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Royal Oak - Detroit Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Royal Oak to Detroit. Traveling by train from Royal Oak to Detroit usually takes around 20 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance12 mi (19 km)
Fastest train0h 20m
Lowest price$13.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Wolverine
Train lines1

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Which train should you take from Royal Oak to Detroit?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Wolverine20h 21m$13.19

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Royal Oak to Detroit 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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 Royal Oak to Detroit?

The distance between Royal Oak and Detroit is approximately 12 miles, or 19 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 20 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Detroit.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Royal Oak 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 Sunday 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 Royal Oak at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Royal Oak to Detroit?

Trains leave the station in Royal Oak twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Detroit 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 Detroit to Royal Oak.

City Information

Detroit

Often stigmatized as a dead city, Detroit is making a huge comeback, and it is fast becoming a hidden gem among travelers. Your first stop should be at the Detroit Institute of Art, the city’s foremost cultural destination. Featuring more than 100 galleries with artworks from masters such as Van Gogh or Diego Rivera, the museum offers tourists hours of artistic immersion and enjoyment. For those wishing to learn more about the history of Motown or Black American communities, the city’s Motown Museum and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will be top-tier destinations. Finally, don’t miss out on the chance to catch a performance at the lavish Fox Theater, a national landmark.

As Detroit is the birthplace of Coney dog, it would be a huge miss if you pass up the chance to try out this masterpiece. One of the locals’ favorite Coney dog establishments is Lafayette Coney Island. Detroit’s craft beer scene is also quite lively, and some famous local brands include Batch Brewing Company and Detroit Beer Co.

The principal bus terminal in the city is on Howard St, where travelers can catch buses run by Greyhound, Indian Trails or Barons Bus. You can also catch Amtrak trains at the train station in New Center, north of downtown Detroit. Detroit is served by Amtrak’s Wolverine line. The city’s main airport is the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, which is located in nearby Romulus.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Royal Oak?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Royal Oak.

Where is the train station in Detroit?

Arrival stations

Detroit has one train station.

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