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Cheap train tickets from Chicago to Carbondale, IL

Showing times and prices for May 28

Cheapest

$44

Average

$79

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Chicago to Carbondale, IL will cost around $ 79 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 44.

Cheapest
04:05PMUnion Station5h30 09:35PMCarbondale Station, IL
0 changes
$441One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:10PMUnion Station8h15 03:25AMCarbondale Station, IL
1 changes
$711One-way
01:45PMUnion Station11h15 01:00AMCarbondale Station, IL
1 changes
$811One-way
09:30AMUnion Station17h55 03:25AMCarbondale Station, IL
1 changes
$961One-way
09:30AMUnion Station15h30 01:00AMCarbondale Station, IL
1 changes
$1061One-way

Train schedule from Chicago to Carbondale, IL

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sat, May 28
09:30AMUnion Station17h55 03:25AMCarbondale Station, IL
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09:30AMUnion Station15h30 01:00AMCarbondale Station, IL
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01:45PMUnion Station11h15 01:00AMCarbondale Station, IL
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04:05PMUnion Station5h30 09:35PMCarbondale Station, IL
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07:10PMUnion Station8h15 03:25AMCarbondale Station, IL
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Fri
May 27
$76Amtrak
Sat
May 28
$44Amtrak
Sun
May 29
$76Amtrak
Mon
May 30
$76Amtrak
Tue
May 31
$44Amtrak
Wed
Jun 1
$35Amtrak
Thu
Jun 2
$35Amtrak
Fri
Jun 3
$44Amtrak
Sat
Jun 4
$44Amtrak
Sun
Jun 5
$57Amtrak
Mon
Jun 6
$35Amtrak
Tue
Jun 7
$35Amtrak
Wed
Jun 8
$35Amtrak
Thu
Jun 9
$35Amtrak
Fri
Jun 10
$36Amtrak
Sat
Jun 11
$45Amtrak
Sun
Jun 12
$45Amtrak
Mon
Jun 13
$35Amtrak
Tue
Jun 14
$35Amtrak
Wed
Jun 15
$36Amtrak
Thu
Jun 16
$35Amtrak

Fastest train times from Chicago to Carbondale, IL

Showing times and prices for May 28

Fastest Journey

5 h 30 m

Average

11 h 41 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

478 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Chicago for Carbondale, IL every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 478 km distance in an average of 11 h 41 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 30 m .

The slowest trains will take 17 h 55 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
04:05PMUnion Station5h30 09:35PMCarbondale Station, IL
0 changes
$441One-way
2nd Fastest
07:10PMUnion Station8h15 03:25AMCarbondale Station, IL
1 changes
$711One-way
01:45PMUnion Station11h15 01:00AMCarbondale Station, IL
1 changes
$811One-way
09:30AMUnion Station15h30 01:00AMCarbondale Station, IL
1 changes
$1061One-way
09:30AMUnion Station17h55 03:25AMCarbondale Station, IL
1 changes
$961One-way

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Overview: Train from Chicago to Carbondale, IL

distanceDistance296 miles (477 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price$55 (€48)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Chicago to Carbondale, IL cover the 296 miles (477 km) long route taking on average 5 h 16 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $55 (€48), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $35 (€31).

Train companies: Amtrak from Chicago to Carbondale, IL trains

Find the best trains to Carbondale, IL from Chicago with Omio's travel partners Amtrak from $35 (€31). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey between Chicago and Carbondale, IL, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Chicago to Carbondale, IL train information with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 17 min
  • Average Price: $35
  • Amtrak frequency: 2 a day

Amtrak has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Amtrak tickets to Carbondale, IL from Chicago and when traveling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

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FAQs

How much does a cheap train between Chicago and Carbondale, IL cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Chicago to Carbondale, IL trains for as little as $35 (€31)  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train between Chicago and Carbondale, IL?

The Chicago to Carbondale, IL train ticket price is on average $55 (€48)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.

How many miles is it from Chicago to Carbondale, IL by train?

The Chicago to Carbondale, IL train distance is approximately 296 miles (477 km).

What is the Chicago to Carbondale, IL train travel time?

The Chicago to Carbondale, IL train duration is on average 5 h 16 min, which is to be expected when traveling 296 miles (477 km) to Carbondale, IL from Chicago. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What train providers go from Chicago to Carbondale, IL?

If you're looking for trains from Chicago to Carbondale, IL, you can rely on Amtrak to get you to Carbondale, IL. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Chicago to Carbondale, IL route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Are there any nonstop train services from Chicago to Carbondale, IL?

Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day to Carbondale, IL from Chicago. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Amtrak. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.

How many train services per day are there from Chicago to Carbondale, IL?

On average, there are 2 trains a day from Chicago to Carbondale, IL. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Chicago to Carbondale, IL? When is the last train from Chicago to Carbondale, IL?

The earliest train for this route departs from Chicago at 9: 05 PM. The last train leaves from Chicago at 10: 05 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Chicago to Carbondale, IL and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

When should I book the Chicago to Carbondale, IL train for the best deals on tickets?

The price of a one way train ticket from Chicago to Carbondale, IL is on average $55 (€48) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Chicago to Carbondale, IL available a few months in advance.

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