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What train companies travel to Princeton, Illinois?

Located in Illinois, Princeton is accessible by train from 3 other cities. You can choose from 10 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Princeton on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Train companies serving Princeton

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak981d 8h 27m€232.14
Amtrak Southwest Chief71h 53m€26.46
Amtrak Carl Sandburg61h 45m€12.79
Amtrak California Zephyr61h 54m€45.46
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr61h 48m€16.71
  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • The Amtrak Carl Sandburg, named after the Pulitzer-winning author, is a sister service to the Illinois Zephyr. Both operate daily services between Chicago and Quincy with additional stops in Naperville and Kewanee. Whether you buy a coach class or business class ticket, you'll have plenty of legroom and complimentary WiFi, plus access to refreshments at the onboard cafe.

  • 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.

  • The Illinois Zephyr is a passenger train operated by Amtrak, running between Quincy and Chicago. The Illinois Zephyr and its sister train, the Carl Sandburg, serve one of Amtrak's most popular lines. The train features amenities such as airline-style coach seating, a cafe on board, power outlets, restrooms, and Wi-Fi.

Which train service has the best service to Princeton?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Princeton by train with Amtrak Illinois Zephyr giving them a 5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Illinois Zephyr had the most comfortable train service to Princeton taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Illinois Zephyr offers. They rate Amtrak Illinois Zephyr a 5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Princeton punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Carl Sandburg has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Princeton, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

€6.47 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Princeton, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Princeton. In the last month, trains from Naperville to Princeton had the lowest average price at €9.01.

The main train station in Princeton is 107 Bicentennial Dr. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Princeton.

Princeton ranks number 21 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 372 in United States. Princeton ranks number 23 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Princeton via train service. On average 8 direct daily train trips serve Princeton.
The population of Princeton is 7594. Princeton ranks number 27 in terms of population in Illinois and number 460 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Princeton range from for a short trip to Princeton, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Princeton starts at , and a longer trip by train to Princeton can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €115.
People who take the train to Princeton are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Princeton easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Princeton is 107 Bicentennial Dr, located just 1.2 miles away. Select 107 Bicentennial Dr as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Princeton. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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