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traveling from Champaign to Chicago by train

Cheapest price$15.00
Shortest Duration2h 46m
Trips per day3
train carriers4
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Champaign to Chicago?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from Champaign to Chicago is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Champaign to Chicago were $20.60. By booking 0 days out, tickets are on average $0.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Champaign to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Champaign to Chicago by train is at 6:00 AM on Friday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 8:00 AM on Tuesday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily train trips are there from Champaign to Chicago?

On average there are 3 train trips per day. Amtrak has the most options for departures from Champaign to Chicago, with an average of 1 trip per day and 20 monthly trips. 4 train carriers currently travel from Champaign to Chicago. Of the 3 trips there are 2 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from Champaign start at $17.00.

train lines that run from Champaign to Chicago

Amtrak Saluki

Amtrak Saluki operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Champaign to Chicago. The average Amtrak Saluki ticket to Chicago costs $17.56. Cheap Amtrak Saluki tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $15.00. In Champaign, Amtrak Saluki departs from Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave and no other station. In Chicago, Amtrak Saluki arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Saluki from Champaign to Chicago takes 2 hours and 47 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Saluki trip will get you to Chicago in 2 hours and 46 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Saluki offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $20.20 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Amtrak Saluki
Amtrak Saluki
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Avg. Time
2h 47m
Avg. Price
$17.56

Amtrak Illini Service

Amtrak Illini Service operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Champaign to Chicago. The average Amtrak Illini Service ticket to Chicago costs $17.85. Cheap Amtrak Illini Service tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $15.00. In Champaign, Amtrak Illini Service departs from Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave and no other station. In Chicago, Amtrak Illini Service arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Illini Service from Champaign to Chicago takes 2 hours and 47 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Illini Service trip will get you to Chicago in 2 hours and 46 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Illini Service offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $19.66 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Amtrak Illini Service
Amtrak Illini Service
Air conditioning
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Extra legroom
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Power outlet
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WiFi
Avg. Time
2h 47m
Avg. Price
$17.85

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Amtrak City of New Orleans operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Champaign to Chicago. The average Amtrak City of New Orleans ticket to Chicago costs $22.65. Cheap Amtrak City of New Orleans tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $12.00. In Champaign, Amtrak City of New Orleans departs from Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave and no other station. In Chicago, Amtrak City of New Orleans arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak City of New Orleans from Champaign to Chicago takes 3 hours and 5 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak City of New Orleans trip will get you to Chicago in 2 hours and 46 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak City of New Orleans offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $23.18 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Amtrak City of New Orleans
Amtrak City of New Orleans
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Avg. Time
3h 5m
Avg. Price
$22.65

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Champaign to Chicago. The average Amtrak ticket to Chicago costs $33.19. Cheap Amtrak tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $29.00. In Champaign, Amtrak departs from Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave and no other station. In Chicago, Amtrak arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Champaign to Chicago takes 6 hours and 5 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Chicago in 2 hours and 46 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $36.68 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
6h 5m
Avg. Price
$33.19

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Champaign. Most train trips to Chicago will depart from Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave.
  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave
Train trips arrive in Chicago at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Union Station - 225 S Canal St are the main train stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Champaign.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St