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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Grand Rapids to Chicago?

Lowest Price$28.00
Fastest Train4h 8m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Grand Rapids to Chicago Route Map

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids to Chicago?

In the last month, $29.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. 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 $6.19 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Grand Rapids to Chicago?

The distance between Grand Rapids and Chicago is approximately 125 miles, or 201 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 8 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 Grand Rapids to Chicago are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Grand Rapids at 6:00am and arrives in Chicago around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Grand Rapids to Chicago for $22.00.

Which train should you take from Grand Rapids to Chicago?

Amtrak Pere Marquette is the one and only train line which connects Grand Rapids, 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 Pere Marquette14h 9m$32.03

Where is the train station in Grand Rapids?

There is one train station in Grand Rapids:

  • 440 Century Ave SW

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Price trends for trains from Grand Rapids to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15NovDec

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL
4.5
Based on 8 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Cole
5.0
December 31, 2019Vacation
Pros
Everything went smooth and easy.

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Pere Marquette report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 86 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.6
Staff
4.0
Value
4.3
Condition
4.3
Linus
4.0
January 2, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Everything actually!
Tips
It was a nice 4 hour trip with pretty helpfull staff onboard!
Gouri
5.0
November 9, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Not having to drive and be passenger in car through inclement weather
Cons
service for senior citizens to and from Train Carriage ...(ths was available but limited)...maybe could be requested on ticket purchase
Tips
Keep voice down during early morning/night travel as a courtesy to other customers
Rutha
4.0
November 7, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I loved how much room the seats had and how there was a leg rest.
Cons
There was no water in the free water dispenser. The staff were all gathered in the snack room joking and laughing quite loudly, and the noise was coming up through the stairs.
Alice
5.0
October 31, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Train left Grand Rapids on time / Comfortable & clean seat Train station was well lit /clean &workers on task Nice to look at scenery through the small towns next to Lake Michigan... Interesting seeing Chicago with all it's buildings , boats ,wild Lake Michigan . Trai...More
Cons
They did their best to get us there on time -expect a 30 minute delay !
Tips
Take the train to Chicago/nice people everywhere .
Anne Marie
5.0
September 30, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was very easy.
Cons
I enjoyed all of it and was very impressed.
Tips
I highly recommend this way of travel. They make it very easy and affordable.

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