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Detroit - New Buffalo Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 2 daily train trips between Detroit and New Buffalo. The average train journey from Detroit to New Buffalo takes 4 hours and 15 minutes, but some Amtrak Wolverine train trips are as short as 3 hours and 44 minutes.

Distance193 mi (311 km)
Fastest train3h 44m
Lowest price$39.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Wolverine
Train lines2

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Detroit and New Buffalo cost $45.00, on average. This price makes taking the train a budget-friendly option to get to New Buffalo. Booking your trip at least 18 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $43.87 more.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during October. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Detroit to New Buffalo, with the average price at just $40. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in May, when the average price goes up to $68. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Detroit to New Buffalo, book online with Wanderu at least 18 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $43.87 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Detroit to New Buffalo?

2 train services operate from Detroit to New Buffalo. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak14h 56m$70.41
Amtrak Wolverine13h 48m$67.27
  • 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 New Buffalo every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $51.

  • The Amtrak Wolverine provides rail service from Chicago to Pontiac, Michigan, and offers 1 trips per day. Each train features amenities such as a cafe car and onboard WiFi. The average ticket price from Detroit to New Buffalo on the Wolverine is , but you can find deals for as low as $39.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Detroit and New Buffalo is approximately 193 miles, or 311 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 44 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.

Trains from Detroit to New Buffalo are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

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. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to New Buffalo faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New Buffalo 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.

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 New Buffalo?

Main arrival station: 226 N Whittaker St

New Buffalo has one train station.

All train stations in New Buffalo:

  • 226 N Whittaker St

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