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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Ann Arbor to Chicago?

Lowest Price$32.00
Fastest Train4h 18m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Ann Arbor to Chicago Route Map

Ann Arbor Chicago

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $33.85 was the average price of a train ticket from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $11.49 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Ann Arbor and Chicago is approximately 201 miles, or 324 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 18 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 Ann Arbor to Chicago 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 Monday 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 Ann Arbor at 7:00am and arrives in Chicago around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Ann Arbor to Chicago?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Chicago 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 Chicago to Ann Arbor. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Ann Arbor to Chicago for $24.00.

Which train should you take from Ann Arbor to Chicago?

Amtrak Wolverine is the one and only train line which connects Ann Arbor, Michigan to Chicago, Illinois. 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 Wolverine14h 18m$39.59

Where is the train station in Ann Arbor?

There is one train station in Ann Arbor:

  • 325 Depot St - Amtrak Station

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Price trends for trains from Ann Arbor to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20NovDec

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL
4.5
Based on 16 ratings and reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Wolverine report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 79 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.3
Value
3.8
Condition
4.3
Joe
4.0
December 31, 2019Visiting family
Pros
First time taking the Amtrack train to Chicago. So, it was a totally new experience.First time taking the Amtrack train to Chicago. So, it was a totally new experience.
Cons
Perhaps more information about what was on the train. I didn't really explore the train, but was reading most of the time. At the same time, I really didn't have any information about where things were, but found out by asking other passengers. Perhaps I missed the info...Perhaps more information about what was on the train. I didn't really explore the train, but was reading most of the time. At the same time, I really didn't have any information about where things were, but found out by asking other passengers. Perhaps I missed the information in the station?More
Tips
The car I was in seemed a little cool (traveled on December 31) bring a small blanket. My legs were cold (wearing jeans).The car I was in seemed a little cool (traveled on December 31) bring a small blanket. My legs were cold (wearing jeans).
Hoa
5.0
December 30, 2019Visiting family
Pros
GoodGood
Cons
Wifi, I couldn’t use itWifi, I couldn’t use it
Matthew
4.0
November 28, 2019Couples trip
Pros
pretty relaxingpretty relaxing
Cons
heat on the feetheat on the feet
Tips
make sure your seats face the way you wantmake sure your seats face the way you want
Blake
4.0
November 5, 2019Vacation
Pros
The staff was very professional.The staff was very professional.
Cons
Some compensation would be nice. Are train arrived 6 hours late due to a man jumping in front of are train.Some compensation would be nice. Are train arrived 6 hours late due to a man jumping in front of are train.
Najwa
5.0
September 26, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The confort & to see the country side The confort & to see the country side
Cons
Clearer announcements Clearer announcements

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