Cheap train tickets from Champaign to Carbondale

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How much are train tickets from Champaign to Carbondale?

Lowest Price$18.00
Fastest2h 47m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Champaign to Carbondale?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Champaign to Carbondale 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 Champaign to Carbondale was $18.00. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 20 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $12.50 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 ride from Champaign to Carbondale?

The distance between Champaign and Carbondale is approximately 173.26 miles, or 278.77 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 3 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 47 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 Champaign to Carbondale?

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

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

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Carbondale. On the route to Carbondale 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak City of New Orleans offers the most scheduled departures between Champaign to Carbondale, usually offering one departure per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to Carbondale, 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 Champaign to Carbondale, which start at $65.00.

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

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Amtrak City of New Orleans train tickets from Champaign to Carbondale start from $18.00, and on average cost $30.89. Daily there are 1 Amtrak City of New Orleans schedules to Carbondale. Amtrak City of New Orleans in Champaign leaves from Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave, And in Carbondale trains arrive at 401 S Illinois Ave,

From Champaign to Carbondale train travel on Amtrak City of New Orleans takes 2 hours and 47 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Carbondale on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak City of New Orleans scheduled trip per day, which will cost $49.11 for a one-way weekend reservation from Champaign.

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Avg. Time
2h 47m
Avg. Price
$30.89

Amtrak Illini Service

Amtrak Illini Service train tickets from Champaign to Carbondale start from $18.00, and on average cost $23.75. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Illini Service schedules to Carbondale. Amtrak Illini Service in Champaign leaves from Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave, And in Carbondale trains arrive at 401 S Illinois Ave,

From Champaign to Carbondale train travel on Amtrak Illini Service takes 3 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Carbondale faster, Amtrak Illini Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 47 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Carbondale on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Illini Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost $25.54 for a one-way weekend reservation from Champaign.

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Avg. Time
3h 20m
Avg. Price
$23.75

Amtrak Saluki

Amtrak Saluki train tickets from Champaign to Carbondale start from $18.00, and on average cost $22.99. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Saluki schedules to Carbondale. Amtrak Saluki in Champaign leaves from Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave, And in Carbondale trains arrive at 401 S Illinois Ave,

From Champaign to Carbondale train travel on Amtrak Saluki takes 3 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Carbondale faster, Amtrak Saluki offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 47 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Carbondale on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Saluki scheduled trip per day, which will cost $23.98 for a one-way weekend reservation from Champaign.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 20m
Avg. Price
$22.99

Plan your next adventure

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