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Battle Creek - Detroit Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Battle Creek to Detroit. Traveling by train from Battle Creek to Detroit usually takes around 2 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Wolverine train can make the trip in 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance109 mi (175 km)
Fastest train2h 50m
Lowest price£21.26
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Wolverine
Train lines1

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Overall score for trains from Battle Creek, MI to Detroit, MI

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Price trends for trains from Battle Creek to Detroit

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Which train should you take from Battle Creek to Detroit?

Amtrak Wolverine is the one and only train line which connects Battle Creek, Michigan to Detroit, Michigan. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Wolverine22h 51m£21.26

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Battle Creek to Detroit 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 Battle Creek to Detroit?

The distance between Battle Creek and Detroit is approximately 109 miles, or 175 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 50 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 Detroit are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Thursday 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 11:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. 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 Detroit?

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 Detroit 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 Detroit to Battle Creek. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Battle Creek to Detroit for £24.92.

City Information

Detroit

Often stigmatized as a dead city, Detroit is making a huge comeback, and it is fast becoming a hidden gem among travelers. Your first stop should be at the Detroit Institute of Art, the city’s foremost cultural destination. Featuring more than 100 galleries with artworks from masters such as Van Gogh or Diego Rivera, the museum offers tourists hours of artistic immersion and enjoyment. For those wishing to learn more about the history of Motown or Black American communities, the city’s Motown Museum and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will be top-tier destinations. Finally, don’t miss out on the chance to catch a performance at the lavish Fox Theater, a national landmark.

As Detroit is the birthplace of Coney dog, it would be a huge miss if you pass up the chance to try out this masterpiece. One of the locals’ favorite Coney dog establishments is Lafayette Coney Island. Detroit’s craft beer scene is also quite lively, and some famous local brands include Batch Brewing Company and Detroit Beer Co.

The principal bus terminal in the city is on Howard St, where travelers can catch buses run by Greyhound, Indian Trails or Barons Bus. You can also catch Amtrak trains at the train station in New Center, north of downtown Detroit. Detroit is served by Amtrak’s Wolverine line. The city’s main airport is the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, which is located in nearby Romulus.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Battle Creek?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Battle Creek.

Where is the train station in Detroit?

Arrival stations

Detroit has one train station.

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