Amtrak’s Wolverine trains travel between Chicago and Pontiac, Michigan three times a day in each direction. It is the longest Michigan rail route, but not all trains travel the entire distance between these two cities and some smaller stations only have one train stop each day. Once on board, enjoy amenities such as a quiet car, business class seating, cafe and free WiFi.


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

Things to know:

  • Plan for a four to five hour commute between Chicago and Detroit
  • Trains depart from Chicago before 8 a.m., in the afternoon and early evening
  • The first train to depart Pontiac leaves before 6 a.m. with an arrival around 10:30 a.m. in Chicago (without any delays)

Major Stops

  • Chicago
  • Kalamazoo
  • Ann Arbor
  • Detroit
  • Pontiac