The Pere Marquette Amtrak route travels between Chicago and Grand Rapids, Michigan daily. Amenities include a cafe, business class seating, WiFi and bicycle storage depending on room. Plus, there is a stop at St. Joseph/Benton Harbor as an easy lakefront getaway from the big city.


Visit the Amtrak timetable for the Pere Marquette train under the Michigan Services section to plan your trip. You can also view current schedules via Google Maps or when booking your tickets.

Things to know:

  • Trains depart Chicago early evening
  • Trains depart Grand Rapids very early in the morning (around 6 a.m.)
  • Chicago is on Central Time while the other stations on the route are on Eastern
  • Total commute time is about four hours, with St. Joseph/Benton Harbor the halfway point