Trains from Dearborn to Chicago

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Dearborn - Chicago Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Dearborn to Chicago. Traveling by train from Dearborn to Chicago usually takes around 5 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Wolverine train can make the trip in 5 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance230 mi (371 km)
Fastest train5h 5m
Lowest price$51.73
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Wolverine
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Dearborn to Chicago

(Based on 13 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Alexander

April 25, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: I am still enjoying it. Cons: Next time I will go business. Tips: Go business.

Pros: I am still enjoying it. Cons: Next time I will go business. Tips: Go business.

4.0

James

March 28, 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: Friendly staff,left on time. Cons: Better wifi. Tips: Be on time two minutes to board.

Pros: Friendly staff,left on time. Cons: Better wifi. Tips: Be on time two minutes to board.

5.0

Brittany

March 10, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: Spur of the moment getaway with family. Cons: Nothing, everything was awesome. Tips: Always use Wanderu for traveling!!!

Pros: Spur of the moment getaway with family. Cons: Nothing, everything was awesome. Tips: Always use Wanderu for traveling!!!

4.0

Tannous

December 22, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: Arriving on time. Cons: Seat comfort. Tips: Use train more often.

Pros: Arriving on time. Cons: Seat comfort. Tips: Use train more often.

5.0

Sura

December 17, 2021- Business

Amtrak Wolverine

On time departure and arriving. Clean train . Safe .

On time departure and arriving. Clean train . Safe .

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

In the last month, $60.55 was the average price of a train ticket from Dearborn to Chicago. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $30.39 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$116$78$39AugAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Dearborn to Chicago will vary between C$52 and C$105. Planning a train trip to Chicago within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Dearborn over the next 7 days is C$53. 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

$97$78$58$39$19SONDJFMAMJJA

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Dearborn to Chicago by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$57 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dearborn to Chicago in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$74 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

$97$78$58$39$193020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Chicago from Dearborn will be about C$30.39 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Dearborn to Chicago?

Amtrak Wolverine is the one and only train line which connects Dearborn to Chicago. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Wolverine35h 20m$71.99
  • Amtrak Wolverine

    Amtrak Wolverine

    The Amtrak Wolverine provides rail service from Chicago to Pontiac, Michigan, and offers 3 trips per day. Each train features amenities such as a cafe car and onboard WiFi. The average ticket price from Dearborn to Chicago on the Wolverine is , but you can find deals for as low as $52.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Dearborn to Chicago 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.

How long is the train journey from Dearborn to Chicago?

The distance between Dearborn and Chicago is approximately 230 miles, or 371 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 5 minutes.

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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Dearborn to Chicago on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Friday. Friday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Dearborn at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Dearborn to Chicago?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Dearborn to Chicago.

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

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 Dearborn?

Main departure station: Dingell Transit Ctr - 21201 Michigan Ave

There is one train station in Dearborn.

All train stations in Dearborn:

  • Dingell Transit Ctr - 21201 Michigan Ave

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago, IL - Union Station - CHIUST-0

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Main arrival station: Union Station

The historic Chicago Union Station is the United States' third busiest train station and a hub for 15 Amtrak train lines with destinations throughout the country. The station also serves bus carriers like Greyhound, Indian Trails and Jefferson Lines, and offers connections to Metra commuter lines. Union Station is also just a quick walk to the nearest Chicago L lines. The current station was built in 1925, to replace the original one dating back to 1881, and today wows visitors with its impressive facade, massive columns, and opulent Great Hall. Located right in downtown and adjacent to the Chicago Loop, Union Station is equipped with many services and amenities, including phone charging stations, shops, and various food and drink options.

Train stations in Chicago:

  • Union Station

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