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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Kankakee to Champaign. Traveling by train from Kankakee to Champaign usually takes around one hour and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Saluki train can make the trip in one hour,

Distance72 mi (116 km)
Fastest train1h 0m
Lowest price€7.69
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Illini Service
Train lines3

Price trends for trains from Kankakee to Champaign

Average prices by travel date

€13€9€4SepOct

Monthly average prices

€21€17€13€9€4ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

€21€17€13€9€43020100

Which train should you take from Kankakee to Champaign?

There are 3 train lines with service from Kankakee, Illinois to Champaign, Illinois. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans11h 6m€12.78
Amtrak Illini Service11h 4m€7.89
Amtrak Saluki11h 0m€7.77

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Kankakee to Champaign during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Kankakee to Champaign?

The distance between Kankakee and Champaign is approximately 72 miles, or 116 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour, As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Kankakee to Champaign are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Kankakee at 09:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Kankakee to Champaign?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Kankakee to Champaign.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Champaign to Kankakee. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Kankakee to Champaign for €43.56.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Kankakee?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Kankakee.

Where is the train station in Champaign?

Arrival stations

Champaign has one train station.

Need a return trip from Champaign to Kankakee?

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