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Omaha - Lincoln Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Omaha to Lincoln. Traveling by train from Omaha to Lincoln usually takes around one hour and 3 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance46 mi (75 km)
Fastest train1h 3m
Lowest price€10.25
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak California Zephyr
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Omaha to Lincoln?

In the last month, €10.25 was the average price of a train ticket from Omaha, NE to Lincoln, NE. 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €2.56 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Omaha to Lincoln 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 €11 whenever you decide to board the train to Lincoln.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Omaha to Lincoln 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 Omaha to Lincoln?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Omaha, 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.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak California Zephyr11h 3m€12.36

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Omaha 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 Omaha to Lincoln?

The distance between Omaha and Lincoln is approximately 46 miles, or 75 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 3 minutes, As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Omaha to Lincoln are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Monday 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 Omaha at 23:00 and arrives in Lincoln about an hour later.

Is there a direct train from Omaha 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 Omaha. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Omaha to Lincoln for €14.30.

City Information

Omaha

Once known as the “Gateway to the West,” Omaha effortlessly blends its rich historical heritage with modern growth. To catch an air of the city’s old-town vibe, head towards the Old Market quarter. Featuring brick-paved streets along with horse-drawn carriages, the area is an idyllic time capsule that offers a glimpse into the past. Also situated within the quarter are the Joslyn Art Museum and the Omaha Children’s Museum. Animal lovers might want to check out Omaha’s Doorly Zoo or the Aquarium, which features cute Rockhopper penguins as well as a 70-foot shark tunnel.

Steakhouses dominate the city’s restaurant scene, but there has been a recent boom of modern eateries. If you wish to enjoy these modern foods, Kitchen Table will offer everything you need.

The busiest bus station in the city is the Burlington Trailways Terminal downtown. For trains, the main Amtrak station is located on S 9th St, not too far from the bus station. Omaha is served by Amtrak’s California Zephyr line. The city’s principal airport is the Eppley Airfield, located 3 miles northeast of downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Omaha?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Omaha.

Where is the train station in Lincoln?

Arrival stations

Lincoln has one train station.

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