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Train Information from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI

distanceDistance126 miles (204 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price$44 (€35)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI cover the 126 miles (204 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 4 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $44 (€35), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $38 (€31).

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Train from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI with Amtrak

Find the best trains between Chicago and Grand Rapids, MI with Omio's travel partners Amtrak from $38 (€31). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best 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 Chicago and Grand Rapids, MI.

Amtrak from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI train information:

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  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

When purchasing your Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • 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 Chicago to Grand Rapids

The city of Chicago and Grand Rapids are separated by an average distance of around 125 miles (201 kilometers). The city of Chicago is famous for its myriad museums and captivating architecture, including the iconic Sears Tower. Grand Rapids, on the other hand, is a smaller city known for its fine residential furniture industry and a leading center for manufacturing office furniture. A direct train from Chicago to Grand Rapids takes approximately 4 hours and 48 minutes to arrive at Grand Rapids. The duration of travel, however, is dependent on the number of stops the train will make en-route to Grand Rapids. The route from Chicago to Grand Rapids operates at a frequency of around 21 trains in a week.

Which train companies travel from Chicago to Grand Rapids?

Several train companies offer services between Chicago and Grand Rapids, including Amtrak Railway Operator. Amtrak provides over 500 connections to various destinations around the United States and to about nine major Canadian cities, with both medium and long-distance train schedules available for travelers. The route from Chicago to Grand Rapids is mainly operated by the Amtrak Pere Marquette carrier, which offers the majority of the connections to Grand Rapids with at least two daily trips available. The fastest train between Chicago and rapids takes an average of around 3 hours and 55 minutes to arrive at Grand Rapids.

How long is the train from Chicago to Grand Rapids?

It takes approximately 4 hours and 48 minutes for an express train from Chicago to Grand Rapids to cover the distance of 125.10 miles (201 kilometers) between the two locales. The majority of express trains from Chicago to Grand Rapids have stops along the way, but that does not necessarily mean travelers have to change trains during the journey. Monday is the best today to get to Grand Rapids from Chicago, as trains tend to be less busy. The busiest day to travel is on Wednesdays. Travelers aiming to travel from Chicago to Grand Rapids on this particular day should consider purchasing their tickets earlier to avoid disappointment.

How many trains are there from Chicago to Grand Rapids?

On average, travelers can expect at least three train trips from Chicago to Grand Rapids daily. One of the three daily trips is an express trip to Grand Rapids offered by Amtrak Pere Marquette. Consequently, the route between Chicago and Grand Rapids has a train frequency of about 21 trains weekly. The earliest train connecting Grand Rapids from Chicago departs at 7:00 a.m. while the latest train departs at around 6:00 p.m., giving travelers loads of choice when planning their trips. For travelers wishing to travel on the weekend, two Amtrak trains are available that connect daily to Grand Rapids.

What are the departure and arrival train stations for trains from Chicago to Grand Rapids?

Departure station: Trains from Chicago to Grand Rapids depart from Union Station at 225 S Canal St. The train station is located approximately 1.2 miles from the city center of Chicago via W Van Buren St and W Adams St. Public transit from downtown Chicago to the train station is mostly via public buses usually with a journey time of under seven minutes to and from the station and downtown. The public buses connecting to the station are Orange Line and Blue Line buses. There are also bus lines that pass near the train station from other points across the city which could be convenient. These include bus lines; 1, 126, 156, 60, and 7. Bus line 126 connects from Jewel - Osco to Chicago in around 1 hour. Besides, the train station is served by more than 20 parking lots located within a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) radius from Union Station. Other facilities at the train station include; free WiFi connections, restrooms, ticket offices, ATMs, hotels, and restaurants, among other services.

Arrival station: The arrival train station for trains from Chicago to Grand Rapids is 440 Century Ave SW. The train station is situated approximately 0.4 miles from the city center of Grand Rapids via Grandville Ave SW and Ellsworth Ave SW. Public transit from the train station to downtown Grand Rapids is mainly via bus service, commonly referred to as 'The Rapid' bus. The bus service has a terminal downtown connecting across the city and its suburbs. On weekends, the buses run early in the mornings and late in the evenings. Also, the train station has accessible parking lots situated at 371 Ellsworth Ave SW a few yards from the main building of the station. Other facilities offered at the train station include; enclosed waiting areas, payphones, restrooms, hotels and restaurants, vending machines, ticket offices, to mention but a few.

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Trains from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI
Travel by train to Grand Rapids, MI 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 Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI.
FAQs
How much do cheap trains from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Grand Rapids, MI from Chicago for as low as $38 (€31)  for the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI train price to come in at an average of $44 (€35)  one way.
How far is Grand Rapids, MI from Chicago by train?
The Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI train distance is approximately 126 miles (204 km).
How long is the train to Grand Rapids, MI from Chicago?
On average the Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI train travel time is 4 h 4 min  for the 126 miles (204 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What train companies offer a service to Grand Rapids, MI from Chicago?
For the route from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Grand Rapids, MI from Chicago on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Can I purchase a direct train from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI?
Yes, there is 1 direct train per day from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI 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.
How many train services per day are there between Chicago and Grand Rapids, MI?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI leaves at 11: 30 PM. The last train departing from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI leaves at 11: 30 PM. You can find the latest Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI train tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $44 (€35) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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