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St Paul-Grand Forks Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from St Paul to Grand Forks?

Lowest Price$46.00
Fastest Train6h 21m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Saint Paul to Grand Forks 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 St Paul to Grand Forks?

In the last month, $46.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Saint Paul, MN to Grand Forks, ND. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from St Paul to Grand Forks?

The distance between St Paul and Grand Forks is approximately 278 miles, or 448 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 21 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 St Paul to Grand Forks are the most crowded on Friday. 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 St Paul at 10:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 St Paul to Grand Forks?

Trains leave the station in St Paul twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks to St Paul. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from St Paul to Grand Forks for $54.00.

Which train should you take from St Paul to Grand Forks?

Amtrak Empire Builder is the one and only train line which connects Saint Paul, Minnesota to Grand Forks, North Dakota. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Builder26h 25m$47.72

Where is the train station in St Paul?

There is one train station in St Paul:

  • Union Depot

Where is the train station in Grand Forks?

Grand Forks has one train station:

  • 5555 DeMers Ave

Price trends for trains from St Paul to Grand Forks

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20SepOct

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Saint Paul, MN to Grand Forks, ND
5.0
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Empire Builder report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
5.0
Value
3.3
Condition
4.7
Ashoke
5.0
May 13, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Trip is timely and attitude of the staff is very friendly.
Tips
I have discussed with my friends and family about the trip.
Lydia
5.0
June 15, 2019Vacation
Pros
Conducive
Cons
To please be on schedule
Tips
No
Abdifatah
5.0
June 1, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I like the clean and quietly

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