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Trip Summary

There are 12 daily trains from Chicago to Holland. Traveling by train from Chicago to Holland usually takes around 12 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pere Marquette train can make the trip in 3 hours and 1 minute.

Distance100 mi (161 km)
Fastest train3h 1m
Lowest price$42.61
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago to Holland

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Susan

September 14, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Bathroom needs work lock was broken

Bathroom needs work lock was broken

5.0

Cornelia

May 1, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Pros: Pleasant other passengers. It was a nice experiences. Cons: Could not make the footrest to work. A board in entrance hall with info about the tracks, like you see in airports.

Pros: Pleasant other passengers. It was a nice experiences. Cons: Could not make the footrest to work. A board in entrance hall with info about the tracks, like you see in airports.

5.0

Aimee

March 3, 2020- Vacation

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Pros: Really spacious train with comfy seats and directed onto train very clearly so no one was confused or without a seat! Cons: Possibly a greater selection of coffees/foods - but understand it is a relatively short train trip so wouldn’t have expected a huge selecti...

Pros: Really spacious train with comfy seats and directed onto train very clearly so no one was confused or without a seat! Cons: Possibly a greater selection of coffees/foods - but understand it is a relatively short train trip so wouldn’t have expected a huge selection. Tips: Always arrive with ample time to spare! This ensures you’re not rushing around before your journey!

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5.0

Joanne

February 2, 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Pros: I was comfortable. Cons: Not much except putting freight before people.

Pros: I was comfortable. Cons: Not much except putting freight before people.

4.0

Simon

October 28, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Pros: On time, great staff, stations were superb and free parking in Holland. Cons: I wanted to upgrade to business class fror my trip home, but couldn't, even though there were plenty of empty seats. Tips: No it was a great experience.

Pros: On time, great staff, stations were superb and free parking in Holland. Cons: I wanted to upgrade to business class fror my trip home, but couldn't, even though there were plenty of empty seats. Tips: No it was a great experience.

What is the price of a train ticket from Chicago to Holland?

In the last month, $66.56 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago to Holland. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $114.31 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$174$116$58JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Chicago to Holland will vary between C$67 and C$169. Planning a train trip to Holland within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Chicago over the next 7 days is C$74. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$129$103$77$52$26ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Chicago to Holland by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$52 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Chicago to Holland in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$125 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$161$129$97$65$323020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Holland from Chicago will be about C$114.31 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Holland?

2 train services operate from Chicago to Holland. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 10 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak1021h 38m$190.46
Amtrak Pere Marquette27h 22m$66.25
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 10 Amtrak trains from Chicago to Holland every day, as well as 7 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $52.

  • Amtrak Pere Marquette

    Amtrak Pere Marquette

    Named after a famous French explorer, the Amtrak Pere Marquette is a train route from Grand Rapids to Chicago. The Pere Marquette travels from Chicago to Holland in about 7 hours and 22 minutes. Trains include onboard WiFi, a cafe car, and a quiet car ideal for sleeping or working. The Pere Marquette is consistently rated highly for its timely service and quality train cars by passengers traveling to Holland.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to Holland during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Chicago to Holland?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Chicago to Holland. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Holland?

The distance between Chicago and Holland is approximately 100 miles, or 161 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 1 minute.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Chicago to Holland are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Chicago at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Chicago to Holland?

There are 12 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Chicago to Holland. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Holland to Chicago.

City Information

Chicago

Known for its innovative architecture, cultural contributions to jazz and house music, and of course that irresistible deep-dish pizza, the many sights and experiences in Chicago make it one of the best urban vacation destinations for millennials and a top destination in Illinois.

You can't beat the views of the city and Lake Michigan from the SkyDeck in the Willis Tower; at over 1,300 feet, this is the highest observation deck in the U.S. Snap that classic selfie with the Bean in Millennium Park, then wander the many museums in nearby Grant Park. Navy Pier is a popular tourist hotspot for its parks, restaurants, and attractions right on Lake Michigan, and baseball fans will find paradise in Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and sports bars galore.

Chicago's enormous parks offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities in gorgeous urban settings. Many companies offer kayak rentals or boat tours on the Chicago River, with special tours running on Saint Patrick's Day, when the entire river is dyed green. When you’re ready to buy some souvenirs from your epic trip, hit the big brand stores on the Magnificent Mile, or shop local in neighborhoods like Andersonville and Wicker Park. And don't miss the chance to laugh until you cry at The Second City comedy theater, famous for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

Chicago is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the Midwest, and provides easy access to nearby destinations ideal for day trips, as well as international travel from two airports. Thanks to plenty of bus and train stations throughout the city, getting to the Windy City is a breeze.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Chicago?

New York, NY - Penn Station - NYCPEN-0

Main departure station: Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in Chicago:

  • Penn Station

  • Union Station

  • Vernon J. Ehlers Station

  • 2702 W Washington St

  • 18015 Park Ave

  • 11 W Baltimore Ave

  • Airport - 5601 S 6th St

  • 1116 Depot St

  • 459 North Burdick Street

  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave

  • 4 Veterans Plz and 1 Croton Pt Ave

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Dingell Transit Ctr - 21201 Michigan Ave

  • 1201 Doyle Dr - Troy Transit Ctr

  • Transp Ctr - 51000 Woodward Ave

Where is the train station in Holland?

Main arrival station: 171 Lincoln Ave

Holland has one train station.

Train stations in Holland:

  • 171 Lincoln Ave

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