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Grand Rapids - Battle Creek Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 6 daily train trips between Grand Rapids and Battle Creek. The average train journey from Grand Rapids to Battle Creek takes 7 hours and 35 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as 3 hours and 2 minutes.

Distance51 mi (82 km)
Fastest train3h 2m
Lowest price$21.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Grand Rapids to Battle Creek?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Grand Rapids to Battle Creek was $44.19. Compared to most train fares, this is an excellent price. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 18 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $5.56 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for October if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Grand Rapids to Battle Creek. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $41. If you're planning a trip from Grand Rapids to Battle Creek during July, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $66 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Grand Rapids to Battle Creek on Wanderu at least 18 days ahead of time, you can save about $5.56 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Grand Rapids to Battle Creek?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Grand Rapids to Battle Creek. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak67h 35m$48.90
  • 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 6 Amtrak trains from Grand Rapids to Battle Creek every day, as well as 6 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $21.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Grand Rapids to Battle Creek. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Grand Rapids and Battle Creek is approximately 51 miles, or 82 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 2 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 Grand Rapids to Battle Creek are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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.

The earliest train departs Grand Rapids at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Battle Creek to Grand Rapids.

City Information

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.

Grand Rapids includes bus and train service throughout the Midwest and beyond. The nearest airport is the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, located 9.4 miles from the city center.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Grand Rapids?

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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 Battle Creek?

Main arrival station: 119 McCamly St S

Battle Creek has one train station.

All train stations in Battle Creek:

  • 119 McCamly St S

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