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Trains Washington, DC to Champaign, IL: Times, Prices and Tickets


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How much will I pay for train tickets from Washington, DC to Champaign, IL?

The prices for train tickets from Washington, DC to Champaign, IL vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Washington, DC to Champaign, IL will cost $ 103.20. The average train ticket price is approximately $ 130.79. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

Washington, DC to Champaign, IL by train

Best price $ 103.20
Journey duration 27 h 48 min
Connections per day 2
First departure 11:00
Last departure 16:05
Distance 602.7 mi

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Minimum price
Maximum price
Duration: 27 h 10 min
Washington, DC - Union Station - Champaign-Urbana, IL station
16:05 - 18:15
$ 109

How long does the journey from Washington, DC to Champaign, IL take by train?

The distance between Washington, DC and Champaign, IL is around 603.4 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 27 h 48 min. However, the fastest routes between Washington, DC and Champaign, IL take 27 h 10 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When do the first and last departures from Washington, DC to Champaign, IL leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Washington, DC to Champaign, IL leaving at 11:00. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 16:05.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations are used when traveling from Washington, DC to Champaign, IL?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Washington, DC and Champaign, IL. You can start your journey in Washington, DC at stations such as Washington, DC - Union Station. These connect to stations including Champaign-Urbana, IL station in Champaign, IL. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Washington, DC to Champaign, IL.

How many times a day do journeys run from Washington, DC to Champaign, IL?

On average, there are 2 daily departures from Washington, DC to Champaign, IL. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 2 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Amtrak, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of departures from Washington, DC which travel directly to Champaign, IL. There are 2 journeys with one change or more.