Michigan Services

  • Chicago
  • Grand Rapids/East Lansing
  • Port Huron/Detroit
  • Pontiac
6 hours 30 minutes Multiple Departures Daily

Taking the train to Michigan is an easy and ideal means of transportation, with three convenient lines connecting you to some of Michigan’s most sought-after destinations. Enjoy simple online booking, quick check-ins, roomy seating, free WiFi and beautiful scenery as you glide along the rails.

Pere Marquette

The Pere Marquette connects Chicago to “Beer City USA” in Grand Rapids, revealing Michigan’s west coast's natural beauty. Stops along the way include St. Joseph and Holland where you can enjoy the area's wonderful beaches and rich Dutch heritage, including the annual Tulip Time Festival.

Blue Water

The Blue Water leaves from Chicago and travels to Kalamazoo, home to world-famous Bell’s Brewery; “Cereal City” in Battle Creek; East Lansing near the State Capitol and Michigan State University, with intermediate station stops before reaching Port Huron — one of Michigan's oldest cities and a place rich in the maritime history of the Great Lakes.


The Wolverine also departs from Chicago with stops in New Buffalo, Jackson, and Ann Arbor near the University of Michigan, and intermediate stations in and around metro Detroit where you can visit the “Motor City," relive the famous Motown sound or catch a Detroit Lions or Red Wings game.

Business Class on Michigan Services

Enjoy an enhanced travel experience in Business Class on Michigan Services and you’ll have access to exclusive amenities such as a fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure, 25% point bonus for Amtrak Guest Rewards members, seating in a dedicated car with a service attendant and complimentary coffee and tea. Business Class passengers can also purchase access to the Metropolitan Lounge in Chicago.

Discover All Michigan Has to Offer by Train

For business or pleasure, to and from Michigan, Amtrak Midwest is the easiest, most comfortable way to travel.

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Features & Amenities

Accommodations vary by train.

Accommodations vary by train. Some trains may feature forward and backward-facing seating, preferred seat orientation is not guaranteed.

Midwest Hub Cafe Menu

Downloadable menus are updated regularly, but menu items and prices are subject to change and may be different from what is available onboard.

Surround yourself with Great Lakes and great destinations. Let Motown’s music and motor history move you. Tiptoe through the tulips in Holland or dig your toes in the sand at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Show your school spirit in the vibrant college towns of South Bend, East Lansing and Ann Arbor.

“If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.” — Official Michigan Motto