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There is one daily train from Gilman to Chicago. Traveling by train from Gilman to Chicago usually takes around 2 hours and 7 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||79 mi (127 km)|
|Fastest train||2h 7m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Saluki|
What is the price of a train ticket from Gilman to Chicago?
In the last month, £9.53 was the average price of a train ticket from Gilman to Chicago. 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £15.63 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Gilman to Chicago by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £10 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Gilman to Chicago in May, 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.
Which train should you take from Gilman to Chicago?
Amtrak Saluki is the one and only train line which connects Gilman to Chicago. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Saluki||1||2h 7m||£15.72|
Since its inception in 2006, the Amtrak Saluki line has offered daily train trips between Chicago and Carbondale. The Amtrak Saluki operates along 500 kilometers of railroad, stopping at numerous midwestern towns like Kankakee, Rantoul, and Effingham. The trains on this line are equipped with onboard WiFi, power outlets, air conditioning, and a cafe car, with the option to upgrade to business class seating. This line is known for using trains that produce 90% fewer carbon emissions than other trains, meaning that your trip is green as well as convenient.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Gilman to Chicago 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 Gilman to Chicago?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains departing from Gilman to Chicago tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. 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 Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Gilman at 10:00 and arrives in Chicago around 2 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Gilman to Chicago?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Chicago with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Gilman.
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Where is the train station in Gilman?
There is one train station in Gilman.
All train stations in Gilman:
800 U.S. Highway 24 West
Where is the train station in Chicago?
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.
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