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There are 3 daily trains from Wilkes-Barre to Champaign. Traveling by train from Wilkes-Barre to Champaign usually takes around 37 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 35 hours and 45 minutes.
|Distance||652 mi (1049 km)|
|Fastest train||35h 45m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
Which train should you take from Wilkes-Barre to Champaign?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to Champaign, Illinois. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak||3||1d 13h 10m||£145.05|
Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 3 Amtrak trains from Wilkes-Barre to Champaign every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £145.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Wilkes-Barre to Champaign 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 Wilkes-Barre to Champaign?
The distance between Wilkes-Barre and Champaign is approximately 652 miles, or 1049 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 37 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 35 hours and 45 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 Wilkes-Barre to Champaign 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 Wilkes-Barre at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 07:00. 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 Wilkes-Barre to Champaign?
There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Champaign to Wilkes-Barre.
Where is the train station in Wilkes-Barre?
There is one train station in Wilkes-Barre.
Train stations in Wilkes-Barre:
Intermodal Transp Ctr
Where is the train station in Champaign?
Champaign has one train station.
Train stations in Champaign:
Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave
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