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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Champaign to Kankakee. Traveling by train from Champaign to Kankakee usually takes around one hour and one minute, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance72 mi (116 km)
Fastest train1h 1m
Lowest price$9.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak City of New Orleans
Train lines3

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

In the last month, $10.23 was the average price of a train ticket from Champaign, IL to Kankakee, 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 2 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.84 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Kankakee from Champaign is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about $10 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Champaign to Kankakee by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $10 whenever you decide to board the train to Kankakee.

Prices as travel date approaches


Since the average price of train trips from Champaign to Kankakee remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Champaign to Kankakee?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans11h 1m$14.71
Amtrak Illini Service11h 1m$9.04
Amtrak Saluki11h 1m$9.09

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Champaign to Kankakee 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 Kankakee?

The distance between Champaign and Kankakee is approximately 72 miles, or 116 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour and 1 minute, 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 Kankakee are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Thursday 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 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Kankakee?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kankakee to Champaign. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Champaign to Kankakee for $28.00.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Champaign?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Champaign.

Where is the train station in Kankakee?

Arrival stations

Kankakee has one train station.

Need a return trip from Kankakee to Champaign?

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