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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Grand Rapids?

Lowest price€29.27
Fastest train4h 4m
Trains per day1
Train lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to Grand Rapids 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.

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

In the last month, €29.27 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI. 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 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €3.95 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Grand Rapids?

The distance between Chicago and Grand Rapids is approximately 125 miles, or 201 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 4 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?

Trains from Chicago to Grand Rapids are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Chicago at 18:00 and arrives in Grand Rapids around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Chicago to Grand Rapids?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Grand Rapids with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Grand Rapids to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Grand Rapids for €31.78.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Grand Rapids?

Amtrak Pere Marquette is the one and only train line which connects Chicago, Illinois to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Pere Marquette14h 4m€30.76

Amtrak Pere Marquette train tickets from Chicago to Grand Rapids start from €29, and on average cost €31. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Pere Marquette schedules to Grand Rapids. Amtrak Pere Marquette in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Grand Rapids trains arrive at 440 Century Ave SW, From Chicago to Grand Rapids train travel on Amtrak Pere Marquette takes 4 hours and 4 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Grand Rapids on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Pere Marquette scheduled trip per day, which will cost €33 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Price trends for trains from Chicago to Grand Rapids

Average prices by travel date

€38€25€13AprApr

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

€42€33€25€17€83020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Michelle

18 September 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Pros: Great way to get home from Chicago - no fighting the traffic. Cons: Wi-fi service. Tips: Don't count in the wi-fi. Pros: Great way to get home from Chicago - no fighting the traffic. Cons: Wi-fi service. Tips: Don't count in the wi-fi.

5.0

Margaret

13 August 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Pros: This train ride was a pleasant surprise! The cars were very comfortable I didn’t realize they had a café on board complete with adult beverages. Tips: . Be sure to factor in the fact that you could be late in your travels. Pros: This train ride was a pleasant surprise! The cars were very comfortable I didn’t realize they had a café on board complete with adult beverages. Tips: . Be sure to factor in the fact that you could be late in your travels.

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