Cheap train tickets from Carbondale to Champaign

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How much are train tickets from Carbondale to Champaign?

Lowest Price$18.00
Fastest2h 44m
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How much does a train ticket from Carbondale to Champaign cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Carbondale to Champaign were $18.00.

The best way to find cheap deals on train tickets from Carbondale to Champaign is by booking earlier as most train companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $5.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the train ride from Carbondale to Champaign?

The distance between Carbondale and Champaign is approximately 173.26 miles, or 278.77 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 2 hours and 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 44 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Carbondale to Champaign?

On Monday trains from Carbondale to Champaign are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Illini Service has the most connections between Carbondale to Champaign

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Champaign. On the route to Champaign 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Illini Service offers the most scheduled departures between Carbondale to Champaign, usually offering one departure per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to Champaign, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Carbondale to Champaign, which start at $32.00.

Here are the 3 train companies that operate from Carbondale to Champaign

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Amtrak City of New Orleans train tickets from Carbondale to Champaign start from $18.00, and on average cost $22.80. Daily there are 1 Amtrak City of New Orleans schedules to Champaign. Amtrak City of New Orleans in Carbondale leaves from 401 S Illinois Ave, And in Champaign trains arrive at Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave,

From Carbondale to Champaign train travel on Amtrak City of New Orleans takes 2 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Champaign faster, Amtrak City of New Orleans offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 44 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Champaign on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak City of New Orleans scheduled trip per day, which will cost $25.33 for a one-way weekend reservation from Carbondale.

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Avg. Time
2h 50m
Avg. Price
$22.80

Amtrak Illini Service

Amtrak Illini Service train tickets from Carbondale to Champaign start from $18.00, and on average cost $22.06. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Illini Service schedules to Champaign. Amtrak Illini Service in Carbondale leaves from 401 S Illinois Ave, And in Champaign trains arrive at Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave,

From Carbondale to Champaign train travel on Amtrak Illini Service takes 2 hours and 44 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Champaign on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Illini Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost $22.63 for a one-way weekend reservation from Carbondale.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 44m
Avg. Price
$22.06

Amtrak Saluki

Amtrak Saluki train tickets from Carbondale to Champaign start from $18.00, and on average cost $22.09. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Saluki schedules to Champaign. Amtrak Saluki in Carbondale leaves from 401 S Illinois Ave, And in Champaign trains arrive at Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave,

From Carbondale to Champaign train travel on Amtrak Saluki takes 2 hours and 44 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Champaign on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Saluki scheduled trip per day, which will cost $22.63 for a one-way weekend reservation from Carbondale.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 44m
Avg. Price
$22.09

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Carbondale on their way to Champaign. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Carbondale are:
  • 401 S Illinois Ave
There is one train station where trains arrive in Champaign from Carbondale. These are the busiest arriving stations in Champaign:
  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave