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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Kalamazoo?

Lowest Price$22.00
Fastest Train2h 8m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo?

In the last month, $23.20 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Kalamazoo, 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 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $6.69 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Kalamazoo?

The distance between Chicago and Kalamazoo is approximately 109 miles, or 175 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 8 minutes, Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Chicago to Kalamazoo are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Tuesday 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 1:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Chicago to Kalamazoo?

Trains leave the station in Chicago twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Kalamazoo with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kalamazoo to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Kalamazoo for $10.00.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Kalamazoo?

2 train services operate from Chicago, Illinois to Kalamazoo, Michigan. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Blue Water12h 8m$26.18
Amtrak Wolverine12h 9m$28.41

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 Kalamazoo?

Kalamazoo has one train station:

  • 459 N Burdick St

Price trends for trains from Chicago to Kalamazoo

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15NovDec

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago, IL to Kalamazoo, MI
4.7
Based on 7 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Blue Water report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.5
Keith
3.0
May 5, 2019
Pros
Train was clean and comfortable, on-time LEAVING Union Station. Train was clean and comfortable, on-time LEAVING Union Station.
Cons
Each time this year that I’ve traveled on the train from Chicago’s Union Station to Kalamazoo, the train has been at least a half hour late arriving into Kalamazoo. My wife is the one who picks me up in Kalamazoo, and each time she gets there a few minutes early, only ...Each time this year that I’ve traveled on the train from Chicago’s Union Station to Kalamazoo, the train has been at least a half hour late arriving into Kalamazoo. My wife is the one who picks me up in Kalamazoo, and each time she gets there a few minutes early, only to be disappointed! More
Tips
Good luck!Good luck!

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Wolverine report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.6
Value
4.6
Condition
5.0
Decarlos
5.0
December 11, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The staff was very courteous. The train was clean. I was pleased with the punctuality.The staff was very courteous. The train was clean. I was pleased with the punctuality.
Cons
Nothing Nothing
Tips
Just arrive early and you will have a pleasant time.Just arrive early and you will have a pleasant time.
Zachary
5.0
December 10, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Got to see my wifeGot to see my wife
Cons
Nothing u brought me to say the lomlNothing u brought me to say the loml
Tips
My girls hotter then ursMy girls hotter then urs
Ann
5.0
December 3, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Sooo much better than air travel, start to finish! Sooo much better than air travel, start to finish!
Tips
Be aware that ticket offices at the station may not be open when you need it.Be aware that ticket offices at the station may not be open when you need it.
Jacqueline
5.0
June 15, 2019Visiting family
Pros
How easy it was to just hop on the train and show your ticket on your phoneHow easy it was to just hop on the train and show your ticket on your phone

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