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Cheap train tickets from Grand Rapids to Chicago

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How much are train tickets from Grand Rapids to Chicago?

Lowest Price$28.00
Fastest Train4h 8m
Trains Per Day5
Train Lines2
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Grand Rapids to Chicago
4.5
Based on 8 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Grand Rapids to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids to Chicago was $37.35. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 22 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $11.22 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 Grand Rapids to Chicago?

The distance between Grand Rapids and Chicago is approximately 125.10 miles, or 201.28 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 5 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Grand Rapids to Chicago?

On Monday trains from Grand Rapids 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 Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Grand Rapids to Chicago?

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. On the route to Chicago 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Grand Rapids to Chicago, usually offering 3.667 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Chicago with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Grand Rapids to Chicago, which start at $13.00.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Grand Rapids to Chicago

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Grand Rapids to Chicago start from $36.00, and on average cost $42.40. Daily there are 3.666667 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Grand Rapids leaves from 440 Century Ave SW, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Grand Rapids to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 5 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 8 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3.777778 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $44.77 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

Avg. Time
5h 34m
Avg. Price
$42.40

Amtrak Pere Marquette

Amtrak Pere Marquette train tickets from Grand Rapids to Chicago start from $28.00, and on average cost $34.92. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Pere Marquette schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Pere Marquette in Grand Rapids leaves from 440 Century Ave SW, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Grand Rapids to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Pere Marquette takes 4 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak Pere Marquette offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 8 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Pere Marquette scheduled trip per day, which will cost $35.73 for a one-way weekend reservation from Grand Rapids.

Avg. Time
4h 9m
Avg. Price
$34.92

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Grand Rapids on their way to Chicago:
  • 440 Century Ave SW
There is one train station where trains from Grand Rapids arrive in Chicago:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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