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About Amtrak Wolverine

The Wolverine is a train line operated by America's largest passenger rail network, Amtrak. Since 1971, the Wolverine has served the corridor between Chicago and Pontiac, Michigan, as part of Amtrak's Michigan Services. Notable stops along the route include Chicago, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor, and Detroit.

The line makes three round-trips every day on the 304 miles between Chicago and Pontiac. The full route takes about 6 hours to complete, but the hours fly by thanks to the scenery of Lake Michigan accompanying part of the trip.

Trains on the Wolverine line include a cafe car where you can purchase meals and drinks, as well as a quiet car if you prefer to sleep during the trip. Plus, cars in both Coach and Business classes are equipped with free WiFi for work or play online.

The Amtrak Wolverine has been an official Wanderu partner since 2015. You can search and book the best deals on Amtrak tickets on Wanderu, with no additional fees. And if you are an Amtrak Guest Rewards member, don’t forget to enter your unique number during checkout, so you can continue collecting points.

Contact Amtrak Wolverine

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

Amtrak Wolverine Amenities

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

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Amtrak Wolverine train coverage

Daily Trips212
stations15
cities15
countries1

What travelers are saying about Amtrak Wolverine

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

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 127 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 166 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 208 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 226 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 179 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 225 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 229 reviews

Amtrak Wolverine reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Wolverine

(Based on 280 reviews)

4.4
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.3

Timeliness

4.1

Staff

4.4

Value

3.8

Condition

4.4

Amtrak Wolverine passenger reviews

1.0

Grace

November 17, 2022- Visiting friends

Detroit to Chicago

Pros: Having food on the cart. Cons: Timeliness. Was delayed until 6am due to the train hitting a passenger. Didn’t even finish the trip on the train waited 6+ hours just to get a bus. I was supposed to get in at 11pm. There was no communication we were just stranded.

Pros: Having food on the cart. Cons: Timeliness. Was delayed until 6am due to the train hitting a passenger. Didn’t even finish the trip on the train waited 6+ hours just to get a bus. I was supposed to get in at 11pm. There was no communication we were just stranded.

5.0

Aisha

November 16, 2022- Visiting family

Chicago to Kalamazoo

Pros: Clean Organized Professional. Cons: Better wifi.

Pros: Clean Organized Professional. Cons: Better wifi.

5.0

Melissa

November 4, 2022- Visiting friends

Chicago to Ann Arbor

Pros: I think the layout of the train is effective and sitting in a designated area for my stop made it easier to keep track of when I was supposed to get off. Cons: The little tables on the backside of the seats could be elevated a little bit to make it more comfortab...

Pros: I think the layout of the train is effective and sitting in a designated area for my stop made it easier to keep track of when I was supposed to get off. Cons: The little tables on the backside of the seats could be elevated a little bit to make it more comfortable for working on the train. Tips: The trains do seem to be delayed quite often, so just prepare to have a longer trip than stated and figure out if you want to pack some food or buy it on the train.

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5.0

Tatenda Charles

October 30, 2022- Visiting friends

Chicago to Kalamazoo

Pros: the leg room I had. Cons: The Wi-fi is still bad.

Pros: the leg room I had. Cons: The Wi-fi is still bad.

4.0

Akhil kumar

October 12, 2022- Visiting friends

Detroit to Chicago

Prior Seat allocation would be helpful. Entering the train and searching for one seat is quite troublesome.

Prior Seat allocation would be helpful. Entering the train and searching for one seat is quite troublesome.

Amtrak Wolverine Routes & Network

Amtrak Wolverine’s train network features 185 train routes that connect 15 cities serving 15 stations. On average, Amtrak Wolverine performs about 212 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Wolverine offers the highest number of daily train service include Royal Oak and Chicago.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Wolverine

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Chicago2510:43 am3:02 am
Ann Arbor1010:43 am3:28 am
Detroit1610:43 am4:37 am
Kalamazoo1510:43 am1:33 am
Troy155:10 am4:37 am
Dearborn1210:43 am4:08 am
Royal Oak135:10 am4:37 am
Battle Creek1510:43 am1:58 am
Jackson710:43 am3:03 am

Most popular Amtrak Wolverine routes

The train from Royal Oak to Chicago is Amtrak Wolverine’s most popular route. Trips from Pontiac to Chicago and Chicago to Jackson are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Wolverine routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Royal Oak to Chicago35h 43m$43
Pontiac to Chicago36h 4m$43
Chicago to Jackson33h 46m$37
Chicago to New Buffalo31h 14m$12
Dearborn to Chicago35h 2m$40
Troy to Chicago35h 51m$43
Chicago to Kalamazoo32h 14m$27
Detroit to Chicago35h 20m$40
Ann Arbor to Chicago34h 32m$40

Amtrak Wolverine Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Wolverine 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 Wolverine 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 Wolverine Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Wolverine trains have WiFi?

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

On a typical day, Amtrak Wolverine has 212 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 Wolverine 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 Wolverine 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 Wolverine’s COVID-19 policies?

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

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Wolverine trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Wolverine 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 Wolverine 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 Wolverine ticket?

Amtrak Wolverine 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 Wolverine offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Wolverine 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 Wolverine 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 Wolverine tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 212 Amtrak Wolverine trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Wolverine tickets start at just $7.00. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Amtrak Wolverine tickets?

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