Naperville, IL (NPV)

Established in 1831 by Captain Joseph Naper, the town grew quickly with the arrival of the railroad three decades later. It has also been listed as one of the country's best places to live.

Amtrak/Metra Station
105 E. Fourth Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540

Station Hours

Annual Ticket Revenue (FY 2023): $2,627,601
Annual Station Ridership (FY 2023): 25,987
  • Facility Ownership: City of Naperville
  • Parking Lot Ownership: City of Naperville
  • Platform Ownership: City of Naperville
  • Track Ownership: BNSF Railway

Derrick James
Regional Contact
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The Naperville station was built in 1910 by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (now BNSF Railway). Today Amtrak shares this facility with Metra and it is the primary stop for Chicago’s western suburbs.

As part of the monies distributed to Amtrak under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2010, the Naperville depot received a new wheelchair lift and enclosure in 2011 at an estimated cost of $14,000.

Established in 1831 by Captain Joseph Naper, Naperville’s first growth surge began in 1864 when the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad ran its line through Naperville. The town remained largely a rural community for many decades until the construction of the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and the North–South Tollway (I-355), when the population almost quadrupled and more corporate headquarters began relocating to the suburbs.

In 2006, CNN/ Money and Money Magazine ranked Naperville No. 2 on its list of the 100 best places to live in the United States. Naperville has the distinction of having removed parking meters in the mid-1970s. Special taxing districts were established to provide the revenue stream lost from the meters. Short-term parking is free in garages built in the 1980s and 1990s. The central business district is a five-minute walk from the station.

The Carl Sandburg and Illinois Zephyr are financed primarily through funds made available by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Station Building (with waiting room)


  • ATM not available
  • No elevator
  • No payphones
  • Quik-Trak kiosks
  • Restrooms
  • Ticket sales office
  • Unaccompanied child travel allowed
  • Vending machines
  • No WiFi
  • Arrive at least 45 minutes prior to departure if you're checking baggage or need ticketing/passenger assistance
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure if you're not checking baggage or don't need assistance
  • Indicates an accessible service.


  • Amtrak Express shipping not available
  • No checked baggage service
  • No checked baggage storage
  • Bike boxes not available
  • No baggage carts
  • Ski bags not available
  • Bag storage
  • Shipping Boxes for sale
  • No baggage assistance


  • Same-day parking is available; fees may apply
  • Overnight parking is available; fees may apply
  • Indicates an accessible service.


  • No payphones
  • Accessible platform
  • Accessible restrooms
  • No accessible ticket office
  • Accessible waiting room
  • Accessible water fountain
  • Same-day, accessible parking is available; fees may apply
  • Overnight, accessible parking is available; fees may apply
  • No high platform
  • Wheelchair available
  • Wheelchair lift available


Station Waiting Room Hours
Mon05:30 am - 06:30 pm
Tue05:30 am - 06:30 pm
Wed05:30 am - 06:30 pm
Thu05:30 am - 06:30 pm
Fri05:30 am - 06:30 pm
Sat08:00 am - 06:30 pm
Sun08:00 am - 06:30 pm
Ticket Office Hours
Mon11:00 am - 06:30 pm
Tue11:00 am - 06:30 pm
Wed11:00 am - 06:30 pm
Thu11:00 am - 06:30 pm
Fri11:00 am - 06:30 pm
Sat11:00 am - 06:30 pm
Sun11:00 am - 06:30 pm
Passenger Assistance Hours
Mon11:30 am - 06:30 pm
Tue11:30 am - 06:30 pm
Wed11:30 am - 06:30 pm
Thu11:30 am - 06:30 pm
Fri11:30 am - 06:30 pm
Sat11:30 am - 06:30 pm
Sun11:30 am - 06:30 pm
Checked Baggage Service
No checked baggage at this location.
Parking Hours
No parking at this location.
Quik-Track Kiosk Hours
Mon05:30 am - 07:30 pm
Tue05:30 am - 07:30 pm
Wed05:30 am - 07:30 pm
Thu05:30 am - 07:30 pm
Fri05:30 am - 07:30 pm
Sat08:00 am - 07:30 pm
Sun08:00 am - 07:30 pm
Lounge Hours
No lounge at this location.
Amtrak Express Hours
No Amtrak Express at this location.