Amtrak’s Illinois Zephyr route travels daily between Chicago and Quincy, Illinois, stopping at the same stations as the Carl Sandburg train. Use Google Maps to plan your trip to board the route that fits best with your schedule. All trains have WiFi and business class seating.


View the Amtrak timetable for the Illinois Zephyr train (under Illinois Services section, second page) to plan your trip. You can also view current schedules via Google Maps or when booking your tickets. Things to know:

  • Trains depart Chicago around 6 p.m.
  • Trains depart Quincy just after 6 a.m. with a Chicago arrival around 10:30 a.m.
  • You can also reach Naperville and La Grange via the BNSF Metra train at Chicago’s Union Station


Attractions Along the Route

  • Chicago Loop
  • Willis Tower
  • Downtown Naperville
  • DuPage Children’s Museum
  • Naperville Riverwalk
  • Mendota Museum
  • Union Depot Railroad Museum
  • Kewanee Historical Society
  • Downtown Galesburg
  • Galesburg Railroad Museum
  • Discovery Depot Children’s Museum

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Amtrak Stations in Illinois