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How much are train tickets from Chicago to Ann Arbor?

Lowest Price$32.00
Fastest Train4h 47m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2
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Chicago-Ann Arbor Train Schedule

Price trends for trains from Chicago to Ann Arbor

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25AugAug

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Chicago to Ann Arbor
4.5
Based on 17 reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Wolverine report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
3.9
Value
3.2
Condition
4.0
Lindsey
5.0
January 23, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The train was clean and the staff was great! A few drunk people on the train were annoying.. but sometimes I’m a stick in mud haha :)
Cons
nothing really !
Tips
arrive early to get a window seat :)
Guylith
5.0
October 27, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I like the way driver treat us
Cons
WiFi
James
4.0
July 30, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Helpful staff, clean train, opportunity to purchase food.
Cons
Our train from Chicago to Ann Arbor (Wolverine line) did not arrive at the expected time due to waiting on other trains. While late arrivals are not uncommon, it still was a little frustrating.
Gabe
4.0
June 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
access to outlets
Deborah
3.0
May 24, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The train was clean.
Cons
It would be nice if there was more leg room. The ticket was expensive because they jack up the price for the holiday weekend.
Tips
Do not take Amtrak to Ann Arbor on a holiday weekend

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I take the train or bus from Ann Arbor to Chicago?

If you’re looking for comfort from Chicago to Ann Arbor, a train is the best option. Buses and trains both offer Wi-Fi, outlets and onboard restrooms, but trains have a bit more to offer. The standard Amtrak has both a Café Car and a Quiet Car, and Amtrak Wolverine goes beyond the typical to provide snacks and extra legroom.

The train from Chicago to Ann Arbor usually takes about 4 hours and 15 minutes. Buses are usually cheaper, but train rides still start as low as $31 for a ticket.

Does Amtrak go to Ann Arbor, Michigan?

There is an Amtrak station in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Amtrak is a great option when traveling from Chicago to Ann Arbor because in addition to a daily trip on the traditional Amtrak train, there are 3 daily trips from Chicago to Ann Arbor on Amtrak Wolverine (a higher speed Amtrak train).

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to Ann Arbor right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Chicago to Ann Arbor?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Chicago to Ann Arbor. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

What is the price of a train ticket from Chicago to Ann Arbor?

In the last month, $52.38 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Ann Arbor?

The distance between Chicago and Ann Arbor is approximately 201 miles, or 324 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 47 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Chicago to Ann Arbor are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Chicago at 12:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Chicago to Ann Arbor?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Chicago to Ann Arbor. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Ann Arbor to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Ann Arbor for $23.00.

What train services are there from Chicago to Ann Arbor?

2 train services operate from Chicago to Ann Arbor. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak210h 10m$79.60
Amtrak Wolverine14h 48m$37.20

Where is the train station in Chicago?

There is one train station in Chicago:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Where is the train station in Ann Arbor?

Ann Arbor has one train station:

  • 325 Depot St - Amtrak Station

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