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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Galesburg to Kewanee. Traveling by train from Galesburg to Kewanee usually takes around 2 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Carl Sandburg train can make the trip in 26 minutes.

Distance31 mi (50 km)
Fastest train0h 26m
Lowest price€3.73
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carl Sandburg
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Galesburg to Kewanee

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Mary

26 September 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

Thae staff was very kind and helpful I don't travel much and they were very helpful

What is the price of a train ticket from Galesburg to Kewanee?

The average price for a train ticket from Galesburg to Kewanee is €4.66, This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for train fares recently. By booking your trip at least 18 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay €10.96 more.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Galesburg to Kewanee often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in March when the average ticket price is only €17,

If you're thinking of traveling from Galesburg to Kewanee during June, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of €25 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in June, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 18 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Kewanee from Galesburg will be about €10.96 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Galesburg to Kewanee?

There are 3 train lines with service from Galesburg to Kewanee. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 19m€75.43
Amtrak Carl Sandburg10h 27m€4.60
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr10h 29m€4.60
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Galesburg to Kewanee every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €50.

  • 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.

  • The Illinois Zephyr is a passenger train operated by Amtrak, running between Quincy and Chicago. Taking the train from Galesburg to Kewanee is a comfortable option, and tickets on this route cost on average. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Galesburg and Kewanee is approximately 31 miles, or 50 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 26 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Kewanee.

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

The earliest train departs Galesburg at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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. 2 of these are direct connections to Kewanee. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kewanee to Galesburg.

City Information

Galesburg

Galesburg is best known as the birthplace of writer and poet Carl Sandburg, with the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site erected in his honor. If you love the look of Carl’s boyhood cottage, you can stay in a historic home of your own – several, including the Great House of Galesburg, have been converted into charming bed-and-breakfasts across town.

Galesburg is also known for its historic involvement in the local railroad system, notably connecting Illinois’ largest (at the time) cities, Chicago and Quincy. In fact, the Galesburg Railroad Museum functions solely to preserve and share the history of the railroad industry in Galesburg and Western Illinois. The city even holds an annual festival, the Galesburg Railroad Days, complete with rides, live music, and open-air markets to celebrate the city’s railroad roots. And it’s not just literal railroads– Galesburg was originally founded by abolitionists and became a critical stop to freedom in the Underground Railroad.

Galesburg remains a major railway hub, acting as one of the stops for some of Amtrak’s most popular lines. The Carl Sandburg, Illinois Zephyr, and Southwest Chief all operate daily to connect Galesburg west to Chicago. Meanwhile, the California Zephyr reaches all the way to Los Angeles. Galesburg also has two main bus stations for Greyhound and Burlington Trailways. These carriers provide coverage to Denver, St. Louis, and Moline, which has the closest airport to Galesburg, Quad Cities Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Galesburg?

Main departure station: 225 S Seminary St

There is one train station in Galesburg.

All train stations in Galesburg:

  • 225 S Seminary St

Where is the train station in Kewanee?

Main arrival station: 210 W Third St

Kewanee has one train station.

Train stations in Kewanee:

  • 210 W Third St

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