The Blue Water Amtrak route travels between Chicago and historic Port Huron once a day in each direction. On weekdays, a quiet car is available, and other amenities include WiFi, business class, a cafe and bike/golf bag storage as space allows.


You can view current schedules via Google Maps or when booking your tickets. If you know your start and end stations, you can also use the Amtrak website to create a custom timetable.

Things to know:

  • Chicago is on Central Time and all Michigan stops are in Eastern Time.
  • The entire route takes about 6.5 hours (Port Huron to or from Chicago)
  • Trains depart Chicago at 4 p.m. and reach Port Hurton at 11:30 p.m.
  • Trains depart Port Huron at 6:20 a.m. with an arrival in Chicago around noon.
  • Wolverine Amtrak trains stop at some of the same stations as an additional option.

Major Stops

  • Chicago
  • Kalamazoo
  • East Lansing
  • Flint
  • Port Huron