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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Flint to Chicago. Traveling by train from Flint to Chicago usually takes around 5 hours and 25 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance216 mi (347 km)
Fastest train5h 25m
Lowest price£28.90
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Blue Water
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Flint to Chicago

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Liliana

31 December 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Blue Water

Pros: It was very quiet, very subtle, easy to fall asleep on. Cons: Better seats! Tips: Would recommend others!

Pros: It was very quiet, very subtle, easy to fall asleep on. Cons: Better seats! Tips: Would recommend others!

5.0

Michael

11 February 2020- Couples trip

Amtrak Blue Water

Pros: Comfort. Cons: N/A.

Pros: Comfort. Cons: N/A.

4.0

Amy

17 January 2020- Vacation

Amtrak Blue Water

Pros: That I could relax and not worry about driving myself. Cons: Drinks and snacks offered.

Pros: That I could relax and not worry about driving myself. Cons: Drinks and snacks offered.

5.0

Richard

16 July 2019- Business

Amtrak Blue Water

Pros: Was my first train ride. Was very impressesd how much luggage i dragged aboard and didn't cost me one extra cent...awesome. Cons: Free beer, lol. Tips: I highly recommend the train!!!

Pros: Was my first train ride. Was very impressesd how much luggage i dragged aboard and didn't cost me one extra cent...awesome. Cons: Free beer, lol. Tips: I highly recommend the train!!!

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

In the last month, £31.47 was the average price of a train ticket from Flint to Chicago. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. 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 £21.47 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£62£41£21JulJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Flint to Chicago will vary between £29 and £61. Planning a train trip to Chicago within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Flint over the next 7 days is £29. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

£41£33£25£17£8ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Flint to Chicago by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £31 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Flint to Chicago in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £40 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

£62£50£37£25£123020100

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 Chicago from Flint will be about £21.47 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Flint to Chicago?

Amtrak Blue Water is the one and only train line which connects Flint to Chicago. 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 Blue Water15h 25m£38.32
  • Amtrak Blue Water

    Amtrak Blue Water

    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 £29. Blue Water trains include amenities like free WiFi, cafe service, and power outlets at every seat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Flint to Chicago 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 Flint to Chicago?

The distance between Flint and Chicago is approximately 216 miles, or 347 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 25 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?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Flint to Chicago. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Flint at 07:00 and arrives in Chicago around 5 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Flint to Chicago?

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

City Information

Flint

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Flint, MI - FLN-1

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An industrial town in Michigan, Flint might not seem like a premier travel destination, but it does have some intriguing corners that off-the-beaten-path travelers will appreciate. One of the most popular destinations in the city is the Flint Institute of Arts, which houses an impressive collection of artworks that could rival a museum in a big city. Their collection includes pieces painted by Auguste Renoir and Mary Cassatt. If you are not a fan of art, check out Crossroads Village, a faithfully recreated 19th-century village, complete with a cider mill and a steamboat! For those who simply enjoy wandering around, the downtown area of Flint features many great shopping avenues to purchase souvenirs.

Even though it is a small town, Flint still boasts an impressive food scene. Check out 501 Bar & Grill's eclectic menu for the best BBQ in town. If you prefer to travel to cities known for their craft beer, a unique brewery experience awaits in a renovated firehouse at Tenacity Brewery.

Bus and train service from Flint includes trips to other Midwestern destinations, including Detroit, Chicago, and Indianapolis. In addition, Bishop International Airport is located in Flint for easy access by air.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Flint?

Main departure station: 1407 S Dort Hwy

The station at 1407 S Dort Highway is a hub for trains and intercity coaches. It is a stop on Amtrak's Blue Water route, which runs from Chicago to Port Huron, as well as Indian Trails, Greyhound, and Amtrak Thruway coach services. The station has plenty of waiting room space and vending machines. During working hours, staff is always available, and it is recommended to arrive at least 45 minutes early if you are checking baggage or require assistance. There is same day and overnight parking available for those driving, and the station location on Dort Highway provides direct access to I-69.

All train stations in Flint:

  • 1407 S Dort Hwy

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago, IL - Union Station - CHIUST-0

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Main arrival station: Union Station

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.

Train stations in Chicago:

  • Union Station

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