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St Louis - Normal Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 5 daily train trips between St Louis and Normal. The average train journey from St Louis to Normal takes 2 hours and 41 minutes, but some Amtrak Lincoln Service train trips are as short as 2 hours and 33 minutes.

Distance145 mi (234 km)
Fastest train2h 33m
Lowest price$16.00
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines3

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Amtrak Texas Eagle

The bathrooms could be a little cleaner

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between St Louis and Normal cost $17.60, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 23 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $18.88 more.

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Mark your calendar for December if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from St Louis to Normal. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $22. If you're planning a trip from St Louis to Normal during July, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $28 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from St Louis to Normal?

There are 3 train lines with service from St Louis to Normal. Amtrak Lincoln Service is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 3 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 37m$33.53
Amtrak Lincoln Service32h 35m$25.98
Amtrak Texas Eagle12h 59m$60.29
  • 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 St Louis to Normal every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $16.

  • 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 train tickets from St Louis to Normal start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to Normal. Amtrak Texas Eagle in St Louis leaves from Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St . And in Normal trains arrive at Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir .

    From St Louis to Normal train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 2 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to Normal faster, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 33 minutes.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between St Louis and Normal is approximately 145 miles, or 234 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 33 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

Friday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from St Louis to Normal. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Friday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs St Louis at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from St Louis to Normal.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Normal to St Louis.

City Information

St Louis

St. Louis, MO - STL-0

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St. Louis, MO - STL-1

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St. Louis, MO - STL-2

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St. Louis is one of several major cities in the state of Missouri and it is uniquely located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The city is usually recognized by its most distinctive feature, the Gateway Arch, thanks to which it is the only city in the United States that has a national park in the heart of its downtown district. The Arch is a must-see attraction and you can even take a tram to the top for some incredible views of the St. Louis skyline.

Some of the other truly unique attractions you can visit while you’re in town include the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis where you can check out an incredible collection of dolls, dollhouses and vignettes, and the City Museum where you can ride down a 10-story spiral slide (yup, you read that right.) For a great outdoor experience, stop by the gorgeous Missouri Botanical Garden, and then take a stroll through Citygarden where you will find various quirky statues and installations worthy of being featured in your Instagram feed.

Ale enthusiasts would be excited to know that St. Louis is one of the best craft beer cities in the U.S. as well as one of the cheapest drinking cities. That means your party budget could take you a long way. Unsurprisingly, the city is also among the best spring break destinations on a budget.

The main bus and train station in St. Louis, Gateway Station, is located right in the center of downtown, not far from the Gateway Arch, which makes coming in and out of the city a breeze.

Normal

Normal is a town in North Bloomington, adjacent to Bloomington. The town got its unique name in 1865 from the Illinois State Normal University, a normal school that is a teacher-training institution. Normal features the Children's Discovery Museum, Illinois State University Planetarium and Carden Park for children, and the David Davis Mansion and McLean County Museum of History for history buffs. If you're interested in exploring the outdoors, you can take a walk on the Hidden Creek Nature Sanctuary or Constitution Trail or play on the Ironwood Golf Course. Sports lovers can also check out the Redbird Arena, where basketball games are held.

Normal features a vibrant entertainment scene with different breweries and beer halls. You can participate in the Illinois Shakespeare Festival or watch shows at the Normal Theater. Normal also has a vineyard and wine bars, with most activities available in Uptown Normal, the micro-urban city center. The Uptown area has different entertainment venues, dining, and retail establishments.

You can visit Normal, Illinois, by train or bus. The city is accessible from many other cities by train, including Amtrak, Amtrak Texas Eagle, and Amtrak Lincoln Service. As for the bus lines, you can access the city from over 80 other cities onboard buses from Jefferson Lines, Amtrak Thruway, and Burlington Trailways.

Station Information

Where is the train station in St Louis?

Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St - STLAMT-0

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Main departure station: Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

Gateway Station opened in 2008 to consolidate St Louis’ transportation services into one central hub. The station’s award-winning design includes a pedestrian walkway with expansive colored glass windows overlooking the train tracks. Perfectly located in the heart of downtown St Louis, the station is surrounded by bars, restaurants, and hotels and is just a few blocks from Busch Stadium and the iconic Gateway Arch. Amenities inside the station include free Wifi, a food court, and a lounge for Amtrak’s First Class passengers. Gateway Station is a major stop for intercity bus service, several Amtrak train lines, and the city’s MetroLink which can connect you with the St Louis Lambert International Airport in just 30 minutes.

All train stations in St Louis:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th 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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