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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Detroit to Kalamazoo. Traveling by train from Detroit to Kalamazoo usually takes around 3 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Wolverine train can make the trip in 2 hours and 47 minutes.

Distance130 mi (209 km)
Fastest train2h 47m
Lowest price$33.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Wolverine
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Detroit, MI to Kalamazoo, MI

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)




September 5, 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: I love train rides. More room to breathe and move around. Cons: Wifi wasn't working.

Pros: I love train rides. More room to breathe and move around. Cons: Wifi wasn't working.



July 28, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Wolverine

Pros: That I could relax on the way home without driving. Cons: Dependability needs to improve. I will take the bus next time just because my arrival time from from Kalamazoo to Detroit was over 3 hours late to arrive and then the return train was over 2 hours late dep...

Pros: That I could relax on the way home without driving. Cons: Dependability needs to improve. I will take the bus next time just because my arrival time from from Kalamazoo to Detroit was over 3 hours late to arrive and then the return train was over 2 hours late departing from Detroit to Kalamazoo. Tips: Don’t count on the arrivals and departures to be on time. It’s hard to plan pick up at train station due to inconsistent arrivals and departures .


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

In the last month, $33.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Detroit, MI to Kalamazoo, MI. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $5.97 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Kalamazoo from Detroit is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about $33 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Detroit to Kalamazoo by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $30 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Detroit to Kalamazoo in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $37 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 18 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Kalamazoo from Detroit will be about $5.97 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Detroit to Kalamazoo?

2 train services operate from Detroit, Michigan to Kalamazoo, Michigan. Amtrak Wolverine usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13h 57m$34.82
Amtrak Wolverine32h 49m$34.05
  • Amtrak


    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Detroit to Kalamazoo every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $33.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Detroit to Kalamazoo during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Detroit to Kalamazoo?

The distance between Detroit and Kalamazoo is approximately 130 miles, or 209 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 47 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 Detroit 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 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.

Is there a direct train from Detroit to Kalamazoo?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Kalamazoo. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kalamazoo to Detroit. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Detroit to Kalamazoo for $19.00.

City Information


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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Detroit?

Departure stations

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.

Where is the train station in Kalamazoo?

Arrival stations

Kalamazoo has one train station.

Need a return trip from Kalamazoo to Detroit?

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