Galesburg Amtrak Rail Getaways

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Galesburg Amtrak Rail Getaways

Galesburg Amtrak station Galesburg Amtrak station photo by Danny Higgins

Chicagoans seeking a different kind of getaway can hop aboard an Amtrak train, travel in comfort through the Illinois countryside and arrive in Galesburg relaxed and ready to explore. In less than three hours you'll be experiencing our clean air, wide open spaces and friendly people.

Worried about getting around Galesburg?
No worries. The Galesburg Amtrak station is just 2 blocks from the Seminary Street Historic Commercial District, 3 blocks from Knox College and a short 6 block walk from the center of town. We also have an Enterprise Rent-a-Car office right next to the Amtrak station. Want to bring your bicycle and explore Knox County's uncrowded country roads? The Carl Sandburg and Illinois Zephyr trains allow you to check-on your bike!

Four times a day...
passenger trains with storied names such as the Illinois Zephyr and the Southwest Chief depart from Union Station in Chicago. You can leave first thing in the morning, depart mid afternoon or leave right after work. Spend a long weekend and catch one of the four returning trains back to Chicago each day.

Sit back and relax.
Train travel is more relaxing than driving. You can sit back, sip a cold beverage and watch the rural landscape pass by your window. Compare that with dodging semis on the Eisenhower Expressway.

And a train trip to Galesburg is incredibly inexpensive - as little as $20 per person, each way. For more details, or to book a nostalgic train trip to Galesburg, visit