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There is one daily train from McCook to Lincoln. Traveling by train from McCook to Lincoln usually takes around 3 hours and 31 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||211 mi (340 km)|
|Fastest train||3h 31m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak California Zephyr|
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Which train should you take from McCook to Lincoln?
Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects McCook, Nebraska to Lincoln, Nebraska. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak California Zephyr||1||3h 31m||€38.15|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from McCook to Lincoln 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.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
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.
How long is the train journey from McCook to Lincoln?
The distance between McCook and Lincoln is approximately 211 miles, or 340 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 31 minutes,
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from McCook to Lincoln are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves McCook at 23:00 and arrives in Lincoln around 3 hours later.
Is there a direct train from McCook to Lincoln?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Lincoln with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Lincoln to McCook.
Where is the train station in McCook?
There is one train station in McCook.
Where is the train station in Lincoln?
Lincoln has one train station.
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