Find train tickets from Detroit to Chicago

DTT — CHI
May 11 — May 181
1 adult
Sat 5/11
Sat 5/18

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Cheapest day to travel

Monday

Most expensive day to travel

Tuesday

Average price (round-trip)

$70

Average price (one-way)

$34
Train tickets from Detroit to Chicago are on average 5% less expensive on Mondays
Train tickets from Detroit to Chicago are on average 2% more expensive on Tuesdays
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Top tips for finding Detroit to Chicago train tickets

  • If you are traveling by train from Detroit to Chicago for business, you will be pleased to know that business class seats are available. Amtrak trains from Detroit to Chicago offer business class options with service attendants, access to a lounge, and complimentary drinks.
  • Amtrak trains from Detroit to Chicago allow passengers to bring two carry-on items and two personal items. Personal times should weigh no more than 25 pounds and be no larger than 14x11x7 inches. Carry-on items, which cannot be bigger than 28x22x14 inches, should be stored under the seat in front of you or in overhead compartments—Acela trains have overhead areas with closable doors. Checked baggage has a limit of two per passenger, and bags over 50 pounds will incur extra charges. Amtrak trains require luggage to be checked at least 45min before departure.
  • Taking a train from Detroit to Chicago offers many advantages over taking a flight; not only is it more affordable, but you can also bring more luggage. Unlike flights, trains have no liquid carry-on restrictions, and you can check up to four bags. Train travel means less time waiting; there are no security lines, so you won't have to show up several hours earlier than your departure time. Most Amtrak stations are in the middle of the city, so passengers will also reduce travel time into the city. Long-distance train routes have sleeper cars with doors and beds, which are hard to find on airplanes.
  • Amtrak trains from Detroit to Chicago have three types of travel classes: coach, business, and first class. Coach class, which is available on all trains except Acela, offers ample legroom, one-by-two seating, and extra-large tray tables. In coach, you have the option of reserved or unreserved seating. Trains with reserved seating options include reclining seats, leg rests, curtained windows, and great views of the scenery. Unreserved coach seating has ample legroom, reading lights, and fold-down trays. Business class features extra legroom and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks.
  • 25% of our users found round-trip train tickets from Detroit to Chicago for $96 or less.
  • You will generally catch the best train deals if you travel in the morning.
  • The cheapest train from Detroit to Chicago was found 89 days before departure, on average.

FAQs when traveling from Detroit to Chicago by train

  • Is Wi-Fi available on trains from Detroit to Chicago?

    Amtrak trains from Detroit to Chicago offer travelers free Wi-Fi onboard. However, the bandwidth is not high enough to support streaming videos or downloading large files.

  • Are pets allowed on trains from Detroit to Chicago?

    Amtrak allows dogs and cats on trains from Detroit to Chicago, but the pet must be under 20 pounds. Amtrak only allows one pet per passenger, and a train can carry only five pets total. Your pet will be allowed onboard on a first-come, first-served basis. Pets must be confined in carriers that stay under the passenger's seat.

  • Are there restaurant on trains from Detroit to Chicago?

    Most trains from Detroit to Chicago have one or more dining options. For example, Acela has a café onboard, and offers first-class passengers at-seat meals with glassware served by attendants. Cafés are open to all Acela passengers, providing a wide range of snacks, meals, and beverages.

  • What are the departure and arrival train stations for Acela trains from Detroit to Chicago?

    Trains depart from Detroit to Chicago at Detroit Train Station, located three miles north of Detroit's city center. A bus ride from the city center to the train station takes only 10min. The station features ATM services, overnight parking, baggage storage, and amenities for disabled passengers. The arrival station is Chicago Union Station, which is less than half a mile from the city center; a bus ride from the city center will take you to the station within six minutes. Amenities include a shoeshine, phone charging ports, a floral shop, a nursing room for mothers, and wheelchair elevators, in addition to a waiting room, ticket office, and restrooms.

  • How long is a train journey to Chicago from Detroit?

    The train journey from Detroit to Chicago takes 5h 15m on average and covers a distance of 236 miles.

  • What train companies travel from Detroit to Chicago?

    Amtrak is the only train operator serving this route.

Book Amtrak tickets from Detroit to Chicago (round-trip)

4/23Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
4/24Wed
nonstopAmtrak
5h 40mZUN-ET9
$68
4/23Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
4/24Wed
nonstopAmtrak
5h 40mZUN-ET9
$68
5/7Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
5/14Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 20mZUN-ET9
$68
5/11Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
5/18Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 40mZUN-ET9
$73
4/27Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 06mET9-ZUN
4/30Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 40mZUN-ET9
$73
5/1Wed
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
5/11Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 40mZUN-ET9
$73
5/1Wed
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
5/7Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 20mZUN-ET9
$73
5/7Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
6/15Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 25mZUN-ET9
$73
6/1Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
6/2Sun
nonstopAmtrak
5h 40mZUN-ET9
$73
5/7Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
6/15Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 40mZUN-ET9
$73
5/15Wed
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
5/18Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 40mZUN-ET9
$73
8/13Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 06mET9-ZUN
8/17Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 20mZUN-ET9
$73
5/7Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
5/11Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 40mZUN-ET9
$73
5/8Wed
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
5/9Thu
nonstopAmtrak
5h 20mZUN-ET9
$77
6/22Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
6/23Sun
nonstopAmtrak
5h 40mZUN-ET9
$77
5/18Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
5/20Mon
nonstopAmtrak
5h 20mZUN-ET9
$77
4/21Sun
nonstopAmtrak
5h 06mET9-ZUN
4/24Wed
nonstopAmtrak
5h 40mZUN-ET9
$77
5/7Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
5/8Wed
nonstopAmtrak
5h 20mZUN-ET9
$77
5/7Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
5/9Thu
nonstopAmtrak
5h 20mZUN-ET9
$77
5/7Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
5/9Thu
nonstopAmtrak
5h 20mZUN-ET9
$77

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Book Amtrak tickets from Detroit to Chicago (one-way)

5/29Wed
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$34
5/18Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$34
4/23Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$34
5/15Wed
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$34
5/14Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$34
5/14Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$34
5/7Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$34
4/30Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$34
5/1Wed
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$34
5/11Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$34
4/16Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 06mET9-ZUN
$39
5/16Thu
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$39
4/27Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$39
4/16Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$39
4/29Mon
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$39
7/11Thu
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$39
6/9Sun
nonstopAmtrak
5h 06mET9-ZUN
$39
5/23Thu
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$39
7/11Thu
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$39
5/13Mon
nonstopAmtrak
5h 29mET9-ZUN
$39

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