Trains from Lincoln to Normal

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Lincoln - Normal Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Lincoln to Normal. Traveling by train from Lincoln to Normal usually takes around 31 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lincoln Service train can make the trip in 28 minutes.

Distance32 mi (52 km)
Fastest train0h 28m
Lowest price$3.50
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines3

What is the price of a train ticket from Lincoln to Normal?

In the last month, $3.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Lincoln, IL to Normal, IL. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $3.63 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Lincoln to Normal by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $4 whenever you decide to board the train to Normal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Lincoln to Normal remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Lincoln to Normal?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 29m$4.64
Amtrak Lincoln Service20h 30m$3.68
Amtrak Texas Eagle10h 35m$6.07
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Lincoln to Normal every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $4.

  • 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 Normal start from $4, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to Normal. Amtrak Texas Eagle in Lincoln leaves from 101 N Chicago St . And in Normal trains arrive at Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir .

    From Lincoln to Normal train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 0 hours and 35 minutes. If you are looking to get to Normal faster, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 28 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Lincoln and Normal is approximately 32 miles, or 52 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 28 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Normal.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Lincoln to Normal tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. 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 Sunday 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 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Normal?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Lincoln to Normal.

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

Main arrival station: Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir

Normal has one train station.

All train stations in Normal:

  • Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir

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