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Chicago - Kewanee Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Chicago to Kewanee. Traveling by train from Chicago to Kewanee usually takes 2 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Carl Sandburg train can make the trip in 2 hours and 8 minutes.

Distance126 mi (203 km)
Fastest train2h 8m
Lowest price$13.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carl Sandburg
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Chicago to Kewanee

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Penny

June 3, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

Pros: It was nice. Cons: Sometimes the train go to fast.

What is the price of a train ticket from Chicago to Kewanee?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Chicago and Kewanee cost $20.23, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 29 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $14.93 more.

Average prices by travel date

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For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Chicago to Kewanee will range from $15 to $41. If you're planning to travel by train to Kewanee in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Chicago you can find in the next 7 days is $20. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during January. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Chicago to Kewanee, with the average price at just $23. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in November, when the average price goes up to $38. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Chicago to Kewanee on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time, you can save about $14.93 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Chicago to Kewanee?

2 train services operate from Chicago to Kewanee. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carl Sandburg12h 8m$20.89
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr12h 12m$28.87
  • The Amtrak Carl Sandburg, named after the Pulitzer-winning author, is a sister service to the Illinois Zephyr. Both operate daily services between Chicago and Quincy with additional stops in Naperville and Kewanee. Whether you buy a coach class or business class ticket, you'll have plenty of legroom and complimentary WiFi, plus access to refreshments at the onboard cafe.

  • The Illinois Zephyr is a passenger train operated by Amtrak, running between Quincy and Chicago. Taking the train from Chicago to Kewanee is a comfortable option, and tickets on this route cost on average. The Illinois Zephyr and its sister train, the Carl Sandburg, serve one of Amtrak's most popular lines. The train features amenities such as airline-style coach seating, a cafe on board, power outlets, restrooms, and Wi-Fi.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Chicago and Kewanee is approximately 126 miles, or 203 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 8 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

Trains departing from Chicago to Kewanee tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Saturday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Chicago at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Chicago twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Kewanee with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kewanee to Chicago.

City Information

Chicago

Known for its innovative architecture, cultural contributions to jazz and house music, and of course that irresistible deep-dish pizza, the many sights and experiences in Chicago make it one of the best urban vacation destinations for millennials and a top destination in Illinois.

You can't beat the views of the city and Lake Michigan from the SkyDeck in the Willis Tower; at over 1,300 feet, this is the highest observation deck in the U.S. Snap that classic selfie with the Bean in Millennium Park, then wander the many museums in nearby Grant Park. Navy Pier is a popular tourist hotspot for its parks, restaurants, and attractions right on Lake Michigan, and baseball fans will find paradise in Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and sports bars galore.

Chicago's enormous parks offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities in gorgeous urban settings. Many companies offer kayak rentals or boat tours on the Chicago River, with special tours running on Saint Patrick's Day, when the entire river is dyed green. When you’re ready to buy some souvenirs from your epic trip, hit the big brand stores on the Magnificent Mile, or shop local in neighborhoods like Andersonville and Wicker Park. And don't miss the chance to laugh until you cry at The Second City comedy theater, famous for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

Chicago is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the Midwest, and provides easy access to nearby destinations ideal for day trips, as well as international travel from two airports. Thanks to plenty of bus and train stations throughout the city, getting to the Windy City is a breeze.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago, IL - Union Station - CHIUST-0

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Main departure station: Chicago (Union Station), Illinois

The historic Chicago Union Station is the United States' third busiest train station and a hub for 15 Amtrak train lines with destinations throughout the country. The station also serves bus carriers like Greyhound, Indian Trails and Jefferson Lines, and offers connections to Metra commuter lines. Union Station is also just a quick walk to the nearest Chicago L lines. The current station was built in 1925, to replace the original one dating back to 1881, and today wows visitors with its impressive facade, massive columns, and opulent Great Hall. Located right in downtown and adjacent to the Chicago Loop, Union Station is equipped with many services and amenities, including phone charging stations, shops, and various food and drink options.

All train stations in Chicago:

  • Chicago (Union Station), Illinois

Where is the train station in Kewanee?

Main arrival station: 210 W Third St

Kewanee has one train station.

All train stations in Kewanee:

  • 210 W Third St

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