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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Chicago to Holland. Traveling by train from Chicago to Holland usually takes around 3 hours and 42 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£13.49
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pere Marquette
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago to Holland

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

greta

13 September 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Pros: very clean. Cons: n/a. Tips: bring a neck pillow.

5.0

Debra

25 January 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Pros: Quiet and restful. Food car was great. Very pleasant trip. Cons: Curtains on windows and it was very cold on train. We all kept our coats on. Check outlets more often mine didn't work. Tips: Always use amyrak. We need to go back to train service for all over America. If we had more trains in my state of Michigan more people could work in other areas because they could take the train. Will probably take my next vacation as a train vacation. Thank you.

5.0

Susan

14 September 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Bathroom needs work lock was broken

5.0

Cornelia

1 May 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.

5.0

Aimee

3 March 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 selection. Tips: Always arrive with ample time to spare! This ensures you’re not rushing around before your journey!

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Chicago and Holland cost £22.29, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 24 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around £19.33 more.

Average prices by travel date

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For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Chicago to Holland will range from £16 to £57. If you're planning to travel by train to Holland in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Chicago you can find in the next 7 days is £19. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Chicago to Holland. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of £29. If you're planning a trip from Chicago to Holland during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about £37 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 24 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Holland from Chicago will be about £19.33 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Holland?

Amtrak Pere Marquette is the one and only train line which connects Chicago to Holland. 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 Marquette13h 42m£32.21
  • 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 3 hours and 42 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

The distance between Chicago and Holland is approximately 100 miles, or 161 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 42 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.

Trains from Chicago to Holland 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 Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Chicago at 06:00 and arrives in Holland around 3 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Holland 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 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.

Holland

Holland, MI, US - HOM-0

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Holland is on Lake Macatawa's shore and is an ideal city for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The city is known for its rich Dutch heritage, as it organizes the internationally acclaimed Tulip Time Festival. With the picturesque countryside vibe, Holland features windmill gardens and sandy beaches near Lake Michigan, and you can see tulips in spring at the Tulip Time Festival. Near Lake Michigan, you can see the Big Red Lighthouse, that's popular among tourists. You can see deer and migratory birds in Holland State Park for wildlife and bird watching.

Known for its beautiful beaches and lakes, Holland features beachfront hotels and restaurants that you will enjoy. The city is known for its breweries, distilleries, and wineries that create craft beers, artisan spirits, and wine, like the New Holland Brewing Company. Aside from the Tulip Time Festival, Holland is known for annual events like the Memorial Day Parade and St. Patrick's Day Parade.

It is easy to visit Holland by train from over a hundred cities, with routes provided by Amtrak. If you'd prefer the bus, Tornado Bus and El Expreso Bus both have frequent trips to the city. MAX Transit offers public transportation services in Holland.

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

  • Vernon J. Ehlers Station

  • 410 1/2 Vine Street

  • 541 Railroad Street

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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