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About Amtrak Illini Service

Amtrak Illini Service is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak Illini Service tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, Amtrak Illini Service serves 46 routes, connecting 10 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Amtrak Illini Service runs an average of 18 trips per day and 255 trips per month. These train trips range in price from €2.77 to €61.79 based on a variety of factors.

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Amtrak Illini Service train Coverage

Daily Trips18
stations10
cities10
countries1

Amtrak Illini Service train amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet
SnacksSnacks
WiFiWiFi

Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak Illini Service

Overall review score for Amtrak Illini Service
4.4
Based on 29 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Timeliness
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
3.9
Condition
4.5
Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak Illini Service
Beatrice
5.0
4 March 2020Solo travel
Pros
Friendly staff, ensuring people got off at their appropriate stop by doing headcount.
Thomas
4.0
1 March 2020
Pros
No delays. We might even have been a bit early.
Cons
The train was completely full. Apparently they did not have as many cars as usual.
Tips
If you have a coach seat, get there early. There can be a long line.
Tara
4.0
29 February 2020Solo travel
Pros
Very comfortable
Cons
The only problem I had was conductor could definitely be more helpful with us older people.
Celestine
3.0
25 January 2020Solo travel
Pros
Comfortable seating
Cons
Did not know I couldn't check big luggage in from Champaign to Homewood because it does not state that on the ticket. Also, trying to fit a larger luggage in the crammed space when first getting on and off the train is a small congested area and not convenient. Also,...More
Tips
Advise other travelers to keep their cell phone conversation to themselves. There was a passenger who was talking loud and crazy to his girlfriend for over 45 minutes and it was very annoying.
Gilbert
5.0
31 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
I didn't have to drive
Cons
More departure times
Tips
Respect the rules

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there WiFi onboard Amtrak Illini Service?

Yes Amtrak Illini Service offers WiFi connection onboard their train trips. Though most trips with Amtrak Illini Service will have WiFi as advertised, some trips might not come equipped with Wifi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Illini Service WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends, you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets on a Amtrak Illini Service train? Are there USB plugs?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Illini Service train trips. You can generally find one or two plugs per row of seats, so be a good traveler and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power outlet USB converter that typically come with most phones and tablets. Since Amtrak Illini Service might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power outlets. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

Does Amtrak Illini Service offer will call tickets, that you pick up at the station?

No, currently Amtrak Illini Service does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station or stop.

Do you need an ID to get on a Amtrak Illini Service train?

Yes, Amtrak Illini Service requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, like a college ID, won’t work.

Can you use your phone to board Amtrak Illini Service?

Yes, you can board Amtrak Illini Service by showing your E Ticket on your phone. The E Ticket is emailed to when you make your reservation. To save yourself the trouble of digging through your inbox to find your ticket, get the Wanderu app and pull up your ticket with one click.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Illini Service trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Illini Service train trips. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages offered onboard Amtrak Illini Service trips?

Amtrak Illini Service provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Check with the carrier if snacks are for sale, and pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Illini Service ticket?

Amtrak Illini Service does not require a printed ticket to board the train. An E Ticket is sent to you by email that you can load on most electronic devices. You will want to have your ticket ready to be displayed as you board for the agent to scan. We recommend you download the Wanderu app, as it gives you super easy access to E Tickets for your upcoming trips for most carriers. As back up, road warriors recommend taking a screenshot of your E Ticket. That way, you won’t be fumbling around in case your internet connection cuts out.

Does Amtrak Illini Service offer any premium features like extra legroom, movies or TV?

Amtrak Illini Service goes the extra distance to deliver up-class offerings to its customers. Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Illini Service advertises that they offer extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you might get varies from carrier to carrier, but getting extra is always good.

Amtrak Illini Service serves travelers in with train service to 10 destinations. These are the most popular Amtrak Illini Service schedules and routes.

Carbondale to Champaign
Daily Trips1
Price€16.60
Carbondale to Homewood
Daily Trips1
Price€18.44
Chicago to Rantoul
Daily Trips1
Price€8.30
Chicago to Kankakee
Daily Trips1
Price€3.69
Champaign to Homewood
Daily Trips1
Price€8.30

Cheap Amtrak Illini Service ticket deals users recently found on Wanderu.

With 18 Amtrak Illini Service trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Illini Service tickets start at just €2.77. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users. As these bargains are in really high demand, they’re poised to sell out fast and may no longer be available. Chill. As mom used to say in middle school, there’s plenty of fish in the sea. We can help you catch them all!

Chicago to Mattoon
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Price€10.14
Chicago to Kankakee
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Price€3.69
Champaign to Mattoon
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Price€2.77
Kankakee to Carbondale
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Price€14.75
Carbondale to Homewood
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Price€18.44