winning author, is a sister service to the Illinois Zephyr. Both operate daily services between Chicago and Quincy with additional stops in Naperville and Kewanee. Whether you buy a coach class or business class ticket, you'll have plenty of legroom and complimentary WiFi, plus access to refreshments at the onboard cafe.

  • Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

    Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

    The Illinois Zephyr is a passenger train operated by Amtrak, running between Quincy and Chicago. Taking the train from Galesburg to Kewanee is a comfortable option, and tickets on this route cost on average. The Illinois Zephyr and its sister train, the Carl Sandburg, serve one of Amtrak's most popular lines. The train features amenities such as airline-style coach seating, a cafe on board, power outlets, restrooms, and Wi-Fi.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Galesburg 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.

How long is the train journey from Galesburg to Kewanee?

The distance between Galesburg and Kewanee is approximately 31 miles, or 50 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 28 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Kewanee.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Galesburg to Kewanee on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Galesburg at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 Galesburg to Kewanee?

There are 3 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 Galesburg.

City Information

Galesburg

Galesburg is best known as the birthplace of writer and poet Carl Sandburg, with the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site erected in his honor. If you love the look of Carl’s boyhood cottage, you can stay in a historic home of your own – several, including the Great House of Galesburg, have been converted into charming bed-and-breakfasts across town.

Galesburg is also known for its historic involvement in the local railroad system, notably connecting Illinois’ largest (at the time) cities, Chicago and Quincy. In fact, the Galesburg Railroad Museum functions solely to preserve and share the history of the railroad industry in Galesburg and Western Illinois. The city even holds an annual festival, the Galesburg Railroad Days, complete with rides, live music, and open-air markets to celebrate the city’s railroad roots. And it’s not just literal railroads– Galesburg was originally founded by abolitionists and became a critical stop to freedom in the Underground Railroad.

Galesburg remains a major railway hub, acting as one of the stops for some of Amtrak’s most popular lines. The Carl Sandburg, Illinois Zephyr, and Southwest Chief all operate daily to connect Galesburg west to Chicago. Meanwhile, the California Zephyr reaches all the way to Los Angeles. Galesburg also has two main bus stations for Greyhound and Burlington Trailways. These carriers provide coverage to Denver, St. Louis, and Moline, which has the closest airport to Galesburg, Quad Cities Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Galesburg?

Main departure station: 225 S Seminary St

There is one train station in Galesburg.

All train stations in Galesburg:

  • 225 S Seminary St

Where is the train station in Kewanee?

Main arrival station: 210 W Third St

Kewanee has one train station.

Train stations in Kewanee:

  • 210 W Third St

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