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About Amtrak Blue Water℠

Amtrak and Blue Water are both registered trademark owned by Amtrak. Amtrak Blue Water is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak Blue Water tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, Amtrak Blue Water serves 73 train routes, connecting 11 cities in 1 countries. To cover all these routes Amtrak Blue Water runs an average of 28 trips per day and 390 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $4.00 to $87.00 based on a variety of factors.

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Amtrak Blue Water train Coverage

Daily Trips28
stations11
cities11
countries1

Amtrak Blue Water train amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet
SnacksSnacks
WiFiWiFi

Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak Blue Water

Overall review score for Amtrak Blue Water
4.6
Based on 71 reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from East Lansing to Chicago with Amtrak Blue Water report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 79 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.2
Fahmi
5.0
December 24, 2019Vacation
Pros
I love the scenery along the trip
Cons
Everything is excellent
Tips
Be at the station at least 30 minutes before boarding time
Maria Laura
5.0
December 26, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was easy and comfortable
Levon
5.0
December 21, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The best trip ever
Susan
5.0
December 6, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Time to relax
Cons
Trash receptacles needed in addition to those in the restrooms.
Tyler
4.0
November 10, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I love any opportunity to ride a train in this train-hating country. Riding into my favorite city and not having to think about parking once was a real treat.
Cons
From Wanderu's standpoint, nothing, really. Amtrak has set the bar fairly low for itself, but we have no other choice for inter-city rail travel.
Tips
Eat before your trip, or bring a meal on-board. There is nothing healthy or worth the money in the snack cart.

Based on 10 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Chicago to East Lansing with Amtrak Blue Water report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 90 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.0
Value
3.7
Condition
4.5
Linus
5.0
December 24, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Kept time
Cons
Staff communication and charging sockets
Tips
Get there on time
Ronald
4.0
December 2, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Porters on the eastbound trip out of Chicago were NOT helpful at all. Crew changed in Battle Creek and those porters were extremely helpful!
Cons
Porter assistance.
Dana
5.0
October 13, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Good seating, helpful staff, available electrical outlets at each seat and wifi.
Cons
Boarding process could be improved. Train is often full and boarding isn't very efficient. People should be made to sit beside each other from the get-go if it is known that the train is going to be full.
Tips
Arrive early and be mentally prepared to sit next to somebody else you might not know, as this train is often sold-out and full to the brim.
Davonda
5.0
June 17, 2019Solo travel
Pros
They had room for my bags
Tips
Pack light, but if you have to being bigger bags the train is equipped with a luggage rack in most cases
Simon
5.0
May 26, 2019Vacation
Pros
Seeing theatre I can't see in my local area.

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Flint to Chicago with Amtrak Blue Water report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.7
Staff
4.3
Value
4.2
Condition
4.3
Michael
5.0
February 11, 2020Couples trip
Pros
Comfort
Cons
N/A
Amy
4.0
January 17, 2020Vacation
Pros
That I could relax and not worry about driving myself.
Cons
Drinks and snacks offered
Melissa
3.0
January 17, 2020Vacation
Pros
Fairly comfortable.
Cons
Every staff person was unfriendly. No one smiled or had anything nice to say. They all seemed to hate their job.
Tips
Bring your own drinks and snacks. It's crazy expensive on the train.
Richard
5.0
July 16, 2019Business
Pros
Was my first train ride. Was very impressesd how much luggage i dragged aboard and didn't cost me one extra cent...awesome
Cons
Free beer, lol
Tips
I highly recommend the train!!!

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Port Huron to Chicago with Amtrak Blue Water report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
3.6
Value
5.0
Condition
4.4
Audrey
4.0
February 11, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Went very smooth. The food on my the train was very good!!!!!
Cons
I forgot my blanket so my legs were very cold.
Tips
In the winter. Bring a. blanket !!!
Wil
4.0
December 31, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Affordable, hassle-free!
Cons
Better storage of the bathroom supplies on some of the cars.
Tips
Bring your own snacks/food if you have sensitivities as well as a neck pillow and blanket if possible.
Maryellen
4.0
July 27, 2019Vacation
Pros
My daughter and i took the train so we didn’t have to drive. Another way to spend quality time together.
Cons
WiFi
Tips
Bring snacks and water. A blanket if you get chilly and a pillow

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Chicago to Dowagiac with Amtrak Blue Water report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Lynda
2.0
May 30, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Comfy train
Cons
Too many delays!

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Chicago to Port Huron with Amtrak Blue Water report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
4.3
Value
4.2
Condition
4.5
Eric
4.0
December 8, 2019Couples trip
Pros
We loved it and would definitely do it again for sure. Excellent value and trip.
Cons
The only confusion Was with signage in Chicago at union station where to go upon arrival. Staff were very helpful but now we know what to do.
Tips
Bring your own food and drinks menu was a bit limited.
David
4.0
July 31, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Location
Cons
Wifi
Tips
No
Michael
5.0
July 16, 2019Vacation
Pros
Convenient. So much easier than driving. And you can’t beat the cost.
Cons
Maybe more seating that faces each other.
Tips
Great way to travel. Take on snacks and drinks.
Alina
5.0
June 12, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
On time both ways and very smooth.
Cons
Sometimes the washroom was not as clean as other times.
Tips
It certainly is better than driving and price wise equal. Reduce your carbon footprint and take the train!

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Kalamazoo to Chicago with Amtrak Blue Water report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
John
5.0
October 18, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Easy access. No worries about navigating or parking a vehicle once we arrived at our destination.
Cons
The windows could be cleaned.

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Chicago to New Buffalo with Amtrak Blue Water report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
2.0
Value
5.0
Condition
4.0
Jamie
3.0
June 14, 2019Vacation
Pros
Once we boarded, the train ride was great. But the train was 2 hours late with little to no communication to let passengers know what was happening. And if there was an announcement, it was so low, it was difficult to hear.
Cons
Better communication with passengers.

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Chicago to Durand with Amtrak Blue Water report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.3
Condition
5.0
Kerryn
2.0
December 15, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The train staff kept us informed of the multiple delays and travel times.
Cons
By not having delays, but I know that is not possible. Some of the delays were not the train or Amtrack's fault, rather than the city's failure to keep their rail road lights and road arms working efficiently. However, the crew change was longer than usual. We didn't le...More
Tips
If you are having someone pick you up at the station, the estimated arrival time is never accurate and the train usually runs late.
Andy
5.0
September 8, 2019Couples trip
Pros
No hassle, very easy on/off
Cons
Bathrooms are super small but that is to be expected. Sink could be a little farther from the toilet.
Dennis
5.0
May 29, 2019
Pros
Very comfortable and convenient
Cons
Nothing
Tips
No

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Durand to Chicago with Amtrak Blue Water report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
James
5.0
September 12, 2019Couples trip
Pros
I didn't have to drive
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Hold on when using the bathroom!! ;-)

Is there WiFi onboard Amtrak Blue Water?

Yes Amtrak Blue Water offers WiFi connection onboard their train trips. Though most trips with Amtrak Blue Water will have WiFi as advertised, some trips might not come equipped with Wifi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Blue Water WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends, you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets on a Amtrak Blue Water train? Are there USB plugs?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Blue Water train trips. You can generally find one or two plugs per row of seats, so be a good traveler and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power outlet USB converter that typically come with most phones and tablets. Since Amtrak Blue Water might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power outlets. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

Does Amtrak Blue Water offer will call tickets, that you pick up at the station?

No, currently Amtrak Blue Water does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station or stop.

Do you need an ID to get on a Amtrak Blue Water train?

Yes, Amtrak Blue Water requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, like a college ID, won’t work.

Can you use your phone to board Amtrak Blue Water?

Yes, you can board Amtrak Blue Water by showing your E Ticket on your phone. The E Ticket is emailed to when you make your reservation. To save yourself the trouble of digging through your inbox to find your ticket, get the Wanderu app and pull up your ticket with one click.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Blue Water trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Blue Water train trips. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages offered onboard Amtrak Blue Water trips?

Amtrak Blue Water provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Check with the carrier if snacks are for sale, and pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Blue Water ticket?

Amtrak Blue Water does not require a printed ticket to board the train. An E Ticket is sent to you by email that you can load on most electronic devices. You will want to have your ticket ready to be displayed as you board for the agent to scan. We recommend you download the Wanderu app, as it gives you super easy access to E Tickets for your upcoming trips for most carriers. As back up, road warriors recommend taking a screenshot of your E Ticket. That way, you won’t be fumbling around in case your internet connection cuts out.

Does Amtrak Blue Water offer any premium features like extra legroom, movies or TV?

Amtrak Blue Water goes the extra distance to deliver up-class offerings to its customers. Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Blue Water advertises that they offer extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you might get varies from carrier to carrier, but getting extra is always good.

Amtrak Blue Water serves travelers in United States of America with train service to 11 destinations. These are the most popular Amtrak Blue Water schedules and routes.

East Lansing to Chicago
Daily Trips1
Price$24.00
Port Huron to Chicago
Daily Trips1
Price$29.00
Flint to Chicago
Daily Trips1
Price$28.00
Chicago to Kalamazoo
Daily Trips1
Price$22.00
Durand to Chicago
Daily Trips1
Price$26.00

Cheap Amtrak Blue Water tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 28 Amtrak Blue Water trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Blue Water tickets start at just $4.00. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users. As these bargains are in really high demand, they’re poised to sell out fast and may no longer be available. Chill. As mom used to say in middle school, there’s plenty of fish in the sea. We can help you catch them all!

Flint to New Buffalo
Travel dateFri Feb 28
Lowest price$26.00
Flint to Durand
Travel dateSun Mar 8
Lowest price$4.00
Port Huron to Lapeer
Travel dateSat Mar 7
Lowest price$4.00
East Lansing to New Buffalo
Travel dateSun Mar 1
Lowest price$21.00
East Lansing to Niles
Travel dateSat Mar 14
Lowest price$16.00