Amtrak’s Saluki route travels between Chicago and Carbondale, Illinois as a morning commuter train. WiFi and business class seating is available on this trip through small-town Midwest.

Schedule

View the Amtrak timetable for the Saluki train to plan your trip under Illinois Services. You can also view current schedules when booking your tickets. Things to know:

  • Trains depart Chicago each day at 8:15 a.m. and from Carbondale at 7:30 a.m.
  • You’ll need to stay overnight in Chicago or take the Illini train on your return trip (departs just after 4 p.m. from Chicago and Carbondale)
  • The City of New Orleans train also stops at all the same stations as another option, but you’ll be joining non-local passengers with luggage on that train
  • Because there are multiple trains, we highly recommend using Google Maps to plan your trip with your desired departure or arrival time to determine which train meets your needs best.

Stops

Attractions

  • Chicago Loop
  • Willis Tower
  • Kankakee Model Railroad Club
  • Champaign County History Museum
  • Orpheum Children’s Science Museum
  • Centralia Area Historical Society
  • Carbondale Old Train Depot
  • Southern Illinois University
Advertisements