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How much are train tickets from East Lansing to Champaign?

Lowest Price$44.00
Fastest Train10h 39m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1
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East Lansing-Champaign Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from East Lansing to Champaign 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from East Lansing to Champaign?

In the last month, $44.00 was the average price of a train ticket from East Lansing, MI to Champaign, IL. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from East Lansing to Champaign?

The distance between East Lansing and Champaign is approximately 266 miles, or 428 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 39 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 East Lansing to Champaign are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Saturday 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 East Lansing at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. 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 East Lansing to Champaign?

Trains leave the station in East Lansing twice a day, so thre are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Champaign to East Lansing. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from East Lansing to Champaign for $53.00.

What train services are there from East Lansing to Champaign?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects East Lansing to Champaign. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak212h 46m$44.00

Where is the train station in East Lansing?

There is one train station in East Lansing:

  • Train Station - 1240 S Harrison Rd E

Where is the train station in Champaign?

Champaign has one train station:

  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

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