Illinois Service

  • Chicago
  • Quincy / St. Louis / Carbondale
5 hours 30 minutes Multiple Departures Daily

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,
  • 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

WiFi is available on all Illinois Service trains.

Business Class on Illinois Services

Enjoy an enhanced travel experience in Business Class on Illinois Services and you’ll have access to exclusive amenities such as a fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure, 25% point bonus for Amtrak Guest Rewards members, seating in a dedicated car with a service attendant, complimentary coffee, tea and newspaper, and access to the Metropolitan Lounge in Chicago.

Features & Amenities

Amenities vary by train.

Chicago Hub Cafe Menu

Downloadable menus are updated regularly, but menu items and prices are subject to change and may be different from what is available onboard.

Take your small dog or cat along with you on the train. Before you go, learn more about the types of pets allowed, pet reservations and fares, approved pet carriers and additional details.

See the Complete Pet Program Guidelines

Trails & Rails - Heritage Appreciation Onboard

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.

Learn More about Trails & Rails