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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Ann Arbor?

Lowest Price€26.34
Fastest Train4h 17m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I take the train or bus from Ann Arbor to Chicago?

If you’re looking for comfort from Chicago to Ann Arbor, a train is the best option. Buses and trains both offer Wi-Fi, outlets and onboard restrooms, but trains have a bit more to offer. The standard Amtrak has both a Café Car and a Quiet Car, and Amtrak Wolverine goes beyond the typical to provide snacks and extra legroom.

The train from Chicago to Ann Arbor usually takes about 4 hours and 15 minutes. Buses are usually cheaper, but train rides still start as low as $31 for a ticket.

Does Amtrak go to Ann Arbor, Michigan?

There is an Amtrak station in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Amtrak is a great option when traveling from Chicago to Ann Arbor because in addition to a daily trip on the traditional Amtrak train, there are 3 daily trips from Chicago to Ann Arbor on Amtrak Wolverine (a higher speed Amtrak train).

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to Ann Arbor right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, €26.34 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI. 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 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €16.73 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Ann Arbor?

The distance between Chicago and Ann Arbor is approximately 201 miles, or 324 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 17 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?

Trains from Chicago to Ann Arbor are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Chicago at 13:00 and arrives in Ann Arbor around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Chicago to Ann Arbor?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Ann Arbor for €18.93.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Ann Arbor?

Amtrak Wolverine is the one and only train line which connects Chicago, Illinois to Ann Arbor, Michigan. 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 Wolverine14h 17m€31.27

Amtrak Wolverine train tickets from Chicago to Ann Arbor start from €26, and on average cost €31. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Wolverine schedules to Ann Arbor. Amtrak Wolverine in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Ann Arbor trains arrive at 325 Depot St - Amtrak Station, From Chicago to Ann Arbor train travel on Amtrak Wolverine takes 4 hours and 17 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Ann Arbor on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Wolverine scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Where is the train station in Chicago?

There is one train station in Chicago:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Where is the train station in Ann Arbor?

Ann Arbor has one train station:

  • 325 Depot St - Amtrak Station

Price trends for trains from Chicago to Ann Arbor

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI

(Based on 17 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Lindsey

23 January 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: The train was clean and the staff was great! A few drunk people on the train were annoying.. but sometimes I’m a stick in mud haha :). Cons: nothing really ! Tips: arrive early to get a window seat :). Pros: The train was clean and the staff was great! A few drunk people on the train were annoying.. but sometimes I’m a stick in mud haha :). Cons: nothing really ! Tips: arrive early to get a window seat :).

5.0

Guylith

27 October 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: I like the way driver treat us. Cons: WiFi. Pros: I like the way driver treat us. Cons: WiFi.

4.0

James

30 July 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: Helpful staff, clean train, opportunity to purchase food. Cons: Our train from Chicago to Ann Arbor (Wolverine line) did not arrive at the expected time due to waiting on other trains. While late arrivals are not uncommon, it still was a little frustrating. Pros: Helpful staff, clean train, opportunity to purchase food. Cons: Our train from Chicago to Ann Arbor (Wolverine line) did not arrive at the expected time due to waiting on other trains. While late arrivals are not uncommon, it still was a little frustrating.

4.0

Gabe

27 June 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Wolverine

access to outletsaccess to outlets

3.0

Deborah

24 May 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: The train was clean. Cons: It would be nice if there was more leg room. The ticket was expensive because they jack up the price for the holiday weekend. Tips: Do not take Amtrak to Ann Arbor on a holiday weekend. Pros: The train was clean. Cons: It would be nice if there was more leg room. The ticket was expensive because they jack up the price for the holiday weekend. Tips: Do not take Amtrak to Ann Arbor on a holiday weekend.

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