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Trains Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI: Times, Prices and Tickets

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$ 34.37

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2 Days

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI?

The prices for train tickets from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI will cost $ 34.37. The average train ticket price is approximately $ 60.78. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI by train

Best price $ 34.37
Journey duration 5 h 36 min
Connections per day 3
First departure 06:45
Last departure 17:50
Distance 238.6 mi
Departure Chicago, IL
Arrival Detroit, MI
Carriers Amtrak, Amtrack

Ticket price Chicago, IL - Detroit, MI every day

$ 40.75
$ 38.61
In 2 days
$ 44.79
$ 36.36
In 3 days
$ 46
$ 38.92
In 4 days
$ 58.19
$ 36.23
In 5 days
$ 59.05
$ 36.71
In 6 days
$ 91.33

Route Summary by Train

Minimum price
$ 34.37
Maximum price
$ 156

Chicago, IL - Detroit, MI


Best prices for the month

Cheapest tickets for

By Train

$ 47

Tuesday, August 23rd 2022
Chicago, IL - Union Station - Detroit, MI Train station
5:50pm - 12:27am
5h 37min
CO2: 1.1kg
By Bus

$ 36.10

Tuesday, August 23rd 2022
Union Station - Greyhound Station
3:25pm - 11:15pm
6h 50min
1 changes
CO2: 13.5kg

How much time will it take to go from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI by train?

The distance between Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI is around 238.6 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 6 h 6 min. However, the fastest routes between Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI take 5 h 4 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

What time are the departures from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI?

The first journey of the day departs from Chicago, IL at 07:05. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 17:50. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

When traveling from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI by train, which stations can I use?

You will be able to leave Chicago, IL by using stations such as Chicago, IL and Chicago, IL - Union Station. These connect you to stations including Detroit, MI and Detroit, MI Train station in Detroit, MI. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Chicago, IL or in Detroit, MI, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do departures from Chicago, IL leave for Detroit, MI?

On average, there are 4 daily departures from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 4 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Amtrak and Amtrack, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 3 departures from Chicago, IL which travel directly to Detroit, MI. There are 1 journeys with one change or more.


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