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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Lincoln, IL to Chicago, IL?

Lowest Price$15.00
Fastest Train3h 0m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Lincoln to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JunJul

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Lincoln to Chicago
4.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Lincoln Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Rodney
4.0
September 10, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The train is always on time and the stations are conveniently located. Good value for a trip and many times to choose from.
Cons
Need a way to purchase tickets at the Lincoln station. Does not need to be 24/7 There is someone working in the tourist/visitor center many times during the week. At least kiosk that a ticket can be purchased during the time the center is open. I bought mine through th...More
Tips
Interact with the staff on the train. They are always very friendly and helpful.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Lincoln to Chicago right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Lincoln to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $15.00 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Lincoln to Chicago. By booking your trip 15 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $8.85 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Lincoln to Chicago?

The distance between Lincoln and Chicago is approximately 150 miles, or 241 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours,

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 Lincoln to Chicago are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Lincoln to Chicago?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Chicago. 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 Chicago to Lincoln.

What train services are there from Lincoln to Chicago?

2 train services operate from Lincoln to Chicago. 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 Service23h 5m$16.74
Amtrak Texas Eagle13h 27m$17.16

Where is the train station in Lincoln?

There is one train station in Lincoln:

  • 101 N Chicago St

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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