Cheap train tickets from Champaign to Normal


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How much are train tickets from Champaign to Normal?

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Fastest9h 49m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Champaign to Normal?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Champaign to Normal 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 Normal was $31.50. 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 Normal?

The distance between Champaign and Normal is approximately 48.04 miles, or 77.29 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 11 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 49 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 Normal?

On Saturday trains from Champaign to Normal 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Champaign to Normal

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Normal. One train carrier operates regular service on the Champaign to Normal route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Champaign to Normal, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Champaign to Normal, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Champaign to Normal, which start at $12.00.

One train company connects Champaign to Normal


Amtrak train tickets from Champaign to Normal start from $30.00, and on average cost $48.34. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Normal. Amtrak in Champaign leaves from Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave, And in Normal trains arrive at Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir,

From Champaign to Normal train travel on Amtrak takes 11 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to Normal faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 49 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Normal on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $53.23 for a one-way weekend reservation from Champaign.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Champaign on their way to Normal. 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 Normal from Champaign. These are the busiest arriving stations in Normal:
  • Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir