The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Galesburg, IL to Chicago is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 3 trains that leave Galesburg, IL for Chicago every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||154 miles (248 km)|
|Average train ticket price||$45 (€40)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day|
Trains from Galesburg, IL to Chicago cover the 154 miles (248 km) long route taking on average 2 h 56 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 $45 (€40), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $45 (€40).
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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 to Chicago from Galesburg, IL, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.
Galesburg, IL to Chicago train information with Amtrak:
Galesburg, Illinois, is famous for its rich history and the Historic Site Association. It is proudly home to the first anti-slavery society in Illinois. Chicago is known for, among other greats, the spectacular Sears Tower, it's delicious pizza and hotdogs, and sports giants such as Chicago Fire, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Blackhawks. The distance from Galesburg to Chicago is approximately 198 miles (319 kilometers). Taking a train from Galesburg to Chicago is the most relaxed, comfortable and convenient mode of transport for traveling between the two cities. The journey between the two cities has a direct train connection, with no stops or train transfers along the way. Traveling from Galesburg by train takes an average of 2 hours 56 minutes. There are three direct trains per day for the train route from Galesburg to the Chicago Union Station.
Many train routes in the USA, including this one, are operated by Amtrak Company, the premier operator of passenger trains in the USA. The company makes the journey between the two cities relaxing and comfortable. Most Amtrak trains have complimentary WiFi, convenient and spacious seating arrangements, accommodation suitable for overnight travel, quiet trains, and onboard dining for long journeys. Although the trains are all operated by Amtrak company, there are disparities in the total trip time taken for the journey, the departure time, the train service route used and the transfer station.
The distance from Galesburg to Chicago is about 198 miles (319 kilometers). This distance from Galesburg train station to Chicago Union Station can be completed in an average duration of 2 hours, 56 minutes. Although the distance is the same, the length of the journey varies depending on the route service used. There are three service routes for the journey by train from Galesburg to Chicago. The Illinois and Carl Sandburg service both take 2 hours 56 minutes to travel from Galesburg to Chicago. The Southwest Chief train service takes a total duration of 3 hours 2 minutes to complete the journey between the two cities, so there's not a lot in it.
The train route from Galesburg train station to Chicago Union train station has a frequency of three direct trains per day. Three different services provide trains along this route. The first train departs from Galesburg at 7:37 a.m., the train offered by the Illinois service. Southwest Chief train service route leaves at 11:48 a.m. while trains by Carl Sandburg service route are the last train of the day departing Galesburg train station at 6:55 p.m., giving the traveler good options when planning their journey.
Departure station: For the journey by train from Galesburg to Chicago, departures are from Galesburg train station, located next to the Galesburg Railroad Museum, which is well worth a visit. The station is located on lines BNSF Railway line with one side platform, one island platform and three tracks. From the entire Knox area and Galesburg city, the station can be accessed through Galesburg Transit Route two. Galesburg Transit provides local public transport in Galesburg and Knox areas. From the city center, getting to the train station is best by Three Red West bus which takes 25 minutes and Four Gold Express which takes 47 minutes. The distance from the city center, where the Galesburg Transit center is also located, to the Galesburg Amtrak station is approximately four miles. The station services and facilities include waiting areas, parking options, ATM, ticket sales office, and vending machines.
Arrival station: Arrivals for this journey are at Chicago Union train station. The distance from the station to Chicago city center is approximately half a mile (0.8 kilometers). The station has various facilities and services such as a food court, luggage storage and lockers, restrooms, dining, MobileQube, ATMs, Retail stores, offices for claiming baggage, Amtrak offices, Metra offices, parking options and access for people with limited mobility. Besides the seven-minute walk from the city center, three public transportation options can be used when getting around Chicago and the train station. By using bus; bus numbers one, seven, 28, 60, 121, 125, 126, 151, 156, 157, 192, 754, and 755- a trip which takes approximately ten minutes from the train station to the city center. By using train; Md-W, MD-N, BNSF, and SWS. By using the metro; pink line, purple line, blue line, orange line, and brown line.
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