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Cheap train tickets from Detroit to Chicago

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Detroit to Chicago?

Lowest Price£16.32
Fastest Train4h 59m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines2
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Detroit to Chicago
4.3
Based on 10 reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Wolverine report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 86 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
3.7
Value
3.4
Condition
3.4
Jason
4.0
29 November 2019
Cons
Father Son Retreat
Bridgett
5.0
19 November 2019Solo travel
Pros
Location to and from
Cons
hard to insure on time arrival
Judy
5.0
2 November 2019Visiting family
Pros
Very convenient leaving from Dearborn and train kept right on schedule.
Cons
We really have no complaints.
Tips
Yes use Wanderu
Ondrej
4.0
27 September 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Detroit Train station is in waling distance from my house
Cons
The train is old and smelly.
Fredie
4.0
10 August 2019Visiting family
Pros
Reuniting and celebrating with family and friends
Cons
Prices and delays (when feasible)

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Detroit to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Detroit to Chicago is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Detroit to Chicago was £24.97. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 28 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £27.27 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Detroit to Chicago?

The distance between Detroit and Chicago is approximately 237.17 miles, or 381.59 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 5 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 59 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Detroit to Chicago?

On Tuesday trains from Detroit to Chicago are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Detroit to Chicago?

Typically there are 4 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. On the route to Chicago 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Wolverine offers the most scheduled departures between Detroit to Chicago, usually offering 3 trips per day. 3 train trips per day are direct connections to Chicago, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Detroit to Chicago, which start at £8.16. To compare all possible modes of travel, check out our guide on how to get from Detroit to Chicago.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Detroit to Chicago

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Detroit to Chicago start from £64.47, and on average cost £67.71. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Detroit leaves from 11 W Baltimore Ave, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Detroit to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 12 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 59 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost £67.60 for a one-way weekend reservation from Detroit.

Avg. Time
12h 15m
Avg. Price
£67.71

Amtrak Wolverine

Amtrak Wolverine train tickets from Detroit to Chicago start from £16.32, and on average cost £33.40. Daily there are 3 Amtrak Wolverine schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Wolverine in Detroit leaves from 11 W Baltimore Ave, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Detroit to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Wolverine takes 5 hours and 14 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak Wolverine offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 59 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Wolverine offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £36.43 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

Avg. Time
5h 14m
Avg. Price
£33.40

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Detroit on their way to Chicago:
  • 11 W Baltimore Ave
There is one train station where trains from Detroit arrive in Chicago:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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