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Mattoon-Memphis Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Mattoon to Memphis. Traveling by train from Mattoon to Memphis usually takes around 7 hours and 14 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance313 mi (504 km)
Fastest train7h 14m
Lowest price£57.91
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak City of New Orleans
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Mattoon to Memphis?

Amtrak City of New Orleans is the one and only train line which connects Mattoon, Illinois to Memphis, Tennessee. 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.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans17h 14m£57.91

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Mattoon and Memphis is approximately 313 miles, or 504 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 14 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Mattoon to Memphis 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?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Mattoon at 23:00 and arrives in Memphis around 7 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Mattoon to Memphis?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Memphis 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 Memphis to Mattoon. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Mattoon to Memphis for £26.13.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Mattoon?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Mattoon.

Where is the train station in Memphis?

Arrival stations

Memphis has one train station.

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