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Trains from New Buffalo to Chicago

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from New Buffalo to Chicago. Traveling by train from New Buffalo to Chicago usually takes around one hour and 48 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Blue Water train can make the trip in one hour and 36 minutes.

Distance46 mi (74 km)
Fastest train1h 36m
Lowest price€11.48
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Wolverine
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New Buffalo to Chicago

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Charles

11 September 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Blue Water

Comfortable ride - helpful conductor - took all the anxiety out of the trip which sometimes bothers us as seniors - thank you!

Comfortable ride - helpful conductor - took all the anxiety out of the trip which sometimes bothers us as seniors - thank you!

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

In the last month, €12.62 was the average price of a train ticket from New Buffalo to Chicago. 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 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €10.40 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€29€19€10JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New Buffalo to Chicago will vary between €11 and €19. Planning a train trip to Chicago within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New Buffalo over the next 7 days is €12. 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

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Traveling from New Buffalo to Chicago by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around €13 whenever you decide to board the train to Chicago.

Prices as travel date approaches

€24€19€14€10€53020100

Since the average price of train trips from New Buffalo to Chicago remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from New Buffalo to Chicago?

2 train services operate from New Buffalo to Chicago. Amtrak Wolverine usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Blue Water11h 36m€15.64
Amtrak Wolverine21h 55m€14.88
  • Amtrak Blue Water

    Amtrak Blue Water

    The Blue Water is a higher-speed Amtrak train line that travels 319 miles between Chicago, IL and Port Huron, MI. Both Coach and Business Class tickets are available to purchase on the Blue Water, but if you’re looking to save, make sure to book early and you could find tickets for as low as €11. Blue Water trains include amenities like free WiFi, cafe service, and power outlets at every seat.

  • Amtrak Wolverine

    Amtrak Wolverine

    The Amtrak Wolverine provides rail service from Chicago to Pontiac, Michigan, and offers 2 trips per day. Each train features amenities such as a cafe car and onboard WiFi. The average ticket price from New Buffalo to Chicago on the Wolverine is , but you can find deals for as low as €11.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New Buffalo 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 New Buffalo to Chicago?

The distance between New Buffalo and Chicago is approximately 46 miles, or 74 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 36 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from New Buffalo to Chicago 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 Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passengers 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 New Buffalo at 11:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 New Buffalo to Chicago?

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

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

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 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 New Buffalo?

Main departure station: 226 N Whittaker St

There is one train station in New Buffalo.

All train stations in New Buffalo:

  • 226 N Whittaker St

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