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Naperville to Mendota train

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Naperville - Mendota Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Naperville to Mendota. Traveling by train from Naperville to Mendota usually takes around 50 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Southwest Chief train can make the trip in 48 minutes.

Distance52 mi (83 km)
Fastest train0h 48m
Lowest price€5.59
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Illinois Zephyr
Train lines3

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Naperville to Mendota was €10.56. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Mendota if you book your train tickets at least 3 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra €7.66.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during June. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Naperville to Mendota, with the average price at just €11. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in November, when the average price goes up to €30. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Which train should you take from Naperville to Mendota?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carl Sandburg10h 49m€10.39
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr10h 51m€16.32
Amtrak Southwest Chief10h 48m€14.69
  • 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 Mendota 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 Mendota in about 0 hours and 48 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 Mendota is approximately 52 miles, or 83 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 48 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Mendota.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Naperville to Mendota. 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 Monday 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.

Trains leave the station in Naperville twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Mendota with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

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

City Information

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 Mendota?

Main arrival station: 783 Main St

Mendota has one train station.

Train stations in Mendota:

  • 783 Main St

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