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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Kalamazoo to Chicago?

Lowest Price$22.00
Fastest Train2h 44m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo to Chicago?

In the last month, $22.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Kalamazoo, 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 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $10.59 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Kalamazoo to Chicago?

The distance between Kalamazoo and Chicago is approximately 109 miles, or 175 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 44 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Kalamazoo to Chicago are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Wednesday 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 Kalamazoo at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00am. 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 Kalamazoo to Chicago?

Trains leave the station in Kalamazoo twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Chicago with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Kalamazoo. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Kalamazoo to Chicago for $14.00.

Which train should you take from Kalamazoo to Chicago?

2 train services operate from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Chicago, Illinois. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Blue Water12h 55m$24.77
Amtrak Wolverine12h 44m$25.42

Where is the train station in Kalamazoo?

There is one train station in Kalamazoo:

  • 459 N Burdick St

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Price trends for trains from Kalamazoo to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10AugAug

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Kalamazoo, MI to Chicago, IL
4.7
Based on 10 reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Blue Water report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
John
5.0
October 18, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Easy access. No worries about navigating or parking a vehicle once we arrived at our destination.
Cons
The windows could be cleaned.

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Wolverine report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
3.8
Value
4.2
Condition
3.8
Maria Corazon
5.0
February 16, 2020Solo travel
Pros
On time departure!
Cons
Nothing
Gerry
4.0
December 29, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Good bargain
Cons
No need
Tips
You enjoy it
Stephen
5.0
December 12, 2019Business
Pros
I took the train to avoid freeway and city Street congestion, l don’t have time for road rage or accidents
Cons
Timeliness, and wash those beautiful locomotives and passenger cars, show off your Amtrak pride!
Tips
Don’t carry so much stuff, be mindful of other travelers sound space, you don’t have to talk so load that people five rows up can hear you
Stephen
4.0
December 5, 2019Business
Pros
I did not drive and could have other ideas on my mind instead of hours of traffic
Cons
Restrooms were in terrible condition, they smelled and looked like the back alley:(
Tips
Avoid the restrooms

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