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Trains from Normal to Pontiac

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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Normal to Pontiac. Traveling by train from Normal to Pontiac usually takes around 44 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 26 minutes.

Distance32 mi (51 km)
Fastest train0h 26m
Lowest price€5.26
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines3

What is the price of a train ticket from Normal to Pontiac?

In the last month, €5.26 was the average price of a train ticket from Normal to Pontiac. 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 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €3.44 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Normal to Pontiac by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around €6 whenever you decide to board the train to Pontiac.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Normal to Pontiac remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Normal to Pontiac?

There are 3 train lines with service from Normal to Pontiac. Amtrak Lincoln Service is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 3 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 31m€16.06
Amtrak Lincoln Service30h 29m€7.25
Amtrak Texas Eagle10h 32m€27.67
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 Normal to Pontiac every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €5.

  • Amtrak Lincoln Service

    Amtrak Lincoln Service

    Amtrak Lincoln Service is part of Amtrak's Illinois Service, providing rail transportation throughout Illinois. The Lincoln Service travels 284 miles between St. Louis and Chicago with nine intermediate stops. Amtrak Lincoln trains offer WiFi connectivity, power outlets, business class seating, and a cafe car to ensure passengers have the most comfortable journey possible.

  • Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle

    The Amtrak Texas Eagle is a 1,306-mile train route from Chicago, Illinois to San Antonio, Texas. Because of the route’s length, the train offers sleeper car options in addition to standard coach seats. Like most Amtrak trains, the Texas Eagle features power outlets at each seat, restrooms in each car, and a cafe car where passengers can purchase food and drinks. A journey from Normal to Pontiac on the Texas Eagle usually takes 0 hours and 32 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Normal to Pontiac 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from Normal to Pontiac?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Normal to Pontiac. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Normal to Pontiac?

The distance between Normal and Pontiac is approximately 32 miles, or 51 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 44 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 Pontiac.

When are trains the most crowded?

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

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Normal at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. 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 Normal to Pontiac?

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Normal to Pontiac.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Pontiac to Normal.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Normal?

Main departure station: Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir

Normal has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Pontiac.

All train stations in Normal:

  • Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir

  • City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

  • Bradley University Student Ctr - 915 Elmwood Ave

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