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There are 3 ways to get from Chicago to Albion by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Albion

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Kalamazoo
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo Transit Center to Albion Amtrak Station

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Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to Albion

Chicago to Albion by train

The train journey time between Chicago and Albion is around 3h 10m and covers a distance of around 185 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 3m. Operated by Amtrak, the Chicago to Albion train service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Albion. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
3h 10m
Fastest train time:
3h 3m
Train distance:
185 miles
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$35
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
17:50
Last train departs at:
17:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Albion train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Albion is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Albion is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs $35 - $50.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Albion station. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Albion Amtrak Station via Kalamazoo Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Albion. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 3m.

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The distance between Chicago and Albion is 150 miles. The road distance is 189.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Albion without a car is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs $35 - $50.

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The train from Chicago Union Station to Albion takes 3h 3m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Chicago to Albion bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago station.

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Chicago to Albion train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Albion is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs $35 - $50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $55 and takes 5h.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Albion.
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  • Distance: 150.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 3m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Albion, MI, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Albion once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 3h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Albion via Kalamazoo Transit Center in around 5h.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Albion
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Business Seat
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Hoosier Ride
Phone
+1 800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Kalamazoo Transit Center to Albion Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
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Child Fares
$12 - $17

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Chicago to Albion bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Albion Amtrak Station.

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Albion is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 10:09 AM in Chicago and 11:09 AM in Albion.

Chicago to Albion train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albion station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Albion is 190 miles. It takes approximately 3h 9m to drive from Chicago to Albion.

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