Trains from Grand Rapids to Bangor
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There is one daily train from Grand Rapids to Bangor. Traveling by train from Grand Rapids to Bangor usually takes around one hour and 31 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||50 mi (81 km)|
|Fastest train||1h 31m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Pere Marquette|
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Which train should you take from Grand Rapids to Bangor?
Amtrak Pere Marquette is the one and only train line which connects Grand Rapids to Bangor. 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.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Pere Marquette||1||1h 31m||$13.00|
Amtrak Pere Marquette
Named after a famous French explorer, the Amtrak Pere Marquette is a train route from Grand Rapids to Chicago. The Pere Marquette travels from Grand Rapids to Bangor in about 1 hours and 31 minutes. Trains include onboard WiFi, a cafe car, and a quiet car ideal for sleeping or working. The Pere Marquette is consistently rated highly for its timely service and quality train cars by passengers traveling to Bangor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Grand Rapids to Bangor 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.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.
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 Grand Rapids to Bangor?
When are trains the most crowded?
On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Grand Rapids to Bangor on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.
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 Bangor about an hour later.
Is there a direct train from Grand Rapids to Bangor?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Bangor 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 Bangor to Grand Rapids.
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Blessed with unspoiled nature and a blossoming art scene, Grand Rapids is the perfect destination to enjoy a quick weekend getaway. To fully enjoy the vast swath of rolling hills and orchards the city has to offer, head towards Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery, where you can pick apples like a local and enjoy delicious regional wines. This location also features apple products such as apple ciders and apple pies, making it a true haven for foodies. If you wish to explore the historical values and heritage of the city, check out the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, which features plenty of memorabilia of the former president. For even more local produce, head to the Downtown Market.
Due to its proximity to nature, Grand Rapids offers the freshest local home-cooked dishes. Some notable local favorites include The Sovengard, which makes Scandinavian dishes using local ingredients, and six.one.six, an upscale establishment that offers French-inspired dishes similarly featuring local produce.
Where is the train station in Grand Rapids?
Main departure station: Vernon J. Ehlers Station
Vernon J. Ehlers Station, opened in 2014 and named after Congressman Vernon Ehlers, is Grand Rapids' primary Amtrak station. It is the terminus of the Amtrak Pere Marquette line that begins in Chicago. The station building has a uniquely lit, red-brick clock tower that has become a landmark of the city and has a large waiting area, restrooms, and vending machines. Located a bit south of downtown, the train station is near a strip of charming antique stores, the Grand Rapids Ballet, and Heartside State Park.
All train stations in Grand Rapids:
Vernon J. Ehlers Station
Where is the train station in Bangor?
Main arrival station: 541 Railroad Street
Bangor has one train station.
All train stations in Bangor:
541 Railroad Street
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