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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Chicago to Battle Creek. Traveling by train from Chicago to Battle Creek usually takes around 2 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Blue Water train can make the trip in 2 hours and 33 minutes.

Distance129 mi (208 km)
Fastest train2h 33m
Lowest price£20.12
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Wolverine
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago to Battle Creek

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)



Robert D

6 January 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Blue Water

Pros: Price is affordable for a senior. Cons: Better directions in Chicago Union Station. Tips: A great value.



21 December 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: I happened to get a great seat on a sold out train and the conductor was very jolly which was fun for a Christmas trip. Cons: More space for larger bags and fixing the seat cushions to the seats so they don’t slide off. Tips: Take the first seat you see and arrive to the station early.


Robert D

7 June 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Blue Water

Pros: Very comfortable and spacious seats. Staff was very nice. Ticket price was so inexpensive compared to airline ticket. Cons: nothing. it was great. Tips: this was our first Amtrak and will certainly not be our last.



21 January 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: really nice and fast. Cons: none.



16 January 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Wolverine

It was so relaxing and fun!

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

In the last month, £28.36 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago to Battle Creek. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £12.28 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Chicago to Battle Creek will range from £22 to £54. If you're planning to travel by train to Battle Creek in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Chicago you can find in the next 7 days is £23. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

Mark your calendar for January if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Chicago to Battle Creek. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of £28. If you're planning a trip from Chicago to Battle Creek during March, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about £34 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Battle Creek from Chicago will be about £12.28 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Battle Creek?

2 train services operate from Chicago to Battle Creek. Amtrak Wolverine usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Blue Water12h 34m£33.62
Amtrak Wolverine32h 49m£33.76
  • The Blue Water is a higher-speed Amtrak train line that travels 319 miles between Chicago, IL and Port Huron, MI. Both Coach and Business Class tickets are available to purchase on the Blue Water, but if you’re looking to save, make sure to book early and you could find tickets for as low as £20. Blue Water trains include amenities like free WiFi, cafe service, and power outlets at every seat.

  • 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 Chicago to Battle Creek on the Wolverine is , but you can find deals for as low as £20.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Chicago and Battle Creek is approximately 129 miles, or 208 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 33 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.

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

The earliest train departs Chicago at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Chicago to Battle Creek.

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

City Information


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?

Chicago, IL - Union Station - CHIUST-0

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Main departure station: Chicago (Union Station), Illinois

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.

All train stations in Chicago:

  • Chicago (Union Station), Illinois

Where is the train station in Battle Creek?

Main arrival station: 119 McCamly St S

Battle Creek has one train station.

Train stations in Battle Creek:

  • 119 McCamly St S

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