Amtrak Illinois Zephyr Schedule
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr Schedule

2023-2024 Amtrak Illinois Zephyr Schedule/Timetable

The Amtrak Illinois Zephyr allows you to book a train to sit back and relax as you travel across northern Illinois, and this page gives you the info you need to get ready for your trip.

There are two schedules on this page; one I put together, and the other is a downloadable PDF to save to your device or print.

Temporary Schedule And Service Changes To The Amtrak Illinois Zephyr Schedule

Below is the link to Amtrak’s page informing passengers of service or station changes, often only temporary. It doesn’t hurt to check before and after you book, especially before leaving for the station.

The Amtrak Illinois Zephyr Basics

The Illinois Zephyr Numbers

Amtrak’s Eastbound Illinois Zephyr Line is 380, and 383 is the Westbound.

Seating Accommodations

Amfleet Coach
Amfleet Coach Class

The Illinois Zephyr offers Coach seating, which features comfortable seats, a fold-down tray, individual reading lights, and 120v electric outlets.

Business class includes extra legroom, a comfortable seat, and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages; ask the cafe car attendant for more details.

Additionally, Business Class customers receive a 25% bonus on Amtrak Guest Rewards points, and if you are leaving from Chicago, business class passengers can use the lounge!

Wi-fi & Entertainment

Amtrak offers free Wi-Fi on this train. While free, it does have some restrictions, for it can throttle or not allow streaming. You may not be able to download or upload large files.

Amtrak does not offer streaming entertainment, but here are some entertainment ideas for you.


The Cafe Car

The cafe car offers a variety of hot and cold meals, snacks, and beverages. Adult beverages are also sold.

Conductors and the cafe car attendant will let you know when it is open and its location, generally at the one end of the train.

You can consume your purchases in the cafe or at your seat.

Amtrak cafe attendants use cardboard trays to make transporting your food more accessible.

Bringing Food On The Illinois Zephyr

Amtral allows you to bring personal food and drink aboard the train. You can only consume what you obtained at your seat, but not in the cafe.

While you can bring alcohol on the train, you can’t consume it on the rails. If you get caught drinking your own or get out of hand, you can be removed from the train.


Carry-On/Trainside bicyclesyou can bring up to 50 lbs. Standard bicycle sizes apply. Maximum tire width: 2″. Check the link for details, bike service may not be available at all stations, which can change anytime.

Amtrak helping passenger
Amtrak conductor assisting a passenger to the right car. Photo Courtesy of Amtrak


Amtrak allows dogs and cats up to 20 pounds (combined weight of pet and carrier) for trips up to seven hours.

These spots could be limited; you will know if you can bring a pet when booking. If you plan to bring your pet, consider the limitations and rules.


This train does not offer a checked bag service.

Each passenger may carry on:

  • One personal item, 25 lbs. (12 kg) and 14 x 11 x 7 inches, and 
  • Two carry-on pieces of luggage, 50 lbs. (23 kg) and 28 x 22 x 14 inches each
  • If you transfer to the Pacific Surfliner at some point along your journey, the baggage size for that train is up to 28 x 22 x 11 inches each. 

Charges apply for additional and oversized luggage; check out Amtrak’s carry-on bag policy for more information.

Amtrak Illinois Zephyr Schedule

Treat this page as a guide; check with Amtrak or your eticket for exact times. If there are two times, the first is the arrival, the second is the departure, and if there is only one, it is a quick stop.

Click on the stations to see the services offered at that stop.

Northbound Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

Read DownDaily TrainRead Up
6:12aQuincy, IL (QCY)010:17p
7:01aMacomb, IL (MAC)569:14p
7:37aGalesburg, IL (GBB)968:38p
8:06aKewanee, IL (KEE)1278:04p
8:30aPrinceton, IL (PCT)1547:41p
8:52aMendota, IL (MDT)1757:20p
9:21aPlano, IL (PLO)2066:53p
9:46aNaperville, IL (NPV)2306:30p
10:02aLa Grange, IL (LAG)2446:14p
10:33aChicago, IL
Union Station (CHI)
FinalStationsMilesRead Up

The California Zephyr, Carl Sandburg, and Southwest Chief duplicate some Illinois Zephyr stops.

Printable Amtrak Illinois Zephyr Schedule

Feel free to print out or download this page from Amtrak. The schedule below does not list the last three stations.

A Little More On The Amtrak Illinois Zephyr Schedule Page

This page was current on the day of publication, and I try to keep this page updated to the best of my abilities.

This page is not associated with Amtrak or the National Railway Passenger Corporation, but the information on this site comes from and is accurate when published. Amtrak can change times at any time.

Safe Travels,


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