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There are 2 daily trains from Mattoon to Centralia. Traveling by train from Mattoon to Centralia usually takes around one hour and 11 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak City of New Orleans train can make the trip in one hour and 10 minutes.
|Distance||78 mi (125 km)|
|Fastest train||1h 10m|
|Trains per day||2|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak City of New Orleans|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Mattoon to Centralia 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 Mattoon to Centralia?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Mattoon to Centralia are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Mattoon at 18:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Mattoon to Centralia?
Trains leave the station in Mattoon twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Centralia with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Centralia to Mattoon.
Where is the train station in Mattoon?
There is one train station in Mattoon.
Where is the train station in Centralia?
Centralia has one train station.
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