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Train Information to Chicago from Ann Arbor, MI

distanceDistance202 miles (326 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 54 min
priceAverage train ticket price$45 (€36)
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 route taking on average 4 h 54 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $45 (€36), but the average price of train tickets is $45 (€36).

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Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago with Amtrak

Buy your official Amtrak train tickets from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago from $45 (€36) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey between Ann Arbor, MI and Chicago.

Train information from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 29 min
  • Amtrak frequency: 3 a day

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Amtrak train ticket between Ann Arbor, MI and Chicago:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

Train from Ann Arbor to Chicago

Ann Arbor is a city in the Midwestern state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. Chicago, on the other hand, is renowned for its impressive architecture, prolific music scene and of course, deep dish pizza. The cities of Ann Arbor and Chicago are separated by a distance of approximately 201.35 miles (323 kilometers). On average, a train from Ann Arbor to Chicago takes around 4 hours and 26 minutes, however, the train time is contingent on the number of stops the train will make along the way. The route has about 14 train frequencies in a week.

Which train companies travel from Ann Arbor to Chicago?

Several train companies supply the route from Ann Arbor to Chicago, including Amtrak Company. The Amtrak Railway Operator is one of the leading train service providers in North America with train connections of over 500 destinations in the United States and Canada. Amtrak offers regular train service all day through with express service available during the morning and late evening commutes. Amtrak Wolverine has the most direct connections from Ann Arbor to Chicago, usually offering two trips daily. The fastest train connection between Ann Arbor and Chicago takes around 4 hours and 12 minutes.

How long is the train ride from Ann Arbor to Chicago?

Typically, an express train from Ann Arbor to Chicago takes approximately 4 hours and 26 minutes to cover the distance of close to 200 miles which separates the two cities. However, journeys along this route, even express routes, might have some stops along the way. Passengers are not necessarily required to change trains during these stops. Friday is the busiest day to travel from Ann Arbor to Chicago. Travelers planning to travel on this specific day should consider booking their train tickets in advance as tickets can sell more quickly than usual. The least traveled day of the week from Ann Arbor to Chicago is Tuesdays.

How many trains are there from Ann Arbor to Chicago?

There are a good number of trains providing express connections from Ann Arbor to Chicago. Travelers can expect at least two direct trains that connect between Ann Arbor and Chicago daily. Amtrak Wolverine provides the majority of the express service in this route. On average, 14 train trips connect from Ann Arbor to Chicago each week. The earliest train departs at around 7:00 a.m. while the latest train departure is set at 7:00 p.m. For travelers planning to travel on weekends, Amtrak Wolverine has got them covered with three daily trips available to Chicago on weekends.

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

Departure station: The departure train station for trains from Ann Arbor to Chicago is the 325 Depot St - Amtrak Station. The train station is less than a mile from the city center of Ann Arbor. Public transit by bus from the city center to the train station is the most appropriate means to get to the station any time of day. Ann Arbor Transportation Authority operates the public buses, which take on average 10 minutes to get from the city center to the station, depending on traffic. There are also two bus lines that pass near the train station, bus lines 21 and 22. For instance, bus line 21 connects from Starbucks to downtown Ann Arbor passing near the train station in around 21 minutes. Besides, the train station is served by a parking lot situated at 961 Broadway St, a few yards away from the entrance to the station. Extra facilities at the station include; vending machines, ticket offices, waiting areas to mention, to name a few.

Arrival station: The arrival train station for trains from Ann Arbor to Chicago is Union Station at 225 S Canal St. The train station is situated less than a mile from downtown Chicago via W Jackson Blvd and W Congress Pkwy. Public transit from the train station to the center of Chicago is public bus. The bus journey is approximately 6 minutes, depending on traffic. Bus lines that connect directly from the train station to the city center of Chicago are Blue Line and Orange bus lines. Besides, several bus lines pass near the train station connecting from various areas neighboring Chicago, such as bus lines, 1, 126, 156, 60, and 7. Also, the train station has easily accessible parking lots found just between Van Buren & Jackson on the left side of the street. Facilities at the station include unlimited internet access, restrooms, hotel and restaurants, among other services.

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Trains from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago
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FAQs
How much do cheap trains to Chicago from Ann Arbor, MI cost?
Train tickets to Chicago from Ann Arbor, MI for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $45 (€36)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket between Ann Arbor, MI and Chicago?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago train to cost on average $45 (€36)  one way.
How far is Chicago from Ann Arbor, MI by train?
You should expect to travel around 202 miles (326 km)  from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago by train.
How long is the train ride to Chicago from Ann Arbor, MI?
On average the Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago train time is 4 h 54 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.
Which train companies should I travel with from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago?
For the trip from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Ann Arbor, MI and Chicago on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Can I find a direct train from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago?
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 purchase your train ticket.
How many trains are there between Ann Arbor, MI and Chicago a day?
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.
When does the first train depart from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago? When does the last train depart from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago?
You can take the earliest train from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago at 11: 15 AM   or take the last train from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago leaving at 11: 06 PM. Look for the latest Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How far in advance should I book train tickets from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago for the best deals?
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 $45 (€36) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Chicago from Ann Arbor, MI are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.