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Mattoon-Kankakee Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Mattoon to Kankakee. Traveling by train from Mattoon to Kankakee usually takes around one hour and 46 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Saluki train can make the trip in one hour and 44 minutes.

Distance116 mi (187 km)
Fastest train1h 44m
Lowest price£9.18
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak City of New Orleans
Train lines2

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Which train should you take from Mattoon to Kankakee?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans11h 49m£11.60
Amtrak Saluki11h 44m£11.40

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Mattoon and Kankakee is approximately 116 miles, or 187 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 44 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Mattoon to Kankakee 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 Saturday 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 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 09:00. 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 Kankakee?

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 Kankakee 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 Kankakee to Mattoon. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Mattoon to Kankakee for £27.54.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Mattoon?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Mattoon.

Where is the train station in Kankakee?

Arrival stations

Kankakee has one train station.

Need a return trip from Kankakee to Mattoon?

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