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Lincoln-Galesburg Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Lincoln to Galesburg. Traveling by train from Lincoln to Galesburg usually takes around 8 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance76 mi (123 km)
Fastest train4h 20m
Lowest price$25.50
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Lincoln to Galesburg?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Lincoln, Illinois to Galesburg, Illinois. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak38h 16m$35.17
  • Amtrak

    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 3 Amtrak trains from Lincoln to Galesburg every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $26.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Lincoln to Galesburg 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Lincoln to Galesburg?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Lincoln to Galesburg. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Lincoln to Galesburg?

The distance between Lincoln and Galesburg is approximately 76 miles, or 123 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 20 minutes.

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 Galesburg are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Tuesday 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 10:00am. 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 Galesburg?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Galesburg 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 Galesburg?

Arrival stations

Galesburg has one train station.

Need a return trip from Galesburg to Lincoln?

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