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Naperville - Galesburg Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 4 daily train trips between Naperville and Galesburg. The average train journey from Naperville to Galesburg takes 2 hours and 7 minutes, but some Amtrak Southwest Chief train trips are as short as 2 hours.

Distance128 mi (206 km)
Fastest train2h 0m
Lowest price€12.01
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carl Sandburg
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Naperville to Galesburg

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Paulette

21 March 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pleasant people

5.0

Kathy

1 September 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Carl Sandburg

I did not have to drive !!

5.0

Jacqueline

30 January 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Southwest Chief

Pros: I just love writing trains. So it's always the treat for me. Cons: More seats so that everybody can sit by themselves. Tips: Just enjoy the ride!

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

In the last month, €15.93 was the average price of a train ticket from Naperville to Galesburg. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €9.01 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Naperville to Galesburg often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in April when the average ticket price is only €22,

If you're thinking of traveling from Naperville to Galesburg during July, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of €39 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in July, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

€46€37€28€18€93020100

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 Galesburg from Naperville will be about €9.01 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Naperville to Galesburg?

There are 4 train lines with service from Naperville to Galesburg. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak California Zephyr12h 10m€16.16
Amtrak Carl Sandburg12h 6m€16.82
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr12h 11m€21.61
Amtrak Southwest Chief12h 0m€26.46
  • 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 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 Naperville to Galesburg 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.

  • 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. The train covers the stretch from Naperville to Galesburg in about 2 hours and 0 minutes. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Naperville and Galesburg is approximately 128 miles, or 206 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours, Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Naperville to Galesburg. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Naperville at 08:00 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 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Naperville to Galesburg.

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

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 Naperville?

Main departure station: 105 E Fourth Ave

There is one train station in Naperville.

All train stations in Naperville:

  • 105 E Fourth Ave

Where is the train station in Galesburg?

Main arrival station: 225 S Seminary St

Galesburg has one train station.

Train stations in Galesburg:

  • 225 S Seminary St

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