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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 $5.00 to $145.00 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

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

#5 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
Extra legroomExtra legroom
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Amtrak Pere Marquette train coverage

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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 76 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 63 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 105 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 111 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 110 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 109 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 116 reviews

Amtrak Pere Marquette reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Pere Marquette

(Based on 121 reviews)

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Amtrak Pere Marquette passenger reviews



June 25, 2024- Visiting friends

St Joseph to Chicago

Pros: We typically would be driving to St. Joseph, but are carless for the time being so we checked out the Amtrak. It worked great. An easy ride, not overly crowded, very helpful train staff telling us in advance to get ready to depart and which car to be on as we left the Chicago station. Went very smoothly. Tips: It can get a little tricky in the train station so definitely get there about 20 to 30 minutes early. Then you can settle in and not have to stress about which Train Track etc.



May 21, 2024- Visiting family

Chicago to St Joseph

Pros: comfortable, safe, friendly. Cons: fares. Tips: very punctual trains. Be on time at the station. Excellent services / helpful personnel.



March 18, 2024- Visiting friends

Grand Rapids to Chicago

Pros: Ease of travel, helpfulness of staff. Cons: Rest room I in the coach car needed cleaning.



February 28, 2024- Solo travel

Chicago to Grand Rapids

Everything was perfectly on time, stations were clean and maintained



January 11, 2024- Visiting family

Holland to Chicago

Cons: Clean and neat. Tips: Talk a pillow for comfort as the seats are very,very poor to a point of painful.

Amtrak Pere Marquette Routes & Network

Amtrak Pere Marquette’s train network features 18 train routes that connect 5 cities serving 5 stations. On average, Amtrak Pere Marquette performs about 9 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Pere Marquette offers the highest number of daily train service include Bangor and Holland.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Pere Marquette

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Chicago1210:00 am12:10 pm
Grand Rapids1210:49 am2:33 am
Holland510:00 am1:50 am
St Joseph310:00 am11:30 pm
Bangor110:00 am11:30 pm

Most popular Amtrak Pere Marquette routes

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

Top Amtrak Pere Marquette routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Bangor to Holland10h 41m$8
Holland to Grand Rapids11h 1m$6
Holland to St Joseph11h 20m$11
Grand Rapids to St Joseph12h 9m$16
Chicago to Bangor15h 16m$25
Chicago to St Joseph13h 56m$18
Chicago to Holland15h 41m$25
Grand Rapids to Chicago14h 8m$27
Bangor to Grand Rapids11h 44m$11

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 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

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.

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.

On a typical day, Amtrak Pere Marquette has 9 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 9 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 $5.00. 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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