Detroit, MI to Chicago train

Cheap train tickets from Detroit, MI to Chicago

Showing times and prices for Dec 05

Cheapest

40

Average

45

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

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06:26AMDetroit Amtrak, MI5h06 10:32AMUnion Station
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401One-way
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06:11PMDetroit Amtrak, MI5h29 10:40PMUnion Station
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401One-way
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09:35AMDetroit Amtrak, MI5h27 02:02PMUnion Station
0 transfers
551One-way

Train schedule from Detroit, MI to Chicago

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06:26AMDetroit Amtrak, MI5h06 10:32AMUnion Station
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09:35AMDetroit Amtrak, MI5h27 02:02PMUnion Station
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06:11PMDetroit Amtrak, MI5h29 10:40PMUnion Station
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Fastest train times from Detroit, MI to Chicago

Showing times and prices for Dec 05

Fastest Journey

5 h 6 m

Average

5 h 20 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

384 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Detroit, 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.

Fastest
06:26AMDetroit Amtrak, MI5h06 10:32AMUnion Station
0 transfers
401One-way
2nd Fastest
09:35AMDetroit Amtrak, MI5h27 02:02PMUnion Station
0 transfers
551One-way
06:11PMDetroit Amtrak, MI5h29 10:40PMUnion Station
0 transfers
401One-way

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Overview: Train from Detroit, MI to Chicago

distanceDistance237 miles (383 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 6 min
priceAverage train ticket price$49 (€44)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Detroit, MI to Chicago cover the 237 miles (383 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 6 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $42 (€38), but the average price of train tickets is $49 (€44).

Train companies: Amtrak from Detroit, MI to Chicago trains

Find the best trains to Chicago from Detroit, MI with Omio's travel partners Amtrak from $42 (€38). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

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 between Detroit, MI and Chicago, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

  • Average Price: $42

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Detroit, 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 Detroit, MI to Chicago.
FAQs
Train tickets between Detroit, MI and Chicago for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $42 (€38)  one way in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Detroit, MI to Chicago train to cost on average $49 (€44)  one way.
The train distance from Detroit, MI to Chicago is around 237 miles (383 km).
The Detroit, MI to Chicago train duration is on average 5 h 6 min, which is to be expected when traveling 237 miles (383 km) to Chicago from Detroit, MI. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Take the Detroit, MI to Chicago train with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Chicago from Detroit, MI as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, you can search for direct trains from Detroit, MI to Chicago on Omio 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.
The first Detroit, MI to Chicago train departs at 11: 11 PM   and the last train from Detroit, MI to Chicago leaves at 11: 11 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Detroit, MI to Chicago on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
If you book a train ticket from Detroit, MI to Chicago within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $49 (€44) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Detroit, MI and Chicago are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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