Trains from Lincoln to Alton

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Lincoln - Alton Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Lincoln to Alton. Traveling by train from Lincoln to Alton usually takes around one hour and 38 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Texas Eagle train can make the trip in one hour and 36 minutes.

Distance97 mi (157 km)
Fastest train1h 36m
Lowest price$13.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines3

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Which train should you take from Lincoln to Alton?

There are 3 train lines with service from Lincoln to Alton. Amtrak Lincoln Service is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 40m$16.40
Amtrak Lincoln Service21h 40m$15.05
Amtrak Texas Eagle11h 37m$22.43
  • 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 Lincoln to Alton every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $13.

  • Amtrak Lincoln Service

    Amtrak Lincoln Service

    Amtrak Lincoln Service is part of Amtrak's Illinois Service, providing rail transportation throughout Illinois. The Lincoln Service travels 284 miles between St. Louis and Chicago with nine intermediate stops. Amtrak Lincoln trains offer WiFi connectivity, power outlets, business class seating, and a cafe car to ensure passengers have the most comfortable journey possible.

  • Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from Lincoln to Alton start from $16, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to Alton. Amtrak Texas Eagle in Lincoln leaves from 101 N Chicago St . And in Alton trains arrive at Multi-Modal Transportation Center .

    From Lincoln to Alton train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 1 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to get to Alton faster, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 36 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Alton on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Texas Eagle scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Lincoln.

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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 36 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 departing from Lincoln to Alton tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. 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 Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

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 4 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?

Main departure station: 101 N Chicago St

There is one train station in Lincoln.

All train stations in Lincoln:

  • 101 N Chicago St

Where is the train station in Alton?

Main arrival station: Multi-Modal Transportation Center

Alton has one train station.

All train stations in Alton:

  • Multi-Modal Transportation Center

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