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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Battle Creek to Chicago?

Lowest Price$30.32
Fastest Train2h 41m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Battle Creek to Chicago right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, $30.32 was the average price of a train ticket from Battle Creek, MI to Chicago, IL. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $13.72 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Battle Creek to Chicago?

The distance between Battle Creek and Chicago is approximately 129 miles, or 208 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 41 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Battle Creek to Chicago are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Friday 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 Battle Creek at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00am. 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 Battle Creek to Chicago?

Trains leave the station in Battle Creek twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Chicago with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Battle Creek. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Battle Creek to Chicago for $31.63.

Which train should you take from Battle Creek to Chicago?

2 train services operate from Battle Creek, Michigan to Chicago, Illinois. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Blue Water13h 19m$36.13
Amtrak Wolverine13h 10m$37.12

Where is the train station in Battle Creek?

There is one train station in Battle Creek:

  • 119 McCamly St S

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Price trends for trains from Battle Creek to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$59$40$20SepOct

Monthly average prices

$66$53$40$26$13ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$66$53$40$26$133020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Battle Creek, MI to Chicago, IL
4.7
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Blue Water report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Tamera
5.0
July 19, 2019Vacation
Pros
On time going but late on the return trip. The staff was very helpful with both of us sitting together on our return trip. Very kind
Cons
Amtrak is a nice way to travel
Tips
I keep forgetting about Business class and handicap seating.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Wolverine report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.5
Staff
4.5
Value
3.5
Condition
4.5

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