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What train companies travel to Effingham, Illinois?

Located in Illinois, Effingham is accessible by train from 5 other cities. You can choose from 11 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Effingham on Wanderu. Amtrak Illini Service usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Effingham are also available.

Train companies serving Effingham

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak611d 2h 3m$216.23
Amtrak City of New Orleans103h 36m$38.18
Amtrak Illini Service93h 38m$34.07
Amtrak Saluki83h 38m$29.39
  • 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.

  • The City of New Orleans is an Amtrak route that runs daily trains from Chicago to New Orleans and vice versa. The City of New Orleans includes a sightseer lounge with panoramic windows for the best views of the five states along the route. However, the City of New Orleans also offers private roomettes and bedrooms for added comfort and luxury (and a higher price). Passengers who book sleeper accommodations will enjoy included meals, and all passengers can stop into the cafe car to purchase meals and snacks.

  • Since 1973, Amtrak's Illini Service has provided reliable train transportation to 11 Illinois cities. The Illini operates as an evening commuter train from Chicago to Carbondale, while its sister train, the Amtrak Saluki, runs the morning route. Commuters rely on this service as a safe and convenient transportation option every day. Each train offers WiFi and power outlets, plus a cafe car and business class seating. Illini trains meet the highest federal standard for reducing emissions, with up to 90% less greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Since its inception in 2006, the Amtrak Saluki line has offered daily train trips between Chicago and Carbondale. The Amtrak Saluki operates along 500 kilometers of railroad, stopping at numerous midwestern towns like Kankakee, Rantoul, and Effingham. The trains on this line are equipped with onboard WiFi, power outlets, air conditioning, and a cafe car, with the option to upgrade to business class seating. This line is known for using trains that produce 90% fewer carbon emissions than other trains, meaning that your trip is green as well as convenient.

Which train carrier has the best service to Effingham?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Effingham by train with Amtrak Illini Service giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Illini Service had the most comfortable train service to Effingham taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Illini Service offers. They rate Amtrak Illini Service a 5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Effingham punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Illini Service has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Effingham, rating them a 4.2 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$5.00 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Effingham, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Effingham. In the last month, trains from Champaign to Effingham had the lowest average price at $5.50.

The main train station in Effingham is 401 W National Ave. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Effingham.

Effingham ranks number 19 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 340 in United States. Effingham ranks number 14 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Effingham via train service. On average 11 direct daily train trips serve Effingham.
The population of Effingham is 12604. Effingham ranks number 21 in terms of population in Illinois and number 396 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Effingham range from for a short trip to Effingham, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Effingham starts at , and a longer trip by train to Effingham can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $151.
People who take the train to Effingham are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Effingham easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Effingham is 401 W National Ave, located just 0.3 miles away. Select 401 W National Ave as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Effingham. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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