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About Rockford

Located on the banks of the Rock River, Rockford is one of Illinois' best vacation destinations and the state's fourth-largest city. With its vast, green open spaces, golf courses, four rivers, and Rock Cut State Park, this city offers many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Rockford is often referred to as the City of Gardens, owing to its numerous beautifully-landscaped areas. The Anderson Japanese Gardens boasts the reputation of being one of the highest-quality Japanese gardens in North America, with picturesque water features and exotic plants; the perfect place for an afternoon stroll.

Head indoors to Rockford's museums on cooler days, including the Riverfront Museum Park and the Burpee Museum of Natural History. Finish the day with tickets for a show at the Coronado Performing Arts Centre and enjoy the atmospheric-style theatre and movie house's outstanding interior architecture.

Rockford is conveniently situated near three airports, Rockford International, Chicago O'Hare International, and Dane County Regional. Bus service runs from these airports and Union Station in Chicago to easily access the city. In addition, Amtrak Thruway buses connect Rockford to Amtrak's rail network, with destinations via train including Detroit, St. Louis, and even New York.

What train companies travel to Rockford, Illinois?

Located in Illinois, Rockford is accessible by train from one other city. You can choose from 2 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Rockford on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

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

Train companies serving Rockford

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak1046h 36m$78.32
  • 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.

Which train carrier has the best service to Rockford?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Rockford by train with Amtrak giving them a 4.8 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak had the most comfortable train service to Rockford taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak offers. They rate Amtrak a 4 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Rockford punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Rockford, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$33.00 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Rockford, 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 Rockford. In the last month, trains from Chicago to Rockford had the lowest average price at $33.00.

The main train station in Rockford is Van Galder Bus Office. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Rockford.

The closest airport to Rockford is Chicago Rockford Intl Airport (RFD), it is located 5.3 miles from the city center of Rockford.
Rockford ranks number 25 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 394 in United States. Rockford ranks number 32 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Rockford via train service. On average 2 direct daily train trips serve Rockford.
The population of Rockford is 148278. Rockford ranks number 2 in terms of population in Illinois and number 117 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Rockford range from for a short trip to Rockford, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Rockford starts at , and a longer trip by train to Rockford 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 .
People who take the train to Rockford 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 Rockford 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 Rockford is Van Galder Bus Office, located just 6.6 miles away. Select Van Galder Bus Office as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Rockford. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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