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Champaign - Jackson Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Champaign to Jackson. Traveling by train from Champaign to Jackson usually takes around 12 hours and 38 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance551 mi (886 km)
Fastest train12h 38m
Lowest price$87.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak City of New Orleans
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Champaign to Jackson

Monthly average prices

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Which train should you take from Champaign to Jackson?

Amtrak City of New Orleans is the one and only train line which connects Champaign, Illinois to Jackson, Mississippi. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans112h 38m$101.67

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Champaign and Jackson is approximately 551 miles, or 886 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 38 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Champaign to Jackson 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Champaign at 10:00pm and arrives in Jackson around 12 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Champaign to Jackson?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Jackson with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Jackson to Champaign. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Champaign to Jackson for $164.00.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Champaign?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Champaign.

Where is the train station in Jackson?

Arrival stations

Jackson has one train station.

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