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Mattoon-Effingham Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Mattoon to Effingham. Traveling by train from Mattoon to Effingham usually takes around 24 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak City of New Orleans train can make the trip in 23 minutes.

Distance27 mi (43 km)
Fastest train0h 23m
Lowest price£1.77
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Illini Service
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Mattoon to Effingham?

2 train services operate from Mattoon, Illinois to Effingham, Illinois. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans10h 23m£3.18
Amtrak Illini Service10h 24m£3.12

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Mattoon to Effingham 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 Effingham?

The distance between Mattoon and Effingham is approximately 27 miles, or 43 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 23 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Effingham.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Mattoon to Effingham are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Monday 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 Effingham?

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 Effingham 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 Effingham to Mattoon. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Mattoon to Effingham for £11.30.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Mattoon?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Mattoon.

Where is the train station in Effingham?

Arrival stations

Effingham has one train station.

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