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Train Information to Kalamazoo, MI from Chicago

distanceDistance110 miles (177 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price$30 (€24)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI cover the 110 miles (177 km) long route taking on average 2 h 8 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $30 (€24)], you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $30 (€24).

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Travel with Amtrak between Chicago and Kalamazoo, MI

You can travel by train between Chicago and Kalamazoo, MI with Amtrak for as low as $30 (€24). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.


Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and First Class for you to book for your next journey by train between Chicago and Kalamazoo, MI.

Book your Amtrak Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check Amtrak’s up-to-date train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable Amtrak train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Chicago and Kalamazoo, MI is 110 miles (177 km), and the best price for a one-way Chicago - Kalamazoo, MI Amtrak train ticket starts at $30 (€24) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your Amtrak ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train. Waiting in a line at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with Amtrak!

Amtrak's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Chicago and Kalamazoo, MI are the following:

  • 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).

Trains from Chicago to Kalamazoo

There are five daily trains taking passengers from Chicago to Kalamazoo from Monday to Sunday. On average, one train departs along this route every 3 hours, giving passengers loads of choice. Journey time varies slightly from time to time, but the journey usually takes around 2 hours and 10 minutes. The first train from Chicago to Kalamazoo takes slightly longer and the last train takes an extra hour because there is a connecting bus. The distance between Chicago and Kalamazoo is 147 miles (236 kilometers). For the return journey, there are four trains available per day. This timetable also remains the same from Monday to Sunday.

Which train companies travel from Chicago to Kalamazoo?

Amtrak provides the train from Chicago to Kalamazoo. Amtrak is a national rail operator with more than 500 destinations in 46 states. Amtrak trains are typically comfortable and convenient, offering travelers a great option for getting from Chicago to Kalmazoo

How long is the train ride from Chicago to Kalamazoo?

The train from Chicago to Kalamazoo on average takes 2 hours and 10 minutes with the last train taking an additional hour. The return journey takes 2 hours and 20 minutes on average, and the last train takes an additional 20 minutes. This is one of the fastest and most convenient method of transport for getting from Chicago to Kalamazoo.

How many trains are there from Chicago to Kalamazoo?

Five trains run from Chicago to Kalamazoo every day from Monday to Sunday. Every day follows the same schedule, and there are a total of 35 trains per week on this route. On average, there is a train departing every 3 hours, with the first one leaving at 7:20 a.m. and the last one at 10:35 p.m.

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

Departure station: The departure station is Chicago IL, Union Station (CHI). This station is located in the city center and has many facilities. It provides disabled access, a food court and shops, ATMs, restrooms, mobile phone charging areas, a premier lounge: a Metropolitan lounge, paid parking, and ticket offices. The station is closed between 1.00 a.m.-5.00 a.m. There are underground and overground parking facilities available at Chicago Union Station located at 565 Quincy St., 225 S. Desplaines St., 113 S. Clinton St., and 500 W. Monroe St. Trains are called and boarded 45 minutes before departure.

There are many public transport options available near Chicago Union Station. There are six subway stations nearby; Quincy station which operates the CTA brown, orange, pink and purple lines, Clinton station which operates the blue line and Ogilvie transportation center, La Salle Street station and Millennium station which all offer rapid transit public transport. There are also many CTA buses that travel to and from the station. There is also a bike-share system available with Divvy. The nearest Divvy stations are at Adams St. (west of canal St.), Clinton St. (north of Jackson Blvd.) and Canal St. (north of Van Buren St).

Arrival station: The arrival station is Kalamazoo Transportation center, which is also located centrally. The station is open from 8.30 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. and provides paid parking, disabled access, ATM, Quik-Trak kiosks, restrooms, ticket sales office, vending machines, water fountain, but unfortunately no public WiFi. Any passengers needing to check-in luggage must arrive 45 minutes before their departure. There is meter, short term and long term parking available at Kalamazoo Transportation center. Meter parking is located on the North Burdick Street, Kalamazoo Avenue, and North Rose Street, short term parking is located at the parking lot on 459 North Rose Street and long term parking is located on 320 North Rose Street. If possible, it is usually recommended that visitors rent a car during their stay. While there are some public transport options available in Kalamazoo, they aren't always in operation. For example, metro transit buses do not run on Sundays. They are available from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. on weekdays and 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on Saturdays. The bus routes have frequencies of 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes, depending on the route and time of day. There is no subway in Kalamazoo but there are a number of taxi services available, such as Yellow cab/Checker cab and Uber.

Travel Tips

Trains from Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI
Travel by train to Kalamazoo, 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 Kalamazoo, MI.
How much does a cheap train to Kalamazoo, MI from Chicago cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI to cost as little as $30 (€24)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train from Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $30 (€24)  for a train ticket between Chicago and Kalamazoo, MI.
How far is it from Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI by train?
The train distance from Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI is around 110 miles (177 km).
How many hours is the train time from Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI?
On average the Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI train time is 2 h 8 min  covering the 110 miles (177 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train providers can get me from Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI?
When taking a train from Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI, you can count on Amtrak for the best way to get you to Kalamazoo, MI. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Kalamazoo, MI from Chicago and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
What time is the earliest train from Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI? What time is the last train from Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI?
You can take the first train from Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI at 12: 20 PM. The last train from Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI that you can take departs at 10: 50 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I book Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI train tickets to get the best deals?
If you book the Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $30 (€24). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Kalamazoo, MI from Chicago. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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