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What train companies travel to Princeton, Illinois?

Located in Illinois, Princeton is accessible by train from 29 other cities. You can choose from 121 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Princeton on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Train companies serving Princeton

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak3721d 8h 8m$236.20
Amtrak California Zephyr262h 34m$36.09
Amtrak Southwest Chief222h 27m$31.55
Amtrak Carl Sandburg91h 44m$19.69
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr91h 44m$24.30
  • Amtrak


    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.

  • Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak California Zephyr is one of the longest train routes in the United States, spanning from Chicago to Emeryville. With views of the Colorado and Mississippi rivers, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and the Rockies, it highlights some of the most stunning views the US has.

  • Amtrak Southwest Chief

    Amtrak Southwest Chief

    The Southwest Chief is a passenger train operated by America’s largest train service, Amtrak. The full route travels over 2,200 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, which takes over 43 hours. In addition to standard Coach Class seats, the Southwest Chief offers several sleeper cabin options on longer journeys. Amtrak’s Southwest Chief is consistently ranked as one of the most scenic train routes in America, thanks to the stunning views of the Painted Desert, the Red Cliffs of Sedona, and the Grand Canyon you’ll see from your train window.

  • Amtrak Carl Sandburg

    Amtrak Carl Sandburg

    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.

  • Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

    Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

    The Illinois Zephyr is a passenger train operated by Amtrak, running between Quincy and Chicago.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.

Which train carrier has the best service to Princeton?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Princeton by train with Amtrak Illinois Zephyr giving them a 5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Illinois Zephyr had the most comfortable train service to Princeton taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Illinois Zephyr offers. They rate Amtrak Illinois Zephyr 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 Princeton punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Carl Sandburg has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Princeton, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Princeton?

$5.50 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Princeton, 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 Princeton. In the last month, trains from Kewanee to Princeton had the lowest average price at $5.50.

Where is the train station in Princeton, IL?

The main train station in Princeton is 107 Bicentennial Dr. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Princeton.

Is Princeton a popular train travel destination?

Princeton ranks number 19 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 412 in United States. Princeton ranks number 16 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Princeton via train service. On average 20 direct daily train trips serve Princeton.

What is the population of Princeton?

The population of Princeton is 7594. Princeton ranks number 31 in terms of population in Illinois and number 631 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to Princeton cost?

Train tickets to Princeton range from $6 for a short trip to Princeton, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Princeton starts at , and a longer trip by train to Princeton 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 $54.

What type of traveler does Princeton attract?

People who take the train to Princeton 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 Princeton easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Princeton?

The closest train station to the city center of Princeton is 107 Bicentennial Dr, located just 1.2 miles away. Select 107 Bicentennial Dr as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Princeton. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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