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Train Information to Chicago from Kalamazoo, MI

distanceDistance110 miles (177 km)
priceAverage train ticket price$30 (€24)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago cover the 110 miles (177 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 11 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $30 (€24), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $30 (€24).

Amtrak

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 from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago.

If you're looking for cheap Amtrak tickets between Kalamazoo, MI and Chicago, check out Omio! With one-way Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago train ticket prices starting as low as $30 (€24) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Chicago from Kalamazoo, MI by showing you the latest Amtrak offers, train schedules and tickets for this 110 miles (177 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this route, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with Amtrak. If you search for Amtrak tickets between Kalamazoo, MI and Chicago in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Kalamazoo, MI and Chicago on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with Amtrak so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

Amtrak's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Kalamazoo, MI and Chicago 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 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 from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago to cost as little as $30 (€24)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket between Kalamazoo, MI and Chicago?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $30 (€24)  for a train ticket from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago.
What is the distance to Chicago from Kalamazoo, MI by train?
The Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago train distance is approximately 110 miles (177 km).
What is the Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago train travel time?
The Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago train duration is on average 2 h 11 min, which is to be expected when traveling 110 miles (177 km) from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which train providers can get me from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago?
When taking a train from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago, you can count on Amtrak for the best way to get you to Chicago. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Chicago from Kalamazoo, MI and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services per day are there to Chicago from Kalamazoo, MI?
The average number of trains departing Kalamazoo, MI for Chicago is 4 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Kalamazoo, MI at 1: 16 PM. The last train leaves from Kalamazoo, MI at 2: 26 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets between Kalamazoo, MI and Chicago for the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $30 (€24) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago a few months in advance.

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