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Carbondale - Quincy Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

2 trains operate daily from Carbondale to Quincy. The train trip from Carbondale to Quincy is usually about 16 hours and 51 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 14 hours and 47 minutes.

Distance193 mi (310 km)
Fastest train14h 47m
Lowest price€80.19
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Carbondale to Quincy?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Carbondale and Quincy cost €101.01, on average. Any tickets cheaper than €101.01 can be considered a good deal. Booking your trip at least 1 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around €25.80 more.

Monthly average prices

€163€131€98€65€33JASONDJFMAMJ
You can find the lowest prices on this route during January. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Carbondale to Quincy, with the average price at just €86. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in November, when the average price goes up to €148. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

€117€93€70€47€233020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 1 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Quincy from Carbondale will be about €25.80 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Carbondale to Quincy?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Carbondale to Quincy. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak216h 51m€107.46
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Carbondale to Quincy every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €80.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Carbondale to Quincy. 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 Quincy is approximately 193 miles, or 310 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 47 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.

Trains from Carbondale to Quincy are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

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.

Trains leave the station in Carbondale twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Quincy 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 Quincy?

Main arrival station: N 30th St and Wisman Ln

Quincy has one train station.

Train stations in Quincy:

  • N 30th St and Wisman Ln

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