Cheap train tickets from Indianapolis to Detroit


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How do you find cheap train tickets from Indianapolis to Detroit?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Indianapolis to Detroit is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Indianapolis to Detroit was $61.67. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 26 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $12.83 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Indianapolis to Detroit?

The distance between Indianapolis and Detroit is approximately 240.22 miles, or 386.50 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 13 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 54 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Indianapolis to Detroit?

On Tuesday trains from Indianapolis to Detroit are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Indianapolis to Detroit?

Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Indianapolis to Detroit route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Indianapolis to Detroit, usually offering one departure per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Indianapolis to Detroit, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Indianapolis to Detroit, which start at $44.00.

One train company connects Indianapolis to Detroit


Amtrak train tickets from Indianapolis to Detroit start from $55.00, and on average cost $72.63. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Detroit. Amtrak in Indianapolis leaves from 350 S Illinois St, And in Detroit trains arrive at 11 W Baltimore Ave,

From Indianapolis to Detroit train travel on Amtrak takes 13 hours and 7 minutes. If you are looking to get to Detroit faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 12 hours and 54 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Detroit on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $74.69 for a one-way weekend reservation from Indianapolis.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Indianapolis on their way to Detroit:
  • 350 S Illinois St
There is one train station where trains from Indianapolis arrive in Detroit:
  • 11 W Baltimore Ave