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Holland - Chicago Train Timetable

Train
Amtrak Pere Marquette
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri,
  7. Sat
6:49 AM
Holland171 Lincoln Ave
9:08 AM
ChicagoChicago (Union Station), Illinois
from £18.26

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Holland to Chicago. Traveling by train from Holland to Chicago usually takes around 3 hours and 19 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance100 mi (161 km)
Fastest train3h 19m
Lowest price£15.88
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pere Marquette
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Holland to Chicago

(Based on 21 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Megan

26 March 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Pros: Easy way to travel. Cons: It’s not Amtrak’s fault, but the station in Holland was closed. We had to stand outside in wind and very cold temps waiting for the train. It was miserable. Reliable WiFi would be nice.

4.0

William

18 December 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Pros: allows you to relax and leave the driving to others. Cons: Station was closed and it was cold. Lots of small kids and babies were out in the cold and wind. Tips: Dress warm in case station is closed.

5.0

Rita

21 October 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Pros: Convenience of booking the trip, the options for seats and the overall location (Holland and Chicago). Cons: Would love another option during the day but that’s about it. Tips: Great overall experience and very quick. The conductors were super friendly.

5.0

Renita

12 September 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Pere Marquette

It was a nice ride but it was 1 hour late

5.0

Lilly

1 March 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Pros: Everything that I answered above, The train was quiet and I felt safe. Cons: Almost nothing. Tips: Yes.

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

In the last month, £25.76 was the average price of a train ticket from Holland to Chicago. 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 £14.18 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for May if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Holland to Chicago. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of £28. If you're planning a trip from Holland to Chicago during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about £33 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 Chicago from Holland will be about £14.18 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Holland to Chicago?

Amtrak Pere Marquette is the one and only train line which connects Holland 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 Pere Marquette13h 19m£31.21
  • Named after a famous French explorer, the Amtrak Pere Marquette is a train route from Grand Rapids to Chicago. The Pere Marquette travels from Holland to Chicago in about 3 hours and 19 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 Chicago.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Holland and Chicago is approximately 100 miles, or 161 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 19 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.

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

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

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 Holland.

City Information

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.

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 Holland?

Main departure station: 171 Lincoln Ave

There is one train station in Holland.

All train stations in Holland:

  • 171 Lincoln Ave

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago, IL - Union Station - CHIUST-0

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Main arrival 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.

Train stations in Chicago:

  • Chicago (Union Station), Illinois

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