Cheap train tickets from Ann Arbor to Chicago


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Lowest Price$32.00
Fastest4h 12m
trains per day3
train companies1
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Ann Arbor to Chicago
Based on 16 reviews

Based on 16 reviews
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)
December 31, 2019Visiting family
First time taking the Amtrack train to Chicago. So, it was a totally new experience.
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...More
The car I was in seemed a little cool (traveled on December 31) bring a small blanket. My legs were cold (wearing jeans).
December 30, 2019Visiting family
Wifi, I couldn’t use it
November 28, 2019Couples trip
pretty relaxing
heat on the feet
make sure your seats face the way you want
November 5, 2019Vacation
The staff was very professional.
Some compensation would be nice. Are train arrived 6 hours late due to a man jumping in front of are train.
September 26, 2019Visiting friends
The confort & to see the country side
Clearer announcements

How do you find cheap train tickets from Ann Arbor to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Ann Arbor to Chicago 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 Ann Arbor to Chicago was $34.84. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 27 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $29.45 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 Ann Arbor to Chicago?

The distance between Ann Arbor and Chicago is approximately 201.35 miles, or 323.96 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 12 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 Ann Arbor to Chicago?

On Friday trains from Ann Arbor to Chicago 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 Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Ann Arbor to Chicago?

Typically there are 3 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. One train carrier operates regular service on the Ann Arbor to Chicago route. Amtrak Wolverine offers the most scheduled departures between Ann Arbor to Chicago, usually offering 3 trips per day. 3 train trips per day are direct connections to Chicago, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Ann Arbor to Chicago, which start at $4.99.

One train company connects Ann Arbor to Chicago

Amtrak Wolverine

Amtrak Wolverine train tickets from Ann Arbor to Chicago start from $32.00, and on average cost $43.58. Daily there are 3 Amtrak Wolverine schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Wolverine in Ann Arbor leaves from 325 Depot St - Amtrak Station, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Ann Arbor to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Wolverine takes 4 hours and 27 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak Wolverine offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 12 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Wolverine offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $44.29 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

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Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Ann Arbor on their way to Chicago:
  • 325 Depot St - Amtrak Station
There is one train station where trains from Ann Arbor arrive in Chicago:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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