Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago train

Cheap train tickets from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago

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42

Average

42

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Amtrak
02:23PMAnn Arbor, MI4h56 07:19PMChicago
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421One-way
Amtrak
11:00PMAnn Arbor, MI4h57 03:57AMChicago
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431One-way
Amtrak
11:14AMAnn Arbor, MI4h18 03:32PMChicago
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431One-way

Train schedule from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago

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11:14AMAnn Arbor, MI4h18 03:32PMChicago
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02:23PMAnn Arbor, MI4h56 07:19PMChicago
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11:00PMAnn Arbor, MI4h57 03:57AMChicago
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Fastest train times from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago

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Fastest Journey

4 h 18 m

Average

4 h 43 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

326 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Ann Arbor, MI for Chicago every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Amtrak
11:14AMAnn Arbor, MI4h18 03:32PMChicago
0 transfers
431One-way
Amtrak
02:23PMAnn Arbor, MI4h56 07:19PMChicago
0 transfers
421One-way
Amtrak
11:00PMAnn Arbor, MI4h57 03:57AMChicago
0 transfers
431One-way

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Overview: Train from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago

distanceDistance202 miles (326 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 39 min
priceAverage train ticket price$47 (€42)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago cover the 202 miles (326 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 39 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $47 (€42), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $45 (€41).

Train providers: Amtrak from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago trains

For as little as $45 (€41) you can travel by train to Chicago from Ann Arbor, MI with Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey to Chicago from Ann Arbor, MI, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Amtrak from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 49 min
  • Average Price: $45
  • Amtrak frequency: 3 a day

Trains from Ann Arbor to Chicago

If you plan on traveling from Ann Arbor to Chicago, consider boarding a train for this 202-mile-long (326 km) route. Traveling by train to Chicago from Ann Arbor is a smart decision because you'll enjoy a comfortable and memorable journey aboard any of the trains that make this trip. Well-trained and experienced train engineers commandeer the daily long-distance trains that cover this route, so you'll also appreciate the safe journey.

Ann Arbor to Chicago Train Time: Daily Departures

Many people traveling from Ann Arbor to Chicago prefer to take the train, so demand for Ann Arbor to Chicago trains is relatively high. To cater to this demand, three long-distance trains cover this route daily. The first one usually departs around 7:14 a.m., while the second train usually departs about 11:11 a.m. The last one usually departs around 7:00 p.m.

How long is the journey by train from Ann Arbor to Chicago?

The duration of your journey by train from Ann Arbor to Chicago will depend on the train that you board. All three trains that cover this route have varying durations to complete their journeys. If you board the first train, your journey will last approximately 4h 18min, whereas on the second train, your journey will last about 4h 39min. Onboard the last train, you'll get to Chicago after roughly 4h 40min.

Bulding of the university in Ann Arbor. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Ann Arbor to Chicago?

Departure train stationIn Ann Arbor, you'll board your train to Chicago at Ann Arbor Station. Located right in the heart of this Michigan city, this station features a waiting room and plenty of restrooms. It's also situated near several restaurants, cafes, and retail outlets. Hence, while waiting for your train at this station, you'll get the chance to relax, use the restroom, grab a meal or a drink, and shop. To get to this station from downtown Ann Arbor, you can either walk or take a taxi.

Arrival train stationIn Chicago, you'll descend from your train at Chicago Union Station. Located in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, less than a mile away from Chicago's city center, Chicago Union Station is one of the largest train stations in the country and serves several trains to and from Chicago. This station has an expansive and comfortable waiting room, restaurants, payphones, and accessible washrooms. To travel to your preferred destination in Chicago from this station, you can board a bus or a taxi. Alternatively, you can walk to either the Quincy or Clinton stations nearby and catch a commuter train headed to your destination of choice.

Which train companies travel from Ann Arbor to Chicago?

The National Railroad Transport Corporation, popularly referred to as Amtrak, provides trains from Ann Arbor to Chicago. Founded in the early 1970s, Amtrak serves more than 500 destinations in 46 states in the US and three provinces in Canada. Currently, it offers three daily long-distance trains to Chicago from Ann Arbor . All the trains travel directly on this route, so once you board in Ann Arbor, you won’t stop until you get to Chicago.

Night trains Ann Arbor

For those who’d like to travel from Ann Arbor to Chicago on a night train, Amtrak has one night train on this route. This train usually leaves Ann Arbor at around 7:00 p.m. and gets to Chicago at about 10:40 p.m. This is a popular route, so tickets usually sell out quickly. Therefore, if you'd like to travel to Chicago aboard this train, it's in your best interest to book your ticket as early as possible.

Amtrak trains from Ann Arbor to Chicago

Amtrak trains from Ann to Chicago feature several amenities. Onboard these trains, you'll have access to clean and well-maintained toilets, comfortable seats with adequate legroom, and strong Wi-Fi for your devices. All three trains that travel this 202-mile (326km) route daily provide these amenities for all passengers, so you'll be able to sit comfortably throughout your journey, stream your favorite shows with ease, and use the restroom throughout your train journey. Tickets for these trains are also quite affordable, so rest assured that you'll get value for your money if you choose to travel to Chicago on an Amtrak train.

Trains from Ann Arbor to Chicago: Sustainability travel

Amtrak has, in recent years, upped its environmental conservation efforts. In a bid to reduce its impact on the environment, the company has reduced the amount of plastic used on its trains. It has also replaced several old trains with new, more fuel-efficient models. The trains in use on the Ann Arbor to Chicago route are some of its new, fuel-efficient trains, which emit less toxic gases. If sustainability is a priority for you, especially when it comes to travel, these trains check many eco-friendly boxes.

Train Ann Arbor to Chicago: Services on Board

Amtrak offers first-class and second-class seats. Although the first-class seats on this route are a bit expensive, they are also more comfortable. Besides offering first-class and second-class seats, Amtrak also offers several onboard services like luggage transportation, catering services, and entertainment options. To enable each traveler to have adequate space to travel with their baggage, Amtrak allows each traveler to travel with up to two checked bags for free, each weighing less than 50 lbs, and two carry-on items weighing less than 25 lbs.

Each traveler can also carry an additional two checked bags. However, for these items, you’ll have to pay an extra fee. Amtrak also allows passengers to travel with their bikes and pets. For bikes to be allowed onboard, they must weigh less than 50 lbs and be less than 70" x 41" x 8.5" in size. For pets to be allowed onboard, they must be placed in pet carriers and weigh 20 lbs or less. Additionally, Amtrak offers assisted travel services, so if you're disabled or you have reduced mobility, you can count on assistance with both boarding and departing from your train, including someone to push your wheelchair if needed.

How to find cheap train tickets from Ann Arbor to Chicago

To find cheap Ann Arbor to Chicago tickets, you should consider traveling during the low season or on a slow train. You should also consider booking your ticket weeks in advance. Low season tickets, slow train tickets, and advance tickets are usually cheaper than high season tickets, fast train tickets, and final-day tickets. To find cheap tickets, you can also check us out at Omio, as we've got a variety of tickets from Ann Arbor to Chicago available. Also if you are looking for train editorials, stories and more tips don't miss our online magazine atWindow Seat.

Train in the streets of Chicago. Source: Shutterstock

To Chicago by train—travel tips

Chicago is an enjoyable place to visit because this major metropolitan city has something for everyone. During your time in Chicago, you'll find plenty of places to visit and activities to keep you busy. If you’re interested in art, history, and culture, you can visit destinations such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Chicago History Museum while in the city. If you're more into nature, you can visit destinations like Garfield Park Conservatory, Jackson (Andrew) Park, and Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool.

  • The Merchandise Mart
  • The Renaissance Society
  • Oak Street Beach
  • Promontory Point
  • Museum Campus

Travel Tips: Trains from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Chicago easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago to cost as little as $45 (€41)  in the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $47 (€42)  for a train ticket from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago by train to be approximately 202 miles (326 km).
On average the Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago train time is 4 h 39 min  covering the 202 miles (326 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When taking a train from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, you can count on Amtrak for the best way to get you to Chicago. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Chicago from Ann Arbor, MI and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, there are 3 direct trains per day from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago with Amtrak, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
On average, there are 3 trains a day from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this journey departs from Ann Arbor, MI at 11: 00 PM. The last train leaves from Ann Arbor, MI at 11: 00 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you book a train ticket from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $47 (€42) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Ann Arbor, MI and Chicago are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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