COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Trains from St Joseph to Grand Rapids

Lowest Prices

We partner with the top bus & train carriers to bring you the best deals.

No Wanderu Fees

Without any extra fees, we make it easy to book your tickets.

Best Travel Options

We help you find & compare the best buses & trains in one place.

St Joseph - Grand Rapids Train Schedule

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype
from$30.00

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from St Joseph to Grand Rapids. Traveling by train from St Joseph to Grand Rapids usually takes around 2 hours and 20 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance73 mi (118 km)
Fastest train2h 20m
Lowest price$19.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pere Marquette
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from St Joseph to Grand Rapids

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

Which train should you take from St Joseph to Grand Rapids?

Amtrak Pere Marquette is the one and only train line which connects St Joseph to Grand Rapids. 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.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Pere Marquette12h 20m$22.14
  • Amtrak Pere Marquette

    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 St Joseph to Grand Rapids in about 2 hours and 20 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 Grand Rapids.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from St Joseph to Grand Rapids 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 St Joseph to Grand Rapids?

The distance between St Joseph and Grand Rapids is approximately 73 miles, or 118 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 20 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 St Joseph to Grand Rapids are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves St Joseph at 9:00pm and arrives in Grand Rapids around 2 hours later.

Is there a direct train from St Joseph to Grand Rapids?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids to St Joseph.

City Information

Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, MI - GRR-0

Image credit: Unsplash

Grand Rapids, MI - GRR-2

Image credit: Unsplash

Grand Rapids, MI - GRR-1

Image credit: Unsplash

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 St Joseph?

Main departure station: 410 1/2 Vine Street

There is one train station in St Joseph.

All train stations in St Joseph:

  • 410 1/2 Vine Street

Where is the train station in Grand Rapids?

Main arrival 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

Need a return trip from Grand Rapids to St Joseph?

Search Train Tickets

Plan your next adventure

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book buses and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android