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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Dearborn to Chicago. Traveling by train from Dearborn to Chicago usually takes around 5 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Wolverine train can make the trip in 4 hours and 48 minutes.

Distance230 mi (371 km)
Fastest train4h 48m
Lowest price€35.41
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Wolverine
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Dearborn, MI to Chicago, IL

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Andre

28 October 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: Solitude. Cons: No complaints. Tips: Be on time.

Pros: Solitude. Cons: No complaints. Tips: Be on time.

4.0

Nancy

11 August 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Wolverine

It was nice and we would've arrived on time but there was a storm. But they treated us real good during the wait.

It was nice and we would've arrived on time but there was a storm. But they treated us real good during the wait.

5.0

Marcello

1 January 2020- Vacation

Amtrak Wolverine

Convenient & cheap

Convenient & cheap

5.0

Kanchanamala

15 October 2019- Business

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: Train to Chicago was 1 hr late , would not be taking it again . Cons: Stritch schedule. Tips: None.

Pros: Train to Chicago was 1 hr late , would not be taking it again . Cons: Stritch schedule. Tips: None.

5.0

Cristina

15 October 2019- Business

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: Okay. Cons: Be in time please if possible! Tips: Not stressful.

Pros: Okay. Cons: Be in time please if possible! Tips: Not stressful.

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

In the last month, €36.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Dearborn, MI to Chicago, IL. 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 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €21.87 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Dearborn 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 €33 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dearborn to Chicago in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €45 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

€66€53€40€27€133020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Chicago from Dearborn will be about €21.87 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Dearborn to Chicago?

Amtrak Wolverine is the one and only train line which connects Dearborn, Michigan to Chicago, Illinois. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Wolverine35h 3m€49.65
  • Amtrak Wolverine

    Amtrak Wolverine

    Amtrak Wolverine train tickets from Dearborn to Chicago start from €35, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 Amtrak Wolverine schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Wolverine in Dearborn leaves from Dingell Transit Ctr - 21201 Michigan Ave . And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station .

    From Dearborn to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Wolverine takes 5 hours and 3 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 48 minutes.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Dearborn and Chicago is approximately 230 miles, or 371 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 48 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Dearborn to Chicago on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passangers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Dearborn at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 Dearborn to Chicago?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Dearborn to Chicago.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Dearborn.

City Information

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.

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 Dearborn?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Dearborn.

All train stations in Dearborn:

  • Dingell Transit Ctr - 21201 Michigan Ave

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago, IL - Union Station - CHIUST-0

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Arrival stations

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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