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Train Information from Detroit, MI to Chicago

distanceDistance237 miles (383 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price$43 (€35)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Detroit, MI to Chicago cover the 237 miles (383 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 7 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 $43 (€35), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $35 (€28).

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Travel with Amtrak from Detroit, MI to Chicago

You can travel by train from Detroit, MI to Chicago with Amtrak for as low as $35 (€28). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best 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 from Detroit, MI to Chicago, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Detroit, MI to Chicago train information with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 38 min
  • Amtrak frequency: 3 a day

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Amtrak when booking your train tickets from Detroit, MI to Chicago due to the coronavirus:

  • 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 Detroit to Chicago

There are many exciting things for visitors to see in Chicago. Attractions in this third most populous city in the United States include museums, parks, skyscrapers, and much more cool stuff hidden away. The city has a rich culture and artistic history. Boarding a train to Chicago from Detroit is a great way to see the beautiful state of Michigan, without wasting time in a plane or an airport, and way better than sitting for hours in traffic. The distance between the two cities is 237 miles (381 kilometers). A train from Detroit to Chicago will usually take around 5 hours and 14 minutes to complete the journey, but passengers who want to get there faster can board the fastest train via Amtrak and arrive at Chicago 4 hours and 49 minutes later. Amtrak provides three direct trains from Detroit to Chicago every day. Two are offered in the morning while the last one is available in the evening. The trains are busiest during Sundays, and Thursdays tend to be the least crowded day of the week and is the perfect day for travelers who require a little more space for themselves.

Which train companies travel from Detroit to Chicago?

Amtrak is a company that provides regular services via train from Detroit to Chicago. It provides three direct connections from Detroit Train Station to Chicago Union Station with stops at Ann Arbor, Holland, Jackson, Durand, Flint, Grand Rapids, Hammond, Buffalo, and a couple more.

How long is the train ride from Detroit to Chicago?

A train from Detroit to Chicago typically takes an average of 5 hours and 14 minutes, but Amtrak offers the fastest train from Detroit to Chicago that travels the 237 mile (381 kilometer) distance in just 4 hours and 49 minutes after making various stops along the way including Ann Arbor, Holland, Jackson, Durand, Flint, Grand Rapids, Hammond, and Buffalo.

How many trains are there from Detroit to Chicago?

Amtrak provides three direct trains from Detroit to Chicago every day. Two are offered during morning hours while the last one is available in the evening, with times differing slightly depending on the date. 21 trains depart from Detroit Train Station to arrive at Chicago Union Station every week, amounting to around 90 each month. The first train from Detroit to Chicago generally departs at 6:33 a.m. while the last train leaves at 6:18 p.m. There are more people traveling on Sunday than on any other day of the week, so passengers who abhor overcrowding should avoid traveling on this day. The day with the least activity along this route is Thursday, and passengers who want extra space would feel more comfortable traveling then.

What are the departure and arrival airports for trains from Detroit to Chicago?

Departure station: Detroit Train Station is located only three miles north of the city center. A bus traveling from the city to the station and vice versa will take 10 minutes, and passengers who choose to walk can cover the distance in an hour. Once there, available amenities include ATM services, Quick-Trak kiosks, and same-day and overnight parking. Passengers can access baggage storage at a cost, and station staff is ready to provide any luggage assistance when needed. An elevator, wheelchairs, and wheelchair lifts are present for people with limited mobility. The waiting area, ticket office, and the restrooms are also accessible. Travelers who need any ticketing assistance or who are checking baggage are advised to arrive at the station 45 minutes before the departure time. The waiting room can be accessed every day of the week from morning to midnight. The station receives over 60,000 passengers every year. Amtrak offers ticketing and baggage assistance for travelers.

Arrival station: Over three million passengers pass through Chicago Union Station every year, making it the fourth busiest train station in the United States. It is located on the west side of the Chicago River, half a mile (0.8 kilometers) from the city center, and travelers can walk to and from the station in 11 minutes. A trip by bus will take about six minutes. Chicago Union Station hosts over 30 restaurants giving visitors a variety of dining options. The station also features a shoeshine, several Chicago News Now locations, MobileQubes for mobile phone charging, a floral shop, and a lactation pod to give mothers who are traveling with toddlers privacy when breastfeeding. Amtrak passengers wait at the Great Hall for general boarding. Eligible passengers can access premier waiting and boarding at the Metropolitan Lodge, and additional charges may apply. The station complies with the ADA Act, its main entrance is accessible, and elevators are fitted to assist travelers with limited mobility. Wheelchairs and wheelchair elevators can be availed upon request. The station also features accessible toilets, a ticket office, and a waiting room.

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Trains from Detroit, MI to Chicago
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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets from Detroit, MI to Chicago cost?
Train tickets to Chicago from Detroit, MI for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $35 (€28)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is the train from Detroit, MI to Chicago on average?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Detroit, MI to Chicago train to cost on average $43 (€35)  one way.
How far is Chicago from Detroit, MI by train?
The distance to Chicago from Detroit, MI by train is approximately 237 miles (383 km).
What is the Detroit, MI to Chicago train travel time?
On average the Detroit, MI to Chicago train travel time is 5 h 7 min  for the 237 miles (383 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What train companies go from Detroit, MI to Chicago?
For the best Detroit, MI to Chicago train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Detroit, MI and Chicago to compare what amenities they may offer.
Can I buy a direct train from Detroit, MI to Chicago?
Yes, there are 3 direct trains per day from Detroit, MI to Chicago. You can look to travel with Amtrak  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
How many train services per day are there from Detroit, MI to Chicago?
On average, there are 3 trains a day from Detroit, 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 Detroit, MI to Chicago? When does the last train depart from Detroit, MI to Chicago?
The earliest train departing from Detroit, MI to Chicago leaves at 10: 26 AM. The last train departing from Detroit, MI to Chicago leaves at 10: 18 PM. You can find the latest Detroit, MI to Chicago train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Detroit, MI to Chicago train tickets to get the best deals?
If you book the Detroit, MI to Chicago train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $43 (€35). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Chicago from Detroit, MI. 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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