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Chicago-Grand Rapids Train Schedule

Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Grand Rapids?

Lowest Price$28.00
Fastest Train4h 4m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to Grand Rapids 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Chicago to Grand Rapids?

In the last month, $28.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $10.12 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Grand Rapids?

The distance between Chicago and Grand Rapids is approximately 125 miles, or 201 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 4 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 Grand Rapids are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Chicago at 6:00pm and arrives in Grand Rapids around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Chicago to Grand Rapids?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Grand Rapids with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Grand Rapids to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Grand Rapids for $27.00.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Grand Rapids?

Amtrak Pere Marquette is the one and only train line which connects Chicago, Illinois to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Pere Marquette14h 4m$31.74

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 Grand Rapids?

Grand Rapids has one train station:

  • 440 Century Ave SW

Price trends for trains from Chicago to Grand Rapids

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15SepOct

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI
5.0
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.5
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Michelle
5.0
September 18, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Great way to get home from Chicago - no fighting the traffic.
Cons
Wi-fi service
Tips
Don't count in the wi-fi.
Margaret
5.0
August 13, 2019Solo travel
Pros
This train ride was a pleasant surprise! The cars were very comfortable I didn’t realize they had a café on board complete with adult beverages
Tips
. Be sure to factor in the fact that you could be late in your travels

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