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Ann Arbor-Detroit Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Ann Arbor to Detroit. Traveling by train from Ann Arbor to Detroit usually takes around one hour and one minute, but the fastest Amtrak Wolverine train can make the trip in 52 minutes.

Distance36 mi (58 km)
Fastest train0h 52m
Lowest price€6.34
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Wolverine
Train lines1

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

In the last month, €6.34 was the average price of a train ticket from Ann Arbor, MI to Detroit, MI. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 7 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €6.68 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€25€17€8JulAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Ann Arbor to Detroit will vary between €7 and €18. Planning a train trip to Detroit within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Ann Arbor over the next 7 days is €7. 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

€21€17€13€8€4ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Ann Arbor to Detroit 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 €7 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Ann Arbor to Detroit in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €11 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

€21€17€13€8€43020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 7 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Detroit from Ann Arbor will be about €6.68 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Ann Arbor to Detroit?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Wolverine21h 2m€7.88

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor to Detroit?

The distance between Ann Arbor and Detroit is approximately 36 miles, or 58 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 52 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Detroit.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Ann Arbor to Detroit are the most crowded on Friday. 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?

The earliest train departs Ann Arbor at 12:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Ann Arbor to Detroit?

Trains leave the station in Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Ann Arbor to Detroit for €4.22.

City Information

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is a quirky city filled with interesting secrets for curious travelers. The first thing to do in Ann Arbor is to check out its crown jewel, the University of Michigan. Boasting as many as 30 libraries and more than 16 museums, the university will fulfill every culturally-inclined traveler’s desires with ease. Nature lovers who enjoy a breath of fresh air should consider hopping on the Huron River Water Trail, which offers plenty of opportunities for paddling. Also don’t miss out on a show at the famous Michigan Theater, which offers retro shows and live acts.

Travelers can enjoy an authentic Ann Arbor culinary experience at Kerrytown, a historic quarter in the city. Located there are the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, as well as Zingerman’s Deli, both of which are local favorites.

The Amtrak station at 325 Depot St serves as the city’s main hub for both bus and train travel. From the station you can catch a bus or train to various cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and beyond. Ann Arbor is served by Amtrak’s Wolverine line. The city’s main airport is the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport.

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 Ann Arbor?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Ann Arbor.

Where is the train station in Detroit?

Arrival stations

Detroit has one train station.

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