COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Search & book Amtrak Illini Service tickets

Official Amtrak Illini Service partner

Wanderu is an official partner of Amtrak Illini Service

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel in North America and Europe. We partner with more than 300 bus & train companies around the world to help you search, compare, and find the best travel deals all in one place.

No Wanderu FeesWithout any extra fees, we make it easy to book your tickets.

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 21 routes, connecting 9 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Amtrak Illini Service runs an average of 11 trips per day and 157 trips per month. These train trips range in price from DKK 18.82 to DKK 319.87 based on a variety of factors.

Quickview

Amtrak Illini Service train coverage

Daily Trips11
stations9
cities9
countries1

Amtrak Illini Service train amenities

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

Amtrak Illini Service reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Illini Service

(Based on 37 reviews)

4.4
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.6

Timeliness

4.5

Staff

4.5

Value

4.1

Condition

4.5

Amtrak Illini Service passenger reviews

5.0

Manjula

18 June 2021 - Visiting family

It was great!

It was great!

5.0

Nancy D

25 February 2021 -

Pros: No overcrowding,. No nuisance passengers aboard. Cons: Directions for seat adjustments. neighbor used the leg extension. A great feature! but I couldn't figure out how to operate it. There's no way of knowing whether surfaces have been cleaned according to ...

Pros: No overcrowding,. No nuisance passengers aboard. Cons: Directions for seat adjustments. neighbor used the leg extension. A great feature! but I couldn't figure out how to operate it. There's no way of knowing whether surfaces have been cleaned according to pandemic standards. Tips: No need to print the online reservation confirmation page to get ticketed at the station. But you do need to pick up a ticket/boarding pass when you arrive at the station.

More

5.0

Chareese

13 February 2021 - Solo travel

Pros: Was well accomodating. Cons: Would like to see more accomodating time options for different travel times to and from Chicago to Carbondale and from Carbondale to Chicago during week and weekends.

Pros: Was well accomodating. Cons: Would like to see more accomodating time options for different travel times to and from Chicago to Carbondale and from Carbondale to Chicago during week and weekends.

5.0

aaron

8 February 2021 - Solo travel

Pros: everything was fine. Cons: n/a. Tips: n/a.

Pros: everything was fine. Cons: n/a. Tips: n/a.

5.0

Eric

27 December 2020 - Visiting family

Pros: Outstanding, I will do this again. Cons: N/A. Tips: Definitely use this service.

Pros: Outstanding, I will do this again. Cons: N/A. Tips: Definitely use this service.

Amtrak Illini Service Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Illini Service trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Illini Service offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Illini Service will have WiFi as advertised, some trains 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 points or USB points on the train?

Yes, there are power points onboard Amtrak Illini Service trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbour might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power points, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power point USB converter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Amtrak Illini Service might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Amtrak Illini Service's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Illini Service has 11 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, 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.

Do you need an ID to get on the 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, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Are there toilets on Amtrak Illini Service trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Illini Service trains. 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 drinks offered during the trip?

Amtrak Illini Service provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to 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. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

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

Amtrak Illini Service goes the extra distance to deliver premium features 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 offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Amtrak Illini Service tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 11 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 DKK 18.82. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

Chicago to Centralia
Travel DateTue 22 Jun
PriceDKK 181.89
Mattoon to Effingham
Travel DateTue 22 Jun
PriceDKK 28.22
Chicago to Effingham
Travel DateTue 22 Jun
PriceDKK 137.98
Champaign to Carbondale
Travel DateTue 22 Jun
PriceDKK 75.26
Chicago to Kankakee
Travel DateTue 22 Jun
PriceDKK 50.18