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Trains from Mendota to Galesburg

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Mendota - Galesburg Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Mendota to Galesburg. Traveling by train from Mendota to Galesburg usually takes around one hour and 14 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Southwest Chief train can make the trip in one hour and 11 minutes.

Distance77 mi (124 km)
Fastest train1h 11m
Lowest price£9.81
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Illinois Zephyr
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Mendota to Galesburg

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Karen

14 April 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

Pros: I like that I can leave the driving to the train conductors! Less stress for me and an enjoyable ride. Cons: I can't think of anything at this time. Tips: Please bring/wear your covid safety mask, bring earbuds so you can listen to your personal devices (cell p...

Pros: I like that I can leave the driving to the train conductors! Less stress for me and an enjoyable ride. Cons: I can't think of anything at this time. Tips: Please bring/wear your covid safety mask, bring earbuds so you can listen to your personal devices (cell phone, i-pad etc) so you won't disturb others, kick back and relax. Also, make sure to get up to the observation car with all of the windows as it can make for a picturesque view while traveling across the country! Enjoy!

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5.0

Sandra

5 March 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Carl Sandburg

Was this on time and very pleasant.

Was this on time and very pleasant.

5.0

Angela

21 December 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Carl Sandburg

Pros: Perfect! Staff was excellent! Spacious. My son and I were able to sit together. Clean. The gentleman in the dining car was social and humorous with my 9 yr old son! Cons: Nothing. Tips: I highly recommend it!

Pros: Perfect! Staff was excellent! Spacious. My son and I were able to sit together. Clean. The gentleman in the dining car was social and humorous with my 9 yr old son! Cons: Nothing. Tips: I highly recommend it!

Which train should you take from Mendota to Galesburg?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carl Sandburg11h 16m£10.46
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr11h 16m£11.03
Amtrak Southwest Chief11h 11m£14.16
  • Amtrak Carl Sandburg

    Amtrak Carl Sandburg

    Amtrak Carl Sandburg train tickets from Mendota to Galesburg start from £10, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carl Sandburg schedules to Galesburg. Amtrak Carl Sandburg in Mendota leaves from 783 Main St . And in Galesburg trains arrive at 225 S Seminary St .

    From Mendota to Galesburg train travel on Amtrak Carl Sandburg takes 1 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to Galesburg faster, Amtrak Carl Sandburg offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 11 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Galesburg on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carl Sandburg scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Mendota.

  • Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

    Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

    Amtrak Illinois Zephyr train tickets from Mendota to Galesburg start from £10, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Illinois Zephyr schedules to Galesburg. Amtrak Illinois Zephyr in Mendota leaves from 783 Main St . And in Galesburg trains arrive at 225 S Seminary St .

    From Mendota to Galesburg train travel on Amtrak Illinois Zephyr takes 1 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to Galesburg faster, Amtrak Illinois Zephyr offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 11 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Galesburg on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Illinois Zephyr scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Mendota.

  • Amtrak Southwest Chief

    Amtrak Southwest Chief

    The Southwest Chief is a passenger train operated by America’s largest train service, Amtrak. The full route travels over 2,200 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, which takes over 43 hours. The train covers the stretch from Mendota to Galesburg in about 1 hours and 11 minutes. In addition to standard Coach Class seats, the Southwest Chief offers several sleeper cabin options on longer journeys. Amtrak’s Southwest Chief is consistently ranked as one of the most scenic train routes in America, thanks to the stunning views of the Painted Desert, the Red Cliffs of Sedona, and the Grand Canyon you’ll see from your train window.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Mendota to Galesburg 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 Mendota to Galesburg?

The distance between Mendota and Galesburg is approximately 77 miles, or 124 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 11 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 departing from Mendota to Galesburg tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Saturday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Mendota at 09:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Mendota to Galesburg?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Galesburg to Mendota.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Mendota?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Mendota.

All train stations in Mendota:

  • 783 Main St

Where is the train station in Galesburg?

Arrival stations

Galesburg has one train station.

Train stations in Galesburg:

  • 225 S Seminary St

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