Take the Train

Around Illinois by Amtrak

Step back in time to the golden age of train travel and settle in for a peaceful ride to discover some of Illinois’ most charming towns and hidden treasures.


Image courtesy of Amtrak

The Lake Shore Limited drives through woods on the Chicago Amtrak route.

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  • Travel Amtrak and Discover Illinois

    Chicago to Quincy

    Heading west in search of adventure is as quintessentially American as apple pie, and Amtrak’s westward lines are among the most convenient ways to get you from Chicago to Quincy, and beyond.
    Head west
  • Travel Amtrak and Discover Illinois

    Chicago to Carbondale

    Three times a day, trains depart Union Station in Chicago and head south for Carbondale.
    Take the train south
  • Travel Amtrak and Discover Illinois

    Chicago to Alton

    Five times each day, trains roll out of Chicago’s Union Station destined for St. Louis, stopping off along the way in some of the most fascinating destinations Illinois has to offer.
    Go all the way to the Mississippi
  • Exploring Lincoln's Roots in the State Capital

    Chicago to Springfield

    Take a three-hour ride for a unique view of the 16th President's legacy.

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