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Champaign - Homewood Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 3 daily train trips available from Champaign to Homewood. Traveling by train from Champaign to Homewood usually takes one hour and 41 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak City of New Orleans train can make the trip in one hour and 31 minutes.

Distance104 mi (167 km)
Fastest train1h 31m
Lowest price$12.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Illini Service
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Champaign to Homewood

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)




November 5, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Saluki

Very reasonable prices, user-friendly, super easy to book and understand. It was an overall pleasant experience that I would recommend and definitely use again. Thank You Wanderu!



March 18, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Cons: The pet policy needs to be fully enforced or not at all. Tips: They do not charge for pets but will on occasions.



January 14, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Illini Service

Om the app they need to tell you when the next stop is going to be because the staff talk fast and mumbled the next stop and it be hard to understand



October 14, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Saluki

Pros: Very comfortable. Cons: More help with the luggage for the elderly. Tips: Nonr.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Champaign and Homewood cost $21.93, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 26 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $31.24 more.

Average prices by travel date


The average cost of a one-way train trip from Champaign to Homewood is expected to fluctuate between $19 and $36 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Homewood in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Champaign is $19.

Monthly average prices

Ticket prices for the train from Champaign to Homewood often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in April when the average ticket price is only $20. If you're thinking of traveling from Champaign to Homewood during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $33 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Champaign to Homewood. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 26 days before departure, you can save around $31.24. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Champaign to Homewood?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans11h 31m$35.60
Amtrak Illini Service11h 48m$19.48
Amtrak Saluki11h 46m$25.52
  • The City of New Orleans is an Amtrak route that runs daily trains from Chicago to New Orleans and vice versa. The City of New Orleans includes a sightseer lounge with panoramic windows for the best views of the five states along the route. Affordable Coach seats cost about for a trip from Champaign to Homewood. However, the City of New Orleans also offers private roomettes and bedrooms for added comfort and luxury (and a higher price). Passengers who book sleeper accommodations will enjoy included meals, and all passengers can stop into the cafe car to purchase meals and snacks.

  • Since 1973, Amtrak's Illini Service has provided reliable train transportation to 11 Illinois cities. The Illini operates as an evening commuter train from Chicago to Carbondale, while its sister train, the Amtrak Saluki, runs the morning route. Commuters rely on this service as a safe and convenient transportation option every day. Each train offers WiFi and power outlets, plus a cafe car and business class seating. Illini trains meet the highest federal standard for reducing emissions, with up to 90% less greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Since its inception in 2006, the Amtrak Saluki line has offered daily train trips between Chicago and Carbondale. The Amtrak Saluki operates along 500 kilometers of railroad, stopping at numerous midwestern towns like Kankakee, Rantoul, and Effingham. The trains on this line are equipped with onboard WiFi, power outlets, air conditioning, and a cafe car, with the option to upgrade to business class seating. This line is known for using trains that produce 90% fewer carbon emissions than other trains, meaning that your trip is green as well as convenient.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Champaign and Homewood is approximately 104 miles, or 167 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 31 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains from Champaign to Homewood are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Champaign at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

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

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

City Information


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Champaign, IL - CHM-1

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A significant hub for the Silicone Prairie, Champaign is a stunning city with many exciting landmarks to visit. The downtown area of Champaign is perhaps its busiest area, with over 40 different bars, art galleries, and boutique shops for you to enjoy. To enjoy arthouse films or independent productions, head over to the Art Theater, which also hosts special screenings. The campustown area near the University of Illinois hosts not only cheap eateries but also fine dining spots. The area tends to get crowded at night since students will be out on the street to enjoy the hopping nightlife.

As a busy college town, Champaign naturally has a very vibrant food scene with many excellent dining options. Radio Maria is a unique Spanish establishment with very colorful Spanish decorations and amazing tapas dishes. Those who want something more exotic and exciting could check out DESTIHL, which offers unique home-cooked dishes and great artisan beers.

The Illinois Terminal is Champaign's primary bus and train station, served by Amtrak, Burlington Trailways, Jefferson Lines, and Greyhound. From Champaign, you can continue your journey and visit some of the other top destinations in Illinois.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Champaign?

Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave  - CHMAMT-0

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Main departure station: Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

The Illinois Terminal is located at 45 East University Avenue in Champaign. The transport center opened in 1999, and now provides bus and train service in the Champaign-Urbana area. The terminal is served by Amtrak, Burlington Trailways, Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, and local mass transit. Make sure to wait in the correct station building; Champaign’s old train station, dating to 1898, is just across the street. The Illinois Terminal offers short-term parking, fast food, and even meeting spaces and banquet halls. Thanks to the station’s convenient location, some of the best restaurants and bars in downtown Champaign are just a short walk away.

All train stations in Champaign:

  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

Where is the train station in Homewood?

Main arrival station: 18015 Park Ave

Homewood has one train station.

All train stations in Homewood:

  • 18015 Park Ave

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