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Plano - Macomb Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Plano to Macomb. Traveling by train from Plano to Macomb usually takes around 5 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Carl Sandburg train can make the trip in 2 hours and 27 minutes.

Distance139 mi (223 km)
Fastest train2h 27m
Lowest price€10.11
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carl Sandburg
Train lines3

What is the price of a train ticket from Plano to Macomb?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Plano to Macomb was €11.49. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Macomb if you book your train tickets at least 18 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra €13.95.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during August. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Plano to Macomb, with the average price at just €21. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in March, 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 Plano to Macomb?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak112h 47m€24.82
Amtrak Carl Sandburg12h 27m€18.26
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr12h 30m€27.58
  • 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 Plano to Macomb every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €22.

  • 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 Plano to Macomb 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Plano and Macomb is approximately 139 miles, or 223 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 27 minutes. 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Plano to Macomb on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday 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.

The earliest train departs Plano 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 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Macomb. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Macomb to Plano.

City Information

Station Information

Where is the train station in Plano?

Main departure station: 101 W Main St

There is one train station in Plano.

All train stations in Plano:

  • 101 W Main St

Where is the train station in Macomb?

Main arrival station: 120 E Calhoun St

Macomb has one train station.

Train stations in Macomb:

  • 120 E Calhoun St

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