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Detroit - Ann Arbor Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Detroit to Ann Arbor. Traveling by train from Detroit to Ann Arbor usually takes 45 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance36 mi (58 km)
Fastest train0h 45m
Lowest price$8.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Wolverine
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Detroit to Ann Arbor

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Antoinette

July 23, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: some indication of measures taken to circulate air inside the bus would be nice. Cons: the bus could be updated.

5.0

Clothildes

July 11, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: My granddaughter and great nephew enjoy this trip, they each got to enjoy the window seats! Cons: Allow travelers with kids to board first. Tips: Bring your family.

5.0

Clothildes

July 11, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: This short day trip was to allow my youngest granddaughter this new experience and she sorely enjoy herself. Also, joining us was her favorite boy cousin, together they are known to the family as Frit and Frat. The purpose for our train trip was to visit The Hands on Museum in Ann Arbor, we had a blast! Cons: Maybe allow folks with kids to board first! Tips: Be kind to folks traveling with kids.

What is the price of a train ticket from Detroit to Ann Arbor?

The average price for a train ticket from Detroit to Ann Arbor is $8.00, This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for train fares recently. By booking your trip at least 17 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $0.44 more.

Average prices by travel date

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The average daily price of train tickets from Detroit to Ann Arbor is expected to stay consistent at around $8 in the upcoming month.

Monthly avg. prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Detroit to Ann Arbor often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in June when the average ticket price is only $9. If you're thinking of traveling from Detroit to Ann Arbor during December, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $18 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in December, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Detroit to Ann Arbor, book online with Wanderu at least 17 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $0.44 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Detroit to Ann Arbor?

Amtrak Wolverine is the one and only train line which connects Detroit to Ann Arbor. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Wolverine20h 46m$8.22
  • The Amtrak Wolverine provides rail service from Chicago to Pontiac, Michigan, and offers 2 trips per day. Each train features amenities such as a cafe car and onboard WiFi. The average ticket price from Detroit to Ann Arbor on the Wolverine is , but you can find deals for as low as $8.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Detroit and Ann Arbor is approximately 36 miles, or 58 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 45 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Ann Arbor.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Detroit to Ann Arbor. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Detroit at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Detroit twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor to Detroit.

City Information

Detroit

Often stigmatized as a dead city, Detroit is making a huge comeback, and it is fast becoming a hidden gem among travelers. Your first stop should be at the Detroit Institute of Art, the city’s foremost cultural destination. Featuring more than 100 galleries with artworks from masters such as Van Gogh or Diego Rivera, the museum offers tourists hours of artistic immersion and enjoyment. For those wishing to learn more about the history of Motown or Black American communities, the city’s Motown Museum and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will be top-tier destinations. Finally, don’t miss out on the chance to catch a performance at the lavish Fox Theater, a national landmark.

As Detroit is the birthplace of Coney dog, it would be a huge miss if you pass up the chance to try out this masterpiece. One of the locals’ favorite Coney dog establishments is Lafayette Coney Island. Detroit’s craft beer scene is also quite lively, and some famous local brands include Batch Brewing Company and Detroit Beer Co.

The principal bus terminal in the city is on Howard St, where travelers can catch buses run by Greyhound, Indian Trails or Barons Bus. You can also catch Amtrak trains at the train station in New Center, north of downtown Detroit. Detroit is served by Amtrak’s Wolverine line. The city’s main airport is the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, which is located in nearby Romulus.

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is a quirky city filled with interesting secrets for curious travelers. The first thing to do in Ann Arbor is to check out its crown jewel, the University of Michigan. Boasting as many as 30 libraries and more than 16 museums, the university will fulfill every culturally-inclined traveler’s desires with ease. Nature lovers who enjoy a breath of fresh air should consider hopping on the Huron River Water Trail, which offers plenty of opportunities for paddling. Also don’t miss out on a show at the famous Michigan Theater, which offers retro shows and live acts.

Travelers can enjoy an authentic Ann Arbor culinary experience at Kerrytown, a historic quarter in the city. Located there are the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, as well as Zingerman’s Deli, both of which are local favorites.

The Amtrak station at 325 Depot St serves as the city’s main hub for both bus and train travel. From the station you can catch a bus or train to various cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and beyond. Ann Arbor is served by Amtrak’s Wolverine line. The city’s main airport is the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Detroit?

11 W Baltimore Ave - DETAMT-0

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Main departure station: 11 W Baltimore Ave

Detroit’s Amtrak station connects Motor City with the nation’s rail network via three daily trains on the Amtrak Wolverine, which runs from Chicago to Pontiac, Michigan. Bus service on Miller Transportation also operates from the Amtrak Station on 11 W Baltimore Avenue, and from the adjacent platform, travelers can connect to the QLine streetcar system. The station’s amenities include clean restrooms, vending machines, and onsite customer service staff. Thanks to its location in the New Center neighborhood, the Amtrak station is surrounded by various restaurants and is one block away from the historic landmark, Cadillac Place.

All train stations in Detroit:

  • 11 W Baltimore Ave

Where is the train station in Ann Arbor?

325 Depot St - Amtrak Station  - ARBAMT-0

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325 Depot St - Amtrak Station  - ARBAMT-1

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Main arrival station: 325 Depot St - Amtrak Station

The Ann Arbor Amtrak Station is located in the downtown area of Ann Arbor at 325 Depot St and handles most of the city’s rail transportation. The station is served by the Wolverine line, which runs from Pontiac to Chicago three times each day. Intercity bus service from Barons Bus Lines, Miller Transportation, and Greyhound also stop at the Depot St station. Metered parking is available on-site, and the station building includes public restrooms and a convenient taxi stand. Several restaurants are in the surrounding area, and if you have time to kill before your train, take a short walk to the scenic Broadway Park along Huron River.

All train stations in Ann Arbor:

  • 325 Depot St - Amtrak Station

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