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Trip Summary

3 trains operate daily from Naperville to Princeton. The train trip from Naperville to Princeton is usually about one hour and 11 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Southwest Chief train can get you there in as little as one hour and 9 minutes.

Distance73 mi (117 km)
Fastest train1h 9m
Lowest price€9.32
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Illinois Zephyr
Train lines4

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

In the last month, €14.79 was the average price of a train ticket from Naperville to Princeton. 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 6 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €5.03 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Naperville to Princeton. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of €16. If you're planning a trip from Naperville to Princeton during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about €42 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from Naperville to Princeton?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak California Zephyr11h 10m€14.14
Amtrak Carl Sandburg11h 10m€14.92
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr11h 13m€21.72
Amtrak Southwest Chief11h 10m€18.18
  • 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 Princeton 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 Princeton in about 1 hours and 10 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 Princeton is approximately 73 miles, or 117 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 9 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Thursday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Naperville to Princeton. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Thursday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Saturday 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 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Naperville to Princeton.

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

Main arrival station: 107 Bicentennial Dr

Princeton has one train station.

Train stations in Princeton:

  • 107 Bicentennial Dr

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