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Illinois Service

Chicago - Quincy/St.Louis/Carbondale
Illinois Service Route Map
Illinois Services Take You to 28 Downstate Cities

Visit the Sears Tower, Frank Lloyd Wright's studio, a Moorish villa, the world's tallest man statue, the 180 foot high Carillon Bell Tower or the home of Abraham Lincoln. Take in a Cubs game or see the White Sox. Illinois has many unique and exciting places that will make your trip memorable. Whether you are off to college, visiting family and friends or seeing the Prairie State for the first time, Amtrak can get you to over 25 Illinois cities in a breeze. The train makes your trip relaxing and pleasant as you watch the miles roll by.

  • Illinois Zephyr: daily service between Chicago and Quincy, IL
  • Illini Service: daily service between Chicago and Carbondale, IL
  • Saluki: daily service between Chicago and Carbondale, IL
  • Carl Sandburg: daily service between Chicago and Quincy, IL
  • Lincoln Service: daily service between Chicago and St. Louis, MO

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi® is available on all Illinois Service trains.

Trails & Trails - Heritage Appreciation On Board

Trails & Rails Logo An innovative partnership program between the National Park Service and Amtrak, the Trails & Rails program provides Amtrak passengers with educational opportunities to foster an appreciation of a selected region's natural and cultural heritage and renews the long tradition of associating railroads with National Parks.

The Lincoln Service has a Trails & Rails program operating from St. Louis, Missouri to Springfield, Illinois and is operated by staff and volunteers of the Jefferson Expansion National Memorial. Another program is operated by the Lincoln Home National Historic Site from Springfield, IL and Chicago, IL.

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Schedule (PDF )
  • Effective June 9, 2014
  • Frequency
    Multiple Departures Daily
    Length of Trip
    5 hours 30 minutes
    Cafe Car Wi-Fi
    Amenities & accommodations vary by train.
    300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 380, 381, 382, 383, 390, 391, 392, 393
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