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About Amtrak Pere Marquette

The Pere Marquette is an Amtrak train line that traverses 176 miles of Michigan's West Coast. The Pere Marquette line runs from Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Chicago, Illinois, with four stops on the way. It takes about four hours for a complete trip on the route. There has been a Pere Marquette train on this route since 1900; several different companies owned and operated the trains through the years, but Amtrak has run the line since 1984. The train is named for a French explorer of the Great Lakes region.

Passengers can choose from two seat options, the standard Coach Class and the more luxurious Business Class. Ticket prices range from $6.00 to $81.00 on the Pere Marquette. Each train includes free onboard WiFi, a cafe car, and a baggage train. Of course, the astounding views of Lake Michigan along the way are complimentary.

Amtrak's Pere Marquette line has been an official Wanderu partner since 2015, so you can book your trip with confidence, knowing that you will always find the cheapest Pere Marquette train tickets by searching on Wanderu.

Contact Amtrak Pere Marquette

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

Online support: Amtrak Pere Marquette website

* **#1 Best Train Line in the United States**   
 * #1 Best Ground Travel Provider in the Midwest
  • #1 Best Train Line in the United States
    • #1 Best Ground Travel Provider in the Midwest

Amtrak Pere Marquette Amenities

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

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Amtrak Pere Marquette train coverage

Daily Trips8
stations5
cities5
countries1

What travelers are saying about Amtrak Pere Marquette

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

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 61 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 52 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 88 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 94 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 92 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 93 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 98 reviews

Amtrak Pere Marquette reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Pere Marquette

(Based on 103 reviews)

4.6
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.6

Timeliness

4.6

Staff

4.6

Value

4.1

Condition

4.7

Amtrak Pere Marquette passenger reviews

5.0

Debra

January 25, 2023- Visiting family

Chicago to Holland

Pros: Quiet and restful. Food car was great. Very pleasant trip. Cons: Curtains on windows and it was very cold on train. We all kept our coats on. Check outlets more often mine didn't work. Tips: Always use amyrak. We need to go back to train service for all over Ame...

Pros: Quiet and restful. Food car was great. Very pleasant trip. Cons: Curtains on windows and it was very cold on train. We all kept our coats on. Check outlets more often mine didn't work. Tips: Always use amyrak. We need to go back to train service for all over America. If we had more trains in my state of Michigan more people could work in other areas because they could take the train. Will probably take my next vacation as a train vacation. Thank you.

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4.0

Kalina

November 20, 2022- Visiting family

Chicago to Grand Rapids

Pros: Being on the train is really fun! The staff was helpful. Cons: The Chicago Union Station experience was terrible. There were barely any signs telling riders where to go or how to check bags.

Pros: Being on the train is really fun! The staff was helpful. Cons: The Chicago Union Station experience was terrible. There were barely any signs telling riders where to go or how to check bags.

4.0

Diana

November 19, 2022- Solo travel

Grand Rapids to Chicago

Pros: It was fast and on time. Cons: No wifi.

Pros: It was fast and on time. Cons: No wifi.

5.0

Gabrielle

November 17, 2022- Visiting friends

Chicago to Grand Rapids

Pros: I like that it was on time. They left right on time and we arrived right on time. Cons: I'm not sure if there was working WiFi on board; I used my personal hot spot.

Pros: I like that it was on time. They left right on time and we arrived right on time. Cons: I'm not sure if there was working WiFi on board; I used my personal hot spot.

5.0

Daniel

October 24, 2022- Solo travel

Grand Rapids to Chicago

The helpfulness of the conductor to help me figure out what to do once in Chicago. He also told me about the Metropolitan lounge.

The helpfulness of the conductor to help me figure out what to do once in Chicago. He also told me about the Metropolitan lounge.

Amtrak Pere Marquette Routes & Network

Amtrak Pere Marquette’s train network features 20 train routes that connect 5 cities serving 5 stations. On average, Amtrak Pere Marquette performs about 8 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Pere Marquette offers the highest number of daily train service include Bangor and St Joseph.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Pere Marquette

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Chicago1411:00 am1:10 pm
Grand Rapids1611:49 am3:33 am
Holland1211:00 am2:50 am
St Joseph111:00 am12:30 am
Bangor111:00 am2:14 am

Most popular Amtrak Pere Marquette routes

The train from Bangor to St Joseph is Amtrak Pere Marquette’s most popular route. Trips from St Joseph to Holland and Bangor to Grand Rapids are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Pere Marquette routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Bangor to St Joseph10h 37m$7
St Joseph to Holland11h 17m$13
Bangor to Grand Rapids11h 44m$13
St Joseph to Grand Rapids12h 20m$19
Grand Rapids to Holland10h 47m$6
Chicago to Bangor14h 17m$29
Chicago to St Joseph16h 3m$21
Chicago to Holland16h 56m$33
Chicago to Grand Rapids16h 41m$35

Amtrak Pere Marquette Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Pere Marquette 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 Pere Marquette 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 www.amtrak.com 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 Pere Marquette Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Pere Marquette trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Pere Marquette offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Pere Marquette 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 Pere Marquette 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 Pere Marquette 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 Pere Marquette 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 Pere Marquette's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Pere Marquette has 8 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 Pere Marquette 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 Pere Marquette 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 Pere Marquette’s COVID-19 policies?

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

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Pere Marquette trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Pere Marquette 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 Pere Marquette 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 Pere Marquette ticket?

Amtrak Pere Marquette 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 Pere Marquette offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Pere Marquette 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 Pere Marquette 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 Pere Marquette tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 8 Amtrak Pere Marquette trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Pere Marquette tickets start at just $6.00. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Amtrak Pere Marquette tickets?

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