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About Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

Amtrak Illinois Zephyr is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak Illinois Zephyr tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, Amtrak Illinois Zephyr serves 61 routes, connecting 10 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Amtrak Illinois Zephyr runs an average of 18 trips per day and 254 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $4.00 to $85.00 based on a variety of factors.

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Amtrak Illinois Zephyr train Coverage

Daily Trips18
stations10
cities10
countries1

Amtrak Illinois Zephyr train amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet
SnacksSnacks
WiFiWiFi

Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

Overall review score for Amtrak Illinois Zephyr
4.4
Based on 17 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Mendota to Chicago with Amtrak Illinois Zephyr report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Staff
4.3
Value
4.0
Condition
4.7
Janice
4.0
October 7, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Close to home.
Cons
Be on time.
Janice
4.0
September 28, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Comfortable trip!
Cons
More on time!
Bessie
4.0
June 29, 2019Vacation
Pros
Loved taking the train into Chicago instead of driving.
Cons
A little confusing at Union station. Had trouble figuring out where to go to get on the train back to mendota.

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Galesburg to Chicago with Amtrak Illinois Zephyr report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Less
5.0
July 13, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Very relaxing, didn’t have to drive.
Cons
Nothing, everything was great.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Chicago to Kewanee with Amtrak Illinois Zephyr report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Penny
5.0
June 3, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was nice
Cons
Sometimes the train go to fast

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Plano to Chicago with Amtrak Illinois Zephyr report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
2.5
Value
3.5
Condition
4.5
Katherine J
4.0
November 24, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Smooth, direct and comfortable.
Cons
The train was 1 hour late for trip into Chicago. Heard it was engine problem😳
Tips
Dress warm Incase train is late as the depot was not open.
Tashawna
1.0
November 2, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The train was full and I had to stand up the whole way. I had three small children. There was an empty car but we were told that it was not in service.
Cons
Enough seating for everyone.
Tips
Be prepared to possibly stand.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Quincy to Chicago with Amtrak Illinois Zephyr report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
5.0
Value
4.5
Condition
5.0
Nickey
5.0
September 26, 2019Couples trip
Pros
The amtrak staff was exceedingly kind and equally helpful
Cons
Frozen veggies from the cafe car🙄
Tips
Early is on time!
Cynthia
5.0
August 15, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was short and peaceful. The guys helped me with my bags.
Tips
Travel business class.

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Chicago to Galesburg with Amtrak Illinois Zephyr report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Mahalia
4.0
July 13, 2019Couples trip
Pros
It was my boyfriend and I first time on the train and it was a wonderful experience and would definitely ride the train again in the future

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from La Grange to Mendota with Amtrak Illinois Zephyr report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Catherine
4.0
September 6, 2019Visiting family
Cons
For new train travelers, something to tell them which side of the tracks, or where on the platform to wait would be helpful.

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Macomb to Chicago with Amtrak Illinois Zephyr report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
John
5.0
November 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
So much more relaxing than driving in city traffic
Cons
Can't think of any needed improvments

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Macomb to La Grange with Amtrak Illinois Zephyr report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Princeton to Naperville with Amtrak Illinois Zephyr report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0

Is there WiFi onboard Amtrak Illinois Zephyr?

Yes Amtrak Illinois Zephyr offers WiFi connection onboard their train trips. Though most trips with Amtrak Illinois Zephyr will have WiFi as advertised, some trips might not come equipped with Wifi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Illinois Zephyr WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends, you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets on a Amtrak Illinois Zephyr train? Are there USB plugs?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Illinois Zephyr train trips. You can generally find one or two plugs per row of seats, so be a good traveler and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power outlet USB converter that typically come with most phones and tablets. Since Amtrak Illinois Zephyr might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power outlets. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

Does Amtrak Illinois Zephyr offer will call tickets, that you pick up at the station?

No, currently Amtrak Illinois Zephyr does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station or stop.

Do you need an ID to get on a Amtrak Illinois Zephyr train?

Yes, Amtrak Illinois Zephyr requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, like a college ID, won’t work.

Can you use your phone to board Amtrak Illinois Zephyr?

Yes, you can board Amtrak Illinois Zephyr by showing your E Ticket on your phone. The E Ticket is emailed to when you make your reservation. To save yourself the trouble of digging through your inbox to find your ticket, get the Wanderu app and pull up your ticket with one click.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Illinois Zephyr trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Illinois Zephyr train trips. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages offered onboard Amtrak Illinois Zephyr trips?

Amtrak Illinois Zephyr provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Check with the carrier if snacks are for sale, and pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Illinois Zephyr ticket?

Amtrak Illinois Zephyr does not require a printed ticket to board the train. An E Ticket is sent to you by email that you can load on most electronic devices. You will want to have your ticket ready to be displayed as you board for the agent to scan. We recommend you download the Wanderu app, as it gives you super easy access to E Tickets for your upcoming trips for most carriers. As back up, road warriors recommend taking a screenshot of your E Ticket. That way, you won’t be fumbling around in case your internet connection cuts out.

Does Amtrak Illinois Zephyr offer any premium features like extra legroom, movies or TV?

Amtrak Illinois Zephyr goes the extra distance to deliver up-class offerings to its customers. Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Illinois Zephyr advertises that they offer extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you might get varies from carrier to carrier, but getting extra is always good.

Amtrak Illinois Zephyr serves travelers in United States of America with train service to 10 destinations. These are the most popular Amtrak Illinois Zephyr schedules and routes.

Galesburg to Chicago
Daily Trips1
Price$19.00
Quincy to Chicago
Daily Trips1
Price$26.00
Chicago to Macomb
Daily Trips1
Price$21.00
Mendota to Chicago
Daily Trips1
Price$12.00
Princeton to Chicago
Daily Trips1
Price$12.00

Cheap Amtrak Illinois Zephyr tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 18 Amtrak Illinois Zephyr trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Illinois Zephyr tickets start at just $4.00. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users. As these bargains are in really high demand, they’re poised to sell out fast and may no longer be available. Chill. As mom used to say in middle school, there’s plenty of fish in the sea. We can help you catch them all!

Naperville to Quincy
Travel dateTue Feb 25
Lowest price$29.00
Quincy to Chicago
Travel dateSun Feb 23
Lowest price$26.00
La Grange to Macomb
Travel dateFri Feb 28
Lowest price$19.00
Kewanee to Galesburg
Travel dateSun Feb 23
Lowest price$5.00
Plano to Macomb
Travel dateSun Mar 1
Lowest price$15.00