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About Amtrak Blue Water℠

Amtrak and Blue Water are both registered trademarks 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 Overall, Amtrak Blue Water serves 81 train routes, connecting 11 cities in 1 countries. To cover all these routes Amtrak Blue Water runs an average of 27 trips per day and 385 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $5.00 to $87.00 based on a variety of factors.

Contact Amtrak Blue Water

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 872-7245


Amtrak Blue Water train coverage

Daily Trips27

Amtrak Blue Water train amenities

Amtrak Blue Water
Air conditioningAir conditioning
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet

What travelers are saying about Amtrak Blue Water

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Amtrak Blue Water had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 29 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 73 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 68 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 90 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 70 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 80 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 88 reviews

Amtrak Blue Water Routes & Network

Amtrak Blue Water’s train network features 81 train routes that connect 11 cities serving 11 stations. On average, Amtrak Blue Water performs about 27 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Blue Water offers the highest number of daily train service include New Buffalo and Chicago.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Blue Water

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Chicago2010:20 am4:24 pm
East Lansing1210:20 am11:38 pm
Kalamazoo1510:20 am10:32 pm
Flint1410:20 am1:00 am
Port Huron29:00 pm2:34 am
Durand610:00 pm1:00 am
Battle Creek1710:20 am11:11 pm
Lapeer210:20 am2:08 am
New Buffalo1511:35 am10:00 pm

Top States Served by Amtrak Blue Water

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
Michigan10435East Lansing

Amtrak Blue Water reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Blue Water

(Based on 107 reviews)

Ratings (Out of 5)










Amtrak Blue Water passenger reviews



October 4, 2021- Vacation

Chicago to Flint

Not having to drive

Not having to drive



September 25, 2021- Solo travel

Chicago to East Lansing

The pssdenger car was clean and spacious. Train moved along at a good steady speed.

The pssdenger car was clean and spacious. Train moved along at a good steady speed.


Timothy R

August 25, 2021- Visiting family

Chicago to East Lansing

Pros: It was quiet and fast. Cons: n/a. Tips: n/a.

Pros: It was quiet and fast. Cons: n/a. Tips: n/a.



July 26, 2021- Visiting family

East Lansing to Chicago

Pros: Family. Cons: Everything was fine. Tips: No.

Pros: Family. Cons: Everything was fine. Tips: No.



July 19, 2021- Visiting friends

East Lansing to Chicago

Friendly, informative staff

Friendly, informative staff

Most popular Amtrak Blue Water routes

The train from New Buffalo to Chicago is Amtrak Blue Water’s most popular route. Trips from Kalamazoo to East Lansing and Port Huron to Chicago are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Blue Water routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
New Buffalo to Chicago11h 21m$12
Kalamazoo to East Lansing11h 44m$11
Port Huron to Chicago16h 25m$36
Durand to Chicago14h 37m$33
Chicago to Battle Creek12h 33m$29
Flint to Chicago15h 10m$35
Lapeer to Chicago15h 37m$36
East Lansing to Chicago13h 51m$30
Chicago to Kalamazoo12h 8m$27

Amtrak Blue Water Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Blue Water tickets can be cancelled for a full refund within the first 24 hours after purchase. If more than 24 hours have passed, the cancellation policy and change fee structure for Amtrak bookings depend on the type of fare you purchased:

Saver Fare tickets: A 25% fee applies for any changes. If you cancel the trip, you will receive an eVoucher worth 75% of the original ticket price.

Value Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable up to 15 or more days before departure. If cancelled less than 14 days before departure, a 25% cancellation fee applies.

Flexible, Business and Premium Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable if cancelled or changed before departure.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable after the train has departed, so be sure to make your updates as soon as possible if your travel plans change.

If your Amtrak Blue Water ticket is eligible for change or cancellation, you can do that by calling Amtrak’s customer service phone number at 1 (800) 872-7245. To cancel or change your booking online, simply go to and click on the “Modify Trip” tab in the upper right corner.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip. You can file a claim to have any Amtrak change or cancellation fees reimbursed if you cannot travel due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts.

Amtrak Blue Water Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Blue Water trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Blue Water offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Blue Water will have WiFi as advertised, some trains 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 or USB plugs on the train?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Blue Water trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller 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 USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Amtrak Blue Water might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Amtrak Blue Water's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Blue Water has 27 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, 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.

Do you need an ID to get on the 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, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Amtrak Blue Water’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Amtrak Blue Water’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Blue Water trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Blue Water trains. 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 available?

Amtrak Blue Water provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to 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. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

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

Amtrak Blue Water goes the extra distance to deliver premium features 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 offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Amtrak Blue Water tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 27 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 $5.00. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.