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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Champaign to Centralia. Traveling by train from Champaign to Centralia usually takes around one hour and 50 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak City of New Orleans train can make the trip in one hour and 49 minutes.

Distance120 mi (192 km)
Fastest train1h 49m
Lowest price$8.50
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak City of New Orleans
Train lines3

What is the price of a train ticket from Champaign to Centralia?

In the last month, $8.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Champaign, IL to Centralia, IL. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $8.50 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Champaign to Centralia by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $9 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Champaign to Centralia in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $16 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 19 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Centralia from Champaign will be about $8.50 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Champaign to Centralia?

There are 3 train lines with service from Champaign, Illinois to Centralia, Illinois. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans11h 50m$16.27
Amtrak Illini Service11h 52m$15.79
Amtrak Saluki11h 50m$15.45

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Champaign to Centralia during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Champaign to Centralia?

The distance between Champaign and Centralia is approximately 120 miles, or 192 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 49 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Champaign to Centralia are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Champaign at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Champaign to Centralia?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Champaign to Centralia.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Centralia to Champaign.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Champaign?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Champaign.

Where is the train station in Centralia?

Arrival stations

Centralia has one train station.

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