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Gilman-Effingham Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Gilman to Effingham. Traveling by train from Gilman to Effingham usually takes around 3 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Saluki train can make the trip in one hour and 44 minutes.

Distance117 mi (189 km)
Fastest train1h 44m
Lowest price$11.50
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Gilman to Effingham?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak16h 3m$14.83
Amtrak Illini Service11h 45m$16.67
Amtrak Saluki11h 44m$14.50
  • Amtrak


    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Gilman to Effingham every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $12.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Gilman to Effingham 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 Gilman to Effingham?

The distance between Gilman and Effingham is approximately 117 miles, or 189 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 44 minutes. 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 Gilman to Effingham 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 Monday 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 Gilman at 9:00am 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.

Is there a direct train from Gilman to Effingham?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Effingham. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Effingham to Gilman.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Gilman?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Gilman.

Where is the train station in Effingham?

Arrival stations

Effingham has one train station.

Need a return trip from Effingham to Gilman?

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