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Grand Rapids-Detroit Train Schedule

Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Grand Rapids to Detroit?

Lowest Price$60.00
Fastest Train13h 33m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $60.58 was the average price of a train ticket from Grand Rapids, MI to Detroit, MI. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $28.05 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Grand Rapids and Detroit is approximately 140 miles, or 226 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 13 hours and 33 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 Detroit 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.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

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

Is there a direct train from Grand Rapids to Detroit?

Trains leave the station in Grand Rapids twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Detroit to Grand Rapids. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Grand Rapids to Detroit for $34.00.

Which train should you take from Grand Rapids to Detroit?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Grand Rapids, Michigan to Detroit, Michigan. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak213h 43m$71.78

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 Detroit?

Detroit has one train station:

  • 11 W Baltimore Ave

Price trends for trains from Grand Rapids to Detroit

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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