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Lincoln-Alton Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Lincoln to Alton. Traveling by train from Lincoln to Alton usually takes around one hour and 42 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Texas Eagle train can make the trip in one hour and 40 minutes.

Distance97 mi (157 km)
Fastest train1h 40m
Lowest price$13.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Lincoln to Alton?

2 train services operate from Lincoln, Illinois to Alton, Illinois. Amtrak Lincoln Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Lincoln Service21h 45m$15.80
Amtrak Texas Eagle11h 40m$36.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Lincoln to Alton 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 Lincoln to Alton?

The distance between Lincoln and Alton is approximately 97 miles, or 157 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 40 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 Lincoln to Alton are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Wednesday 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 Lincoln at 12:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Lincoln to Alton?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Alton to Lincoln.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Lincoln?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Lincoln.

Where is the train station in Alton?

Arrival stations

Alton has one train station.

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