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Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI by train

The journey from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI by train is 202.89 mi and takes 4 hr 23 min. There are 3 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:45 AM and the last at 5:50 PM. It is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI by train for as little as $101.42 or as much as $101.42. The best price for this journey is $101.42.

Lowest Price$101.42
Journey Duration4 hr 23 min
Connection per Day3
Lowest Price$101.42
Highest Price$101.42
First Departure6:45 AM
Last Departure5:50 PM
Distance202.89 mi
DepartureChicago, IL
ArrivalAnn Arbor, MI
CarriersAmtrak

Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Jul 12, 2024

Traveling from Chicago, IL, to Ann Arbor, MI, by Train

The average journey duration between Chicago, IL, and Ann Arbor, MI, is 4 hr 23 min. The distance between the two main stations is approximately 202.89 mi miles. On a typical day, there are about 3 trains connecting Chicago to Ann Arbor. For those on a budget, you can find train tickets for this route for around $101.42. The primary departure station in Chicago is the historic Chicago Union Station, which connects with various Ann Arbor Station stations in Ann Arbor.

Chicago Union Station is a bustling hub, a marvel of architecture with its Beaux-Arts design and the magnificent Great Hall. Situated in the city's heart, the station is a key rail center and an essential part of Chicago's history. It offers many services and amenities like shops, eateries, and lounges. For local transit, Union Station is well-connected. The CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) buses and 'L' (elevated) trains have nearby stops, facilitating easy commuter transfers. Metra, the regional train service, also operates from the station, connecting the city to its suburbs. The nearby Ogilvie Transportation Center also serves as another transit point for those traveling on Metra lines. The station's strategic location provides convenience for travelers, allowing them to transition smoothly to other parts of Chicago or its neighboring regions.

The primary railway company facilitating this route is Amtrak. On this journey, you'll likely be aboard the Wolverine service, which ensures a comfortable and smooth ride and offers scenic views of the Midwest. Amenities onboard include Wi-Fi, power outlets, and food and drink services. The train ride gives passengers a unique perspective of the American heartland, with its changing landscapes and picturesque towns.

Discover Ann Arbor: A Blend of Academic Excellence, Cultural Richness, and Natural Beauty

Upon your arrival in Ann Arbor, the town greets you with its vibrant academic atmosphere, thanks to the University of Michigan. This premier institution drives much of the town's culture, from arts and performances to tech and innovation. Downtown Ann Arbor is a delightful mix of bookshops, galleries, eateries, and boutiques. The town seamlessly blends its rich history with a modern and progressive outlook.

Ann Arbor is not just about the university. The city boasts lush parks, cultural festivals, and a diverse culinary scene. Whether it's a walk along the Huron River, a visit to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, or enjoying a meal at Zingerman's Deli, the town has something for everyone.

Things to do/see in Ann Arbor:

  1. Explore the University of Michigan and its museums.
  2. Visit the vibrant Kerrytown Market & Shops.
  3. Enjoy the natural beauty of Nichols Arboretum and Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
  4. Take in a show at the Michigan Theater.
  5. Experience the town's art scene during the Ann Arbor Art Fair.

Things to eat/drink in Ann Arbor:

  1. Sink your teeth into a Reuben sandwich from the iconic Zingerman's Deli.
  2. Experience the culinary creativity at Frita Batidos with their inspired Cuban burgers.
  3. Indulge in artisanal pastries and bread at the Avalon Cafe and Bakery.
  4. Savor farm-to-table dishes at The Standard Bistro & Larder.

Travel tips to Ann Arbor

When visiting, consider these tips: Firstly, if you're traveling during the university's football season, prepare for significant crowds, especially on game days, and make accommodation reservations in advance. The city's public transportation system, operated by TheRide, is efficient and covers most parts of town; utilizing it can save you the hassle of parking, which can be limited in the downtown area. Bicycling is another popular mode of transport, with plenty of bike lanes and paths available. For a true taste of Ann Arbor, venture beyond the main streets and explore the diverse neighborhoods, each offering its own unique vibe.

If Chicago to Ann Arbor is your chosen route, allow Virail to guide your journey. With a plethora of timings, routes, and ticketing options, we ensure your travel planning is straightforward and tailored to your needs.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI.

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If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI.

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Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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The cheapest Chicago, IL - Ann Arbor, MI train tickets can be found for as low as $30.59 if you’re lucky, or $48.12 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $101.42.

Find the best day to travel to Ann Arbor, MI by train

When travelling to Ann Arbor, MI by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
22.86kg
Bus
24.49kg
Flight
65.3kg
Car
52.24kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Chicago, IL and Ann Arbor, MI are 22.86kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Chicago, IL and Ann Arbor, MI? By taking the train between Chicago, IL and Ann Arbor, MI you will save 42.44kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.63kg compared to a bus and 29.38kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI?
A train ticket from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI is $101.42. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $101.42.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI is $101.42. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Chicago, IL and Ann Arbor, MI by train?
Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI is 202.89 mi.
How long does the train between Chicago, IL and Ann Arbor, MI take?
Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI is on average 4 hr 23 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 14 min.
How many train connections per day go from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI?
Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI has 3 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI leave?
The earliest train from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI departs at 6:45 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI depart?
The latest train from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI departs at 5:50 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $101.42 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI?
There are on average 3 direct connection(s) from Chicago, IL to go to Ann Arbor, MI.
What's the fastest journey time between Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Chicago, IL and Ann Arbor, MI is 4 hr 14 min.
Is there a direct train from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI?
Yes, there is a direct train between Chicago, IL and Ann Arbor, MI.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI by train?
The train journey from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI creates 22.86kg of CO2 emissions.

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