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City Information

Often stigmatized as a dead city, Detroit is making a huge comeback, and it is fast becoming a hidden gem among travelers. Your first stop should be at the Detroit Institute of Art, the city’s foremost cultural destination. Featuring more than 100 galleries with artworks from masters such as Van Gogh or Diego Rivera, the museum offers tourists hours of artistic immersion and enjoyment. For those wishing to learn more about the history of Motown or Black American communities, the city’s Motown Museum and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will be top-tier destinations. Finally, don’t miss out on the chance to catch a performance at the lavish Fox Theater, a national landmark.

As Detroit is the birthplace of Coney dog, it would be a huge miss if you pass up the chance to try out this masterpiece. One of the locals’ favorite Coney dog establishments is Lafayette Coney Island. Detroit’s craft beer scene is also quite lively, and some famous local brands include Batch Brewing Company and Detroit Beer Co.

The principal bus terminal in the city is on Howard St, where travelers can catch buses run by Greyhound, Indian Trails or Barons Bus. You can also catch Amtrak trains at the train station in New Center, north of downtown Detroit. Detroit is served by Amtrak’s Wolverine line. The city’s main airport is the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, which is located in nearby Romulus.

Station Information

Detroit’s Amtrak station connects Motor City with the nation’s rail network via three daily trains on the Amtrak Wolverine, which runs from Chicago to Pontiac, Michigan. Bus service on Miller Transportation also operates from the Amtrak Station on 11 W Baltimore Avenue, and from the adjacent platform, travelers can connect to the QLine streetcar system. The station’s amenities include clean restrooms, vending machines, and onsite customer service staff. Thanks to its location in the New Center neighborhood, the Amtrak station is surrounded by various restaurants and is one block away from the historic landmark, Cadillac Place.

Popular train stations in Detroit:

  • 11 W Baltimore Ave

What train companies travel to Detroit, Michigan?

Located in Michigan, Detroit is accessible by train from 389 other cities. You can choose from 980 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Detroit on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Detroit are also available.

Train companies serving Detroit

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak3811d 6h 7m$146.41
Amtrak Wolverine153h 37m$34.70

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Detroit?

$7.00 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Detroit, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Detroit. In the last month, trains from Dearborn to Detroit had the lowest average price at $7.00.

Where is the train station in Detroit, MI?

The main train station in Detroit is 11 W Baltimore Ave. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Detroit. 11 W Baltimore Ave is located 2.9 miles from the city center of Detroit.

Which train service has the best service to Detroit?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Detroit by train with Amtrak giving them a 4.4 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak had the most comfortable train service to Detroit taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak offers. They rate Amtrak a 4.3 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Detroit punctually travelers suggest that Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Detroit, rating them a 4 based on their on time arrivals.

Is Detroit a popular train travel destination?

Detroit ranks number 6 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 225 in United States. Detroit has the most train connections in the region. There are 38 train schedules arriving in Detroit each day.

What is the population of Detroit?

The population of Detroit is 677116. Detroit ranks number 2 in terms of population in Michigan and number 99 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to Detroit cost?

Train tickets to Detroit range from $7 for a short trip to Detroit, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Detroit starts at , and a longer trip by train to Detroit can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $16 .

What type of traveler does Detroit attract?

People who take the train to Detroit are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Detroit easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Detroit?

The closest train station to the city center of Detroit is Windsor VIA Station, located just 1.9 miles away. Select Windsor VIA Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Detroit. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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