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The cheapest trains from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago

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Cheapest

$30

Average

$30

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 Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago will cost around $ 30 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 30.

Cheapest
09:16AMKalamazoo Station2h17 10:33AMUnion Station
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$301One-way
Cheapest
10:26AMKalamazoo Station2h19 11:45AMUnion Station
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$301One-way

Timetable Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago

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09:16AMKalamazoo Station2h17 10:33AMUnion Station
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10:26AMKalamazoo Station2h19 11:45AMUnion Station
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Mon
Jun 14
$30Amtrak
$26Greyhound
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Tue
Jun 15
$30Amtrak
$24Greyhound
$235air wisconsin
Wed
Jun 16
$30Amtrak
$26Greyhound
$148envoy air
Thu
Jun 17
$31Amtrak
$21Greyhound
$161air wisconsin
Fri
Jun 18
$53Amtrak
$26Greyhound
$148envoy air
Sat
Jun 19
$30Amtrak
$21Greyhound
$148envoy air
Sun
Jun 20
$30Amtrak
$21Greyhound
$207envoy air
Mon
Jun 21
$30Amtrak
$22Greyhound
$156envoy air
Tue
Jun 22
$30Amtrak
$22Greyhound
$179envoy air
Thu
Jun 24
$30Amtrak
$23Greyhound
$179envoy air
Fri
Jun 25
$53Amtrak
$24Greyhound
$95envoy air
Sat
Jun 26
$30Amtrak
$22Greyhound
$156envoy air
Sun
Jun 27
$30Amtrak
$20Greyhound
$156envoy air

The fastest trains from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago

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Fastest Journey

2 h 17 m

Average

2 h 18 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

177 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Kalamazoo, MI for Chicago every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 177 km distance in an average of 2 h 18 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 17 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 19 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.

Fastest
09:16AMKalamazoo Station2h17 10:33AMUnion Station
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$301One-way
2nd Fastest
10:26AMKalamazoo Station2h19 11:45AMUnion Station
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$301One-way

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Journey Summary

Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
2 hours 18 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $32
Trains depart from:Kalamazoo, MI
Trains arrive in:Chicago
Distance:177 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

Trains from Kalamazoo to Chicago

Kalamazoo is a city in West Michigan, famously known as a major international pharmaceutical and life science center. The city is also known for being home to various corporations, among them Checkers Motors Corporation, as well as several leading companies for windmills, mandolins, and buggies. Chicago is known for its multiple sports teams such as Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Fire, spectacular architecture such as Sears Towers, and Chicago-style hotdogs and pizza. The distance from Kalamazoo to Chicago is approximately 147 miles (236 kilometers). The distance can be traveled comfortably, efficiently, and quickly by using a train. Amtrak, USA's primary passenger train operator, has four trains per day that depart from Kalamazoo to Chicago. The train route between the two cities has a direct connection; hence, no transfers or stops making the journey easier and faster. The direct train connection from Kalamazoo to Chicago makes traveling faster, as the total trip time by train is approximately 2 hours 20 minutes, so more than possible for a day trip.

Which train companies travel from Kalamazoo to Chicago?

Amtrak Company operates the train route and train transportation from Kalamazoo to Chicago. Amtrak is the national passenger train operator for the USA. Its trains make the journey comfortable and convenient, as some of the train cars have lounges and conference rooms; showers, washrooms, dining lounge, and some have WiFi; hence, long-distance travels are comfortable. Although Amtrak operates all trains for the trip from Kalamazoo to Chicago, there are disparities. There is a difference in the train type used depending on the departure time, the train route service used, as well as the total time taken to complete the journey between the two cities.

How long is the train ride from Kalamazoo to Chicago?

The distance between Kalamazoo and Chicago is approximately 147 miles (236 kilometers). The journey by train from Kalamazoo to Chicago takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes. The length of the total trip time between the two cities, however, varies depending on various factors such as the train used, departure time, the train service route used, and other unpredictable factors (however, the journey time is far more predictable than via car). The shortest total trip time from Kalamazoo to Chicago is 2 hours, 16 minutes. Bluewater route service trains take 2 hours, 26 minutes to complete the journey from Kalamazoo to Chicago. Trains from Wolverine train route service take 2 hours, 16 minutes, 2 hours 34 minutes; and 2 hours 40 minutes for the total trip time from Kalamazoo to Chicago. The longest full trip time between the two cities is 2 hours, 40 minutes, so there's not a lot in it.

How many trains are there from Kalamazoo to Chicago?

The journey by train from Kalamazoo to Chicago is convenient and easy to make as there is a direct train route connection between the two cities, with no transfer or stops. The journey has two train routes, the Bluewater service route and Wolverine service route. The Bluewater service has one service, train number 365 that departs from Kalamazoo at 10:19 a.m. The Wolverine service route has three daily trains from Kalamazoo to Chicago. Train bus 351 departs Kalamazoo at 9:16 a.m.; train 353 departs at 1:16 p.m., while train bus 355 departs at 9:00 p.m. The first train from Kalamazoo to Chicago departs at 9:16 a.m. while the last train leaves at 9.00 p.m.

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

Departure station: For the journey by train from Kalamazoo to Chicago, departures are from Kalamazoo, Michigan Station. The station is located approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) from Kalamazoo city center. The station is within walking distance to many points and facilities within Kalamazoo. From the city center, walking to Kalamazoo train station takes approximately six minutes via W Exchange P. while cycling takes nearly four minutes. Kalamazoo transit center is a one-minute walk from the train station, hence all buses that at the transit center can be used to access it from all parts of the city. Bus route one connects the center to Westnedge, route two to Portage route three to West Michigan, route four to Oakland, route five to East Main; up to bus route 27. Services and facilities available at the train station include limited mobility access, ticket office, help with baggage, enclosed waiting area, ATM, Quik-Trak kiosks, restrooms, and payphones.

Arrival station: Arrivals for the journey by train from Kalamazoo to Chicago are at Chicago Union Station. The distance from the station to Chicago city center is approximately 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers). The station has various facilities and services such as food courts, lockers and luggage storage, restrooms, dining, ATMs, Retail stores, baggage claim offices, metra and Amtrak offices, parking options. It is also accessible for people with limited mobility. Three public transportation options can be used when getting to the train station and around Chicago other than walking- which takes approximately seven minutes from the city center. By using bus, take either bus numbers one, seven, 28, 60, 121, 125, 126, 151, 156, 157, 192, 754, or 755- a trip which takes approximately ten minutes from the city center. By using train- Md-W, MD-N, BNSF, and SWS. By using the metro, use the blue, purple, brown, orange or pink lines.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap train between Kalamazoo, MI and Chicago cost?
Train tickets from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $30 (€24)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago?
The train price to Chicago from Kalamazoo, MI is on average $34 (€27)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
What is the distance between Kalamazoo, MI and Chicago by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago by train to be approximately 110 miles (177 km).
How long is the train from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago?
On average the Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago train time is 2 h 17 min  covering the 110 miles (177 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Are there any direct trains from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago?
Yes, you can look for direct trains from Kalamazoo, 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 trip.
What time is the earliest train from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago? What time is the last train from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago?
The earliest train departing from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago leaves at 1: 16 PM. The last train departing from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago leaves at 2: 26 PM. You can find the latest Kalamazoo, 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 train tickets to Chicago from Kalamazoo, MI to score the best deals?
If you buy the Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $34 (€27). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Kalamazoo, MI and 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.