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The cheapest trains from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago

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Cheapest

$55

Average

$55

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago will cost around $ 55 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 55.

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06:00AMGrand Rapids Station4h08 09:08AMUnion Station
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$551One-way

Timetable Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago

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The fastest trains from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago

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Fastest Journey

4 h 8 m

Average

4 h 8 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

204 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Grand Rapids, MI for Chicago every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 204 km distance in an average of 4 h 8 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 8 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 8 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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06:00AMGrand Rapids Station4h08 09:08AMUnion Station
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$551One-way

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Journey Summary

Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
4 hours 8 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $38
Trains depart from:Grand Rapids, MI
Trains arrive in:Chicago
Distance:204 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

Trains from Grand Rapids to Chicago

Named after Grand Rapids River in Michigan, the city of Grand Rapids earns its title as America's Furniture Capital and a prime center for the manufacture of office furniture. Chicago, on the other hand, is famous for sports teams such as Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Fire, Chicago Bears, Culinary delights such as Chicago-style pizza and hotdogs, and architectural marvels such as Sears Towers. The distance between the two cities is approximately 179 miles (288 kilometers). Traveling by train from Grand Rapids to Chicago is the most convenient public transport mode. The train route from Grand Rapids to Chicago runs at a frequency of five trains per day- one direct and four indirect. The indirect connections are at Kalamazoo train station. The journey from Grand Rapids to Chicago takes an average duration of 4 hours 8 minutes.

Which train companies travel from Grand Rapids to Chicago?

Amtrak Company operates the train route from Grand Rapids to Chicago, the same as most of the train routes in the USA. It is the national passenger train operator in the USA. Amtrak trains offer efficiency, relaxation, and comfort for long-distance journeys such as the trip from Grand Rapids to Chicago. The trains have convenient seating arrangements, quiet cars, sleeping accommodations, and onboard dining for long-distance travel. Amtrak may operate all the trains from Grand Rapids to Chicago, but there are variations in terms of total trip time taken, the train route service used, the train used, and the transfer time taken.

How long is the train ride from Grand Rapids to Chicago?

The distance from Grand Rapids to Chicago is approximately 179 miles (288 kilometers). By train, this distance can be covered in an average duration of 4 hours, 8 minutes. The total time taken to complete this journey depends on the available connections, train service route in use, the transfer time, and the train used. The journey between Grand Rapids and Chicago has both a direct and indirect connection, with a stop at Kalamazoo train station. Indirect trains take a duration of 4 hours, 20 minutes up to 8 hours, 5 minutes, depending on the transfer time taken at Kalamazoo.

How many trains are there from Grand Rapids to Chicago?

The train route from Grand Rapids to Chicago has one direct train and four indirect trains daily. The direct connection train from Grand Rapids to Chicago is offered by the Pere Marquette train service (371) and departs from Grand Rapids at 6:00 a.m. Multiple train services provide indirect trains with different train routes. From Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo, the trains are offered by a connecting bus. From the train transfer station to Chicago, connections are offered by Wolverine and Blue Water train service routes. The first indirect train departs from Grand Rapids at 7:10 a.m. while the last one departs at 7:05 p.m., giving the passenger loads of choice when booking their trip to Chicago.

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

Departure station: For the journey from Grand Rapids to Chicago, departures are from Grand Rapids train station. The station is located approximately one mile from the city center. It is commonly called The Vernon J. Ehlers train station, and is the terminus station of the Pere Marquette line. The station has one platform and one track and can be accessed on foot from most of the areas in Grand Rapids. From the city center, the station can be accessed using bus nine, 11, 90, 13, and six- a trip which takes approximately 13 minutes. Services and facilities at the station include a Quik-Trak kiosk, waiting room, restroom, vending machines, and parking spaces.

Arrival station: Arrivals for the journey by train from Grand Rapids to Chicago are at the Chicago Union Station. The distance from the station to Chicago city center is approximately half a mile (0.8 kilometers). The large station has various facilities and services such as a food court, luggage storage, restrooms, lockers, dining, MobileQubes, ATMs, retail stores, baggage claim offices, Amtrak and Metra offices, parking options and access for people with limited mobility. For getting around Chicago and to the train station, there are three public transportation options that one can use besides walking- which takes approximately seven minutes from the city center. By using the bus- bus numbers one, seven, 28, 60, 121, 125, 126, 151, 156, 157, 192, 754, and 755- a trip which takes approximately ten minutes to the city center from the train station. By using train- Md-W, MD-N, BNSF, and SWS. By using metro- blue line, purple line, brown line, orange line, and pink line.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap train between Grand Rapids, MI and Chicago cost?
Train tickets to Chicago from Grand Rapids, MI for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $38 (€30)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket between Grand Rapids, MI and Chicago?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $41 (€33)  for a train ticket from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago.
How many miles is it from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago by train?
The train distance from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago is around 126 miles (204 km).
How long is a train between Grand Rapids, MI and Chicago on average?
On average the Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago train travel time is 4 h 8 min  for the 126 miles (204 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Are there any nonstop train services from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago?
Yes, you can look for direct trains from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago 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 journey.
When does the first train depart from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago? When does the last train depart from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago?
The earliest train departing from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago leaves at 10: 00 AM. The last train departing from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago leaves at 10: 00 AM. You can find the latest Grand Rapids, 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 Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find trains between Grand Rapids, MI and Chicago to cost on average $41 (€33) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.