Cheap Carbondale to Chicago train tickets

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How much are Carbondale to Chicago train tickets?

Lowest Price$31.00
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Overall score for Carbondale to Chicago
4.8
Based on 5 reviews
Amtrak Illini Service
4.5
Based on 2 reviews
Based on 2 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Illini Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.5
Condition
4.5
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Susan
4.0
September 20, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Scenery
Cons
Bathroom smelled very bad!
Hayley
5.0
August 18, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I liked how easy it was to book a ticket and how spacious the train was. I also appreciated the different time frames I could book back to my destination.
Cons
Not sure. Seemed very easy and convenient to book a ticket. Prices seem the same as booking directly through Amtrak, though.
Amtrak Saluki
5.0
Based on 3 reviews
Based on 3 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Saluki report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.3
Value
4.7
Condition
4.7
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Linda
5.0
September 19, 2019Couples trip
Cons
The seat backs could lean back more so one can recline to promote better rest and relieve back discomfort in older adults
Tips
Pack light so you can easily lift luggage onto overhead racks
David
5.0
August 6, 2019Vacation
Pros
It was a safe and quiet trip.
Cons
Nothing.
Pat
5.0
June 6, 2019Vacation
Pros
Conductor was very pleasant and helpful. Smooth trip. No complaints..
Cons
Unaware I had to pay for parking at Amtrak station in Carbondale. Received $14.00 parking fees/violations.

How to find cheap train tickets from Carbondale to Chicago ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Carbondale to Chicago is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Carbondale to Chicago was $37.92. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 28 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $18.60 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Carbondale to Chicago ? How far is Carbondale to Chicago ?

The distance between Carbondale to Chicago is 299.06 miles or 481.17 km. A train trip from Carbondale to Chicago typically takes 6 hours and 49 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Illini Service. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 5 hours and 30 minutes to get from Carbondale to Chicago.

Going from Carbondale to Chicago by train takes over 6 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Wednesday trains from Carbondale to Chicago 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 Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak City of New Orleans has the most connections between Carbondale to Chicago

Typically there are 3 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. On the route to Chicago 4 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak City of New Orleans offers the most scheduled departures between Carbondale to Chicago, usually offering one departure per day. 3 train trips per day are direct connections to Chicago, 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 Chicago, which start at $27.00.

Carbondale to Chicago is served by 4 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Carbondale to Chicago start from $57.00, and on average cost $64.43. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Carbondale leaves from 401 S Illinois Ave, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Carbondale to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 30 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $66.49 for a one-way weekend reservation from Carbondale.

Restroom
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Power outlet
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Avg. Time
10h 41m
Avg. Price
$64.43

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Amtrak City of New Orleans train tickets from Carbondale to Chicago start from $31.00, and on average cost $37.62. Daily there are 1 Amtrak City of New Orleans schedules to Chicago. Amtrak City of New Orleans in Carbondale leaves from 401 S Illinois Ave, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Carbondale to Chicago train travel on Amtrak City of New Orleans takes 6 hours and 0 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak City of New Orleans offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 30 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak City of New Orleans scheduled trip per day, which will cost $38.11 for a one-way weekend reservation from Carbondale.

Restroom
Snacks
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Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 0m
Avg. Price
$37.62

Amtrak Illini Service

Amtrak Illini Service train tickets from Carbondale to Chicago start from $31.00, and on average cost $40.99. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Illini Service schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Illini Service in Carbondale leaves from 401 S Illinois Ave, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Carbondale to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Illini Service takes 5 hours and 30 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Illini Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost $45.96 for a one-way weekend reservation from Carbondale.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 30m
Avg. Price
$40.99

Amtrak Saluki

Amtrak Saluki train tickets from Carbondale to Chicago start from $31.00, and on average cost $39.28. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Saluki schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Saluki in Carbondale leaves from 401 S Illinois Ave, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Carbondale to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Saluki takes 5 hours and 30 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Saluki scheduled trip per day, which will cost $42.06 for a one-way weekend reservation from Carbondale.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 30m
Avg. Price
$39.28

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart Carbondale on their way to Chicago. The busiest departure station in Carbondale serving this route is 401 S Illinois Ave.
  • 401 S Illinois Ave
There is one train station where trains arrive in Chicago from Carbondale., The busiest departure station in Carbondale serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St