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Carbondale - Macomb Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 3 daily train trips between Carbondale and Macomb. The average train journey from Carbondale to Macomb takes 16 hours and 25 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as 13 hours and 54 minutes.

Distance204 mi (329 km)
Fastest train13h 54m
Lowest price€66.19
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Price trends for trains from Carbondale to Macomb

Monthly average prices

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Which train should you take from Carbondale to Macomb?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Carbondale to Macomb. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak316h 26m€111.95
  • 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 Carbondale to Macomb every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €66.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Carbondale to Macomb. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Carbondale and Macomb is approximately 204 miles, or 329 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 13 hours and 54 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Carbondale to Macomb on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Carbondale at 03:00 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.

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 Macomb to Carbondale.

City Information

Carbondale

Carbondale, one the best vacation destinations in Illinois, is best known for its proximity to Shawnee National Forest and the Garden of the Gods: one of the most Instagrammed sites in the state. This quiet paradise is filled with lush trees bordering miles of hiking trails and scenic drives. The enormous sandstone bluffs in Giant City State Park attract rock climbers and rappellers looking for their next adventure. Boo Rochman Memorial Park offers a unique, family-friendly experience– a park filled with wooden sculptures of dragons, unicorns, wizards, and more. The park’s centerpiece, a massive wood and stone castle, features an elaborate jungle gym with stairs, tunnels, and an ogre or two.

Threaded by Main Street, downtown Carbondale is known for its Historic Town Square and charming, old-school architecture. The whole area is easily walkable, so you can peruse local shops for bike gear, art, vintage clothes, musical instruments, and everything in between. The SIU University Museum is a must-see, with no entry fee and a variety of exhibitions about the history and culture of the region. While in the area, explore Campus Lake and Pulliam Hall clocktower, or catch a football game at Saluki Stadium.

Bus services connect Seattle, Chicago, and Phoenix to Carbondale. Amtrak has multiple lines from the city to Memphis, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The nearest airport is Marion Williamson County Regional.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Carbondale?

Main departure station: 401 S Illinois Ave

There is one train station in Carbondale.

All train stations in Carbondale:

  • 401 S Illinois Ave

Where is the train station in Macomb?

Main arrival station: 120 E Calhoun St

Macomb has one train station.

Train stations in Macomb:

  • 120 E Calhoun St

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