Amtrak Lincoln Service
Amtrak Lincoln Service

2023-2024 Amtrak Lincoln Service Schedule/Timetable

Why not take a relaxing train ride between Chicago and St Louis, MO, or its many intermediate stops? Amtrak’s Lincoln Service could be the train for you. That is what this page of printable Amtrak Lincoln Service Schedule is here for you to use. This page also includes schedules of other trains running between Chicago, IL, and St Louis, MO, including the Texas Eagle and Missouri Runner/Lincoln Service.

Temporary Amtrak Lincoln Service Schedule Changes, Service Alerts, And Notices

Amtrak uses this page to inform you of any temporary changes to your train or stations. It doesn’t hurt to check before booking and leaving for the station.

Amtrak Lincoln Service Accommodations

Lincoln Service Coach Seats
Lincoln Service Coach Seats

Seating Accommodations

Amtrak Lincon Service offers coach seating, which features comfortable seats, a fold-down tray, individual reading lights, and 120v electric outlets. Some cars have USB chargers.

Business class includes extra legroom and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. Plus, you are closer to the cafe car with some complimentary drinks (ask the attendant) and have lounge access in Chicago Union and the St Louis stations.

Additionally, Business Class customers receive a 25% bonus on Amtrak Guest Rewards points.

Bikes, Pets, And Luggage

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.

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

The Lincoln Service 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.

Food On The Amtrak Lincoln Service

This train has a cafe car that offers a variety of meals, snacks, and beverages for sale, and it is available for all customers for most of the journey. This car may close at the start and end of the route.

Amtrak Lincoln Service Schedule, And Others

This page is 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.

Substitutes to the Lincoln Service include the Texas Eagle (21, 22, 421, and 422) and the Lincoln Service/Missouri Runner. These trains travel past St Louis but stop there.

Amtrak Lincoln Service Northbound

All trains are daily, but 422 runs thrice weekly, and 422 runs as part of train 22.

St. Louis, MO
Gateway Station (STL)
Alton, IL (ALN)5:14a7:21a8:54a3:39p6:24p27
Carlinville, IL (CRV)7:46a9:18a4:05p60
Springfield, IL (SPI)6:11a8:22a9:58a4:46p7:24p99
Lincoln, IL (LCN)6:36a8:44a10:26a5:08p7:46p128
Bloomington-Normal, IL (BNL)7:06a 9:16a11:06a5:35p8:17p160
Pontiac, IL (PON)7:31a 9:42a11:36a 5:59p8:46p192
Dwight, IL (DWT)9:58a6:12p210
Joliet, IL
Gateway Center (JOL)
8:24a10:39a12:45p6:46p 9:35p247
Summit, IL (SMT)8:49a11:04a7:11p10:00p272
Chicago, IL
Union Station (CHI)
*This train starts in Kansas City, MO, and runs as the Missury Runner/Lincon Service

Amtrak Lincoln Service Southbound

All trains are daily, but 421 runs three a week, and 421 runs as part of train 21.

Texas Eagle
Chicago, IL
Union Station (CHI)
Summit, IL (SMT)10:13a5:42p7:32p12
Joliet, IL
Gateway Center (JOL)
8:12a10:40a2:50p 6:10p8:00p37
Dwight, IL (DWT)11:09a6:42p74
Pontiac, IL (PON)11:23a3:33p6:55p8:38p92
Bloomington-Normal, IL (BNL)9:16a11:59a4:07p7:28p9:19p124
Lincoln, IL (LCN)12:25p4:33p7:58p9:47p156
Springfield, IL (SPI)10:13a12:56p5:11p8:28p10:19p185
Carlinville, IL (CRV)1:33p 5:40p9:09p224
Alton, IL (ALN)11:14a1:59p6:11p9:38p11:22p257
St. Louis, MO
Gateway Station (STL)
*This train continues to Kansas City, MO, and runs as the Missury Runner/Lincon Service

Printable Amtrak Lincoln Service Schedule

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