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Homewood - Champaign Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Homewood to Champaign. Traveling by train from Homewood to Champaign usually takes around one hour and 45 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak City of New Orleans train can make the trip in one hour and 35 minutes.

Distance104 mi (167 km)
Fastest train1h 35m
Lowest price£8.77
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak City of New Orleans
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Homewood to Champaign

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Nadia

11 September 2023- Regular commuter

Amtrak Saluki

Pros: Even though it left a few minutes late, we still arrived to the destination on time. It was nice and large and open, with lots of room for luggage. It was a comfortable ride. Even the bathrooms were good. Cons: The ticket said to arrive 45 minutes early for checking in luggage which was not necessary at all, and had that not been written, I wouldn't have had to leave my suitcase behind. Tips: Book in advance so you can get great deals!

5.0

Thomas

31 July 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Saluki

Pros: Peace and quiet. Cons: Be on time. Tips: Sit back and enjoy the ride!

What is the price of a train ticket from Homewood to Champaign?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Homewood to Champaign was £15.83. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Champaign if you book your train tickets at least 25 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra £10.66.

Average prices by travel date

£36£24£12AprApr

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Homewood to Champaign is expected to fluctuate between £14 and £26 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Champaign in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Homewood is £14.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Homewood to Champaign often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in April when the average ticket price is only £15,

If you're thinking of traveling from Homewood to Champaign during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of £26 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

£40£32£24£16£83020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from Homewood to Champaign, book online with Wanderu at least 25 days in advance. That way, you’ll save £10.66 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Homewood to Champaign?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans11h 35m£27.53
Amtrak Illini Service11h 50m£17.98
Amtrak Saluki11h 51m£15.70
  • The City of New Orleans is an Amtrak route that runs daily trains from Chicago to New Orleans and vice versa. The City of New Orleans includes a sightseer lounge with panoramic windows for the best views of the five states along the route. Affordable Coach seats cost about for a trip from Homewood to Champaign. However, the City of New Orleans also offers private roomettes and bedrooms for added comfort and luxury (and a higher price). Passengers who book sleeper accommodations will enjoy included meals, and all passengers can stop into the cafe car to purchase meals and snacks.

  • Since 1973, Amtrak's Illini Service has provided reliable train transportation to 11 Illinois cities. The Illini operates as an evening commuter train from Chicago to Carbondale, while its sister train, the Amtrak Saluki, runs the morning route. Commuters rely on this service as a safe and convenient transportation option every day. Each train offers WiFi and power outlets, plus a cafe car and business class seating. Illini trains meet the highest federal standard for reducing emissions, with up to 90% less greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 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

The distance between Homewood and Champaign is approximately 104 miles, or 167 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 35 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains from Homewood to Champaign are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Homewood at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Homewood to Champaign.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Champaign to Homewood.

City Information

Champaign

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A significant hub for the Silicone Prairie, Champaign is a stunning city with many exciting landmarks to visit. The downtown area of Champaign is perhaps its busiest area, with over 40 different bars, art galleries, and boutique shops for you to enjoy. To enjoy arthouse films or independent productions, head over to the Art Theater, which also hosts special screenings. The campustown area near the University of Illinois hosts not only cheap eateries but also fine dining spots. The area tends to get crowded at night since students will be out on the street to enjoy the hopping nightlife.

As a busy college town, Champaign naturally has a very vibrant food scene with many excellent dining options. Radio Maria is a unique Spanish establishment with very colorful Spanish decorations and amazing tapas dishes. Those who want something more exotic and exciting could check out DESTIHL, which offers unique home-cooked dishes and great artisan beers.

The Illinois Terminal is Champaign's primary bus and train station, served by Amtrak, Burlington Trailways, Jefferson Lines, and Greyhound. From Champaign, you can continue your journey and visit some of the other top destinations in Illinois.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Homewood?

Main departure station: 18015 Park Ave

There is one train station in Homewood.

All train stations in Homewood:

  • 18015 Park Ave

Where is the train station in Champaign?

Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave  - CHMAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

The Illinois Terminal is located at 45 East University Avenue in Champaign. The transport center opened in 1999, and now provides bus and train service in the Champaign-Urbana area. The terminal is served by Amtrak, Burlington Trailways, Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, and local mass transit. Make sure to wait in the correct station building; Champaign’s old train station, dating to 1898, is just across the street. The Illinois Terminal offers short-term parking, fast food, and even meeting spaces and banquet halls. Thanks to the station’s convenient location, some of the best restaurants and bars in downtown Champaign are just a short walk away.

Train stations in Champaign:

  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

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