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Trains from Naperville to Galesburg

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Naperville to Galesburg. Traveling by train from Naperville to Galesburg usually takes around 2 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Southwest Chief train can make the trip in 2 hours,

Distance128 mi (206 km)
Fastest train2h 0m
Lowest price£11.45
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carl Sandburg
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Naperville to Galesburg

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Jacqueline

30 January 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Southwest Chief

Pros: I just love writing trains. So it's always the treat for me. Cons: More seats so that everybody can sit by themselves. Tips: Just enjoy the ride!

Pros: I just love writing trains. So it's always the treat for me. Cons: More seats so that everybody can sit by themselves. Tips: Just enjoy the ride!

What is the price of a train ticket from Naperville to Galesburg?

In the last month, £13.95 was the average price of a train ticket from Naperville to Galesburg. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £7.47 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£61£41£20MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Naperville to Galesburg will vary between £13 and £50. Planning a train trip to Galesburg within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Naperville over the next 7 days is £14. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

£20£16£12£8£4JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Naperville to Galesburg by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £13 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Naperville to Galesburg in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £20 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

£20£16£12£8£43020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Galesburg from Naperville will be about £7.47 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Naperville to Galesburg?

There are 4 train lines with service from Naperville to Galesburg. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak California Zephyr12h 4m£18.34
Amtrak Carl Sandburg12h 6m£15.05
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr12h 6m£15.97
Amtrak Southwest Chief12h 0m£19.32
  • Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak’s California Zephyr travels over 2,400 miles to connect Chicago to the San Francisco area. The full journey takes over 50 hours, so many passengers upgrade to a sleeper cabin for added privacy and comfort. The Zephyr is one of Amtrak’s most scenic routes, and the sightseer lounge’s panoramic windows offer the best views of the Rockies, the Sierra Nevadas, and the Great Salt Lake along the route.

  • Amtrak Carl Sandburg

    Amtrak Carl Sandburg

    Amtrak Carl Sandburg train tickets from Naperville to Galesburg start from £15, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carl Sandburg schedules to Galesburg. Amtrak Carl Sandburg in Naperville leaves from 105 E Fourth Ave . And in Galesburg trains arrive at 225 S Seminary St .

    From Naperville to Galesburg train travel on Amtrak Carl Sandburg takes 2 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Galesburg faster, Amtrak Carl Sandburg offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 0 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 Naperville.

  • Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

    Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

    Amtrak Illinois Zephyr train tickets from Naperville to Galesburg start from £15, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Illinois Zephyr schedules to Galesburg. Amtrak Illinois Zephyr in Naperville leaves from 105 E Fourth Ave . And in Galesburg trains arrive at 225 S Seminary St .

    From Naperville to Galesburg train travel on Amtrak Illinois Zephyr takes 2 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Galesburg faster, Amtrak Illinois Zephyr offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 0 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 Naperville.

  • 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 Naperville to Galesburg in about 2 hours and 0 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 Naperville 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 Naperville to Galesburg?

The distance between Naperville and Galesburg is approximately 128 miles, or 206 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours, Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Naperville to Galesburg. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Naperville at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 Naperville to Galesburg?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Naperville to Galesburg.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Naperville?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Naperville.

All train stations in Naperville:

  • 105 E Fourth Ave

Where is the train station in Galesburg?

Arrival stations

Galesburg has one train station.

Train stations in Galesburg:

  • 225 S Seminary St

Need a return trip from Galesburg to Naperville?

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