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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Detroit to Peoria. Traveling by train from Detroit to Peoria usually takes around 12 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 12 hours and 14 minutes.

Distance357 mi (574 km)
Fastest train12h 14m
Lowest price€93.76
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Detroit to Peoria?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Detroit to Peoria was €93.76. Tickets for this route are somewhat expensive, given the distance between Detroit and Peoria. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Peoria if you book your train tickets at least 21 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra €53.32.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for January if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Detroit to Peoria. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of €85. If you're planning a trip from Detroit to Peoria during October, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about €141 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from Detroit to Peoria?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Detroit to Peoria. 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
Amtrak112h 20m€122.01
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Detroit to Peoria every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €84.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Detroit to Peoria, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

The distance between Detroit and Peoria is approximately 357 miles, or 574 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 14 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.

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

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Detroit at 06:00 and arrives in Peoria around 12 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Peoria to Detroit.

City Information

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.

Peoria

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Located on the Illinois River, Peoria is one of the best vacation destinations in Illinois. Peoria's irresistible midwestern charm, history, and unique attractions make it a must-see city when in the area.

To learn more about what attracted the late 17th-century French settlers to the area, visit the Peoria Riverfront Museum and Planetarium. Exhibitions here vary yearly, emphasising local history, natural history, art, and science, with many interactive exhibits for the kids to enjoy.

Take a stroll through Luthy Botanical Garden on a sunny day and enjoy the magnificent conservatory full of orchids and tropical plants. Peoria Zoo offers over 100 different animal species from all over the world. The zoo is open year-round, with many seasonal events throughout the year.

And bring your dancing shoes because Peoria also hosts a vibrant nightlife scene, from live music shows to performing arts events.

Peoria's central location makes it easy to reach. Peoria International Airport provides daily flights from several major cities. Peoria's Amtrak station offers access to various major cities, with trains arriving regularly. Jefferson Lines, Burlington Trailways, and Amtrak Thruway coaches provide affordable transport in and out of the city, too.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Detroit?

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Main departure station: 11 W Baltimore Ave

Detroit’s Amtrak station connects Motor City with the nation’s rail network via three daily trains on the Amtrak Wolverine, which runs from Chicago to Pontiac, Michigan. Bus service on Miller Transportation also operates from the Amtrak Station on 11 W Baltimore Avenue, and from the adjacent platform, travelers can connect to the QLine streetcar system. The station’s amenities include clean restrooms, vending machines, and onsite customer service staff. Thanks to its location in the New Center neighborhood, the Amtrak station is surrounded by various restaurants and is one block away from the historic landmark, Cadillac Place.

All train stations in Detroit:

  • 11 W Baltimore Ave

Where is the train station in Peoria?

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Main arrival station: City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

The CityLink Transit Center bus Station is a large, covered bus depot in downtown Peoria, right at the start of the Illinois River. Buses stop here en route to Urbana-Champaign and Normal, with connections across Illinois. There are indoor seats at the bus terminal, plus plenty of restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance. The Peoria Mariott and Staybridge Suites both have plenty of rooms if you're staying in the city.

Train stations in Peoria:

  • City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

  • Bradley University Student Ctr - 915 Elmwood Ave

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