Amtrak Depot & Rail Service

Princeton is one of only a few rural communities that still offer Amtrak rail service. The Princeton Depot is located at 101 Bicentennial Drive. Four Eastbound and four Westbound trains each day transport passengers to Chicago or all points West to California. The Depot is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. A live Station Agent is on site during the arrival of each train.

No tickets are sold at the Depot. Tickets are available at, or 1-800-USA-RAIL, or from your favorite travel agency.

Free parking is plentiful!


General Information

Amtrak Depot (PCT)
105 Bicentennial Drive
Princeton, IL 61356

Phone: 815-872-4310

Lobby Hours:
Sunday: 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Monday: 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 8:00PM

Service Areas

Maintained by the City of Princeton, the Princeton Amtrak Depot offers both regional and national daily rail service:

  • Regional service to many regional communities including Chicago, Naperville, Galesburg, Macomb, and Quincy
  • National rail service to Los Angeles, Sacramento, Omaha, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Denver, Flagstaff, and more

The depot also offers free overnight parking and free wireless internet access.

Service Information

  • Lobby open from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; 7 days a week
  • Staff available 30 minutes before and after each train arrival / departure
  • To make reservations or check on train status, call Amtrak at 800-872-7245 or visit Amtrak online.
  • For Illinois specific Amtrak information, visit the Illinois Department of Transportation website.

Daily Train Schedules
Train schedules subject to change.

California Zephyr (Western U.S.)
Train 5 westbound at 3:34 p.m
Train 6 eastbound at 12:20 p.m.
Illinois Service (Regional)
Train 383 westbound at 7:40 p.m.
Train 380 eastbound at 8:30 a.m.
Southwest Chief (Southwestern U.S.)
Train 3 westbound at 5:01 p.m
Train 4 eastbound at 1 p.m.
Carl Sandburg (Regional)
Train 381 westbound at 9:45 a.m.
Train 382 eastbound at 7:40 p.m.