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Amtrak National Rail Service

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Alton, IL 62002
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Amtrak National Rail Service

Riding the rails has long held an allure for the discriminating traveler. That sentiment still holds true Amtrak travel offers a richer travel experience and provides some surprisingly practical advantages too.

Unlike the laundry list of surcharges airlines pile on, Amtrak charges no extra fees what you see is what you get. Amtrak will quote and price your travel at the lowest fare available at the time you make your reservation, with no booking fees.

Why bother with out-of-the-way airports, overbooked flights, taxis or expensive downtown parking? Take Amtrak instead. Save yourself the aggravation and give yourself more time for your business or fun things to do with the family.

Skip the buses and traffic on the road and instead treat yourself to spacious and comfortable seating with access to the Café Car onboard the train.  Trains consume less energy and produce less harmful pollutants than either car or air travel. Hopping on an Amtrak train will save you gas and wear & tear on  your car.

Enjoy the spirit of a road trip without the hassles. Instead of being confined to a cramped, uncomfortable seat for your entire trip, a train lets you get up to stretch your legs and walk around to other parts of the train. That's not even an option when you fly, ride a bus or drive a car. When you do want to have a seat, relax in one of our nice, wide seats with plenty of legroom and enjoy views that most travelers will never see.

Say goodbye to tiny packets of airplane peanuts and greasy drive-through menus; say hello to more appealing food choices. In our Café car, you will find a variety of real food to satisfy your hunger.

Amtrak Daily Schedule (St. Louis to Chicago)


Southbound Read Down

STATION 301 303 21 305 307
Chicago 7 a.m. 9:25 a.m. 1:45 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 7 p.m.
Summit   9:48 a.m.   5:37 p.m. 7:22 p.m.
Joliet 7:57 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 2:40 p.m. 6:05 p.m. 7:50 p.m.
Dwight   10:49 a.m.   6:39 p.m. 8:24 p.m.
Pontiac   11:06 a.m. 3:27 p.m. 6:56 p.m. 8:41 p.m.
Normal 9:14 a.m. 11:39 a.m. 4:04 p.m. 7:29 p.m. 9:14 p.m.
Lincoln   12:10 p.m. 4:37 p.m. 8:02 p.m. 9:47 p.m.
Springfield 10:15 a.m. 12:50 p.m. 5:14 p.m. 8:39 p.m. 10:24 p.m.
Carlinville   1:28 p.m. 5:49 p.m. 9:19 p.m. 11:04 p.m.
Alton 11:22 a.m. 1:59 p.m. 6:22 p.m. 9:50 p.m. 11:35 p.m.
St. Louis 12:20 p.m. 3 p.m. 7:21 p.m. 10:45 p.m. 12:30 a.m.

 

Northbound Read Up

 

STATION 300 302 22 304 306
Chicago 10 a.m. 12:20 p.m. 1:52 p.m. 8:40 p.m. 11:10 p.m.
Summit 9:24 a.m. 11:44 a.m.   7:51 p.m. 10:27 p.m.
Joliet 8:59 a.m. 11:19 a.m. 12:56 p.m. 7:26 p.m. 10:02 p.m.
Dwight 8:17 a.m. 10:32 a.m.   6:41 p.m. 9:22 p.m.
Pontiac 7:59 a.m. 10:14 a.m. 11:39 a.m. 6:23 p.m. 9:04 p.m.
Normal 7:31 a.m. 9:46 a.m. 11:08 a.m. 5:56 p.m. 8:36 p.m.
Lincoln 7 a.m. 9:05 a.m. 10:25 a.m. 5:24 p.m. 8 p.m.
Springfield 6:32 a.m. 8:37 a.m. 9:55 a.m. 4:56 p.m. 7:32 p.m.
Carlinville 5:50 a.m. 7:55 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 4:14 p.m. 6:45 p.m.
Alton 5:20 a.m. 7:25 a.m. 8:43 a.m. 3:45 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
St. Louis 4:35 a.m. 6:40 a.m. 7:55 a.m. 3 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

Amtrak National Rail Service

Riding the rails has long held an allure for the discriminating traveler. That sentiment still holds true Amtrak travel offers a richer travel experience and provides some surprisingly practical advantages too.

Unlike the laundry list of surcharges airlines pile on, Amtrak charges no extra fees what you see is what you get. Amtrak will quote and price your travel at the lowest fare available at the time you make your reservation, with no booking fees.

Why bother with out-of-the-way airports, overbooked flights, taxis or expensive downtown parking? Take Amtrak instead. Save yourself the aggravation and give yourself more time for your business or fun things to do with the family.

Skip the buses and traffic on the road and instead treat yourself to spacious and comfortable seating with access to the Café Car onboard the train.  Trains consume less energy and produce less harmful pollutants than either car or air travel. Hopping on an Amtrak train will save you gas and wear & tear on  your car.

Enjoy the spirit of a road trip without the hassles. Instead of being confined to a cramped, uncomfortable seat for your entire trip, a train lets you get up to stretch your legs and walk around to other parts of the train. That's not even an option when you fly, ride a bus or drive a car. When you do want to have a seat, relax in one of our nice, wide seats with plenty of legroom and enjoy views that most travelers will never see.

Say goodbye to tiny packets of airplane peanuts and greasy drive-through menus; say hello to more appealing food choices. In our Café car, you will find a variety of real food to satisfy your hunger.

Amtrak Daily Schedule (St. Louis to Chicago)


Southbound Read Down

STATION 301 303 21 305 307
Chicago 7 a.m. 9:25 a.m. 1:45 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 7 p.m.
Summit   9:48 a.m.   5:37 p.m. 7:22 p.m.
Joliet 7:57 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 2:40 p.m. 6:05 p.m. 7:50 p.m.
Dwight   10:49 a.m.   6:39 p.m. 8:24 p.m.
Pontiac   11:06 a.m. 3:27 p.m. 6:56 p.m. 8:41 p.m.
Normal 9:14 a.m. 11:39 a.m. 4:04 p.m. 7:29 p.m. 9:14 p.m.
Lincoln   12:10 p.m. 4:37 p.m. 8:02 p.m. 9:47 p.m.
Springfield 10:15 a.m. 12:50 p.m. 5:14 p.m. 8:39 p.m. 10:24 p.m.
Carlinville   1:28 p.m. 5:49 p.m. 9:19 p.m. 11:04 p.m.
Alton 11:22 a.m. 1:59 p.m. 6:22 p.m. 9:50 p.m. 11:35 p.m.
St. Louis 12:20 p.m. 3 p.m. 7:21 p.m. 10:45 p.m. 12:30 a.m.

 

Northbound Read Up

 

STATION 300 302 22 304 306
Chicago 10 a.m. 12:20 p.m. 1:52 p.m. 8:40 p.m. 11:10 p.m.
Summit 9:24 a.m. 11:44 a.m.   7:51 p.m. 10:27 p.m.
Joliet 8:59 a.m. 11:19 a.m. 12:56 p.m. 7:26 p.m. 10:02 p.m.
Dwight 8:17 a.m. 10:32 a.m.   6:41 p.m. 9:22 p.m.
Pontiac 7:59 a.m. 10:14 a.m. 11:39 a.m. 6:23 p.m. 9:04 p.m.
Normal 7:31 a.m. 9:46 a.m. 11:08 a.m. 5:56 p.m. 8:36 p.m.
Lincoln 7 a.m. 9:05 a.m. 10:25 a.m. 5:24 p.m. 8 p.m.
Springfield 6:32 a.m. 8:37 a.m. 9:55 a.m. 4:56 p.m. 7:32 p.m.
Carlinville 5:50 a.m. 7:55 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 4:14 p.m. 6:45 p.m.
Alton 5:20 a.m. 7:25 a.m. 8:43 a.m. 3:45 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
St. Louis 4:35 a.m. 6:40 a.m. 7:55 a.m. 3 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

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