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There are 3 ways to get from Chicago to Dowagiac by train, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 42m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Dowagiac Amtrak Station Blue Water / ...

$28 - $40

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Drive  •  2h 6m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Dowagiac 111.4 miles

$10 - $16

Fly  •  3h 8m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to South Bend (SBN) ORD - SBN

$258 - $505

Chicago to Dowagiac by train

The train journey time between Chicago and Dowagiac is around 1h 42m and covers a distance of around 101 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 42m. Operated by Amtrak, the Chicago to Dowagiac train service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Dowagiac Amtrak Station. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 42m
Fastest train time:
1h 42m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$28
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
16:00
Last train departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Dowagiac train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dowagiac is 800-232-4636.

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Dowagiac is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 2h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Dowagiac is to train which costs $28 - $40 and takes 1h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Dowagiac Amtrak Station station. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 42m.

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The distance between Chicago and Dowagiac is 79 miles. The road distance is 111.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Dowagiac without a car is to train which takes 1h 42m and costs $28 - $40.

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The train from Chicago Union Station to Dowagiac Amtrak Station takes 1h 42m including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Dowagiac is to train which takes 1h 42m and costs $28 - $40. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $250 - $550 and takes 3h 8m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to South Bend Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Dowagiac is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 4:16 AM in Chicago and 5:16 AM in Dowagiac.

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  • Distance: 78.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 42m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Dowagiac Amtrak Station every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 1h 42m. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Chicago to Dowagiac every 3 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to South Bend
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $480
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Dowagiac Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60

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Chicago to Dowagiac train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Dowagiac Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Dowagiac is 111 miles. It takes approximately 2h 6m to drive from Chicago to Dowagiac.

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United Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to South Bend Airport.

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There are five+ hotels available in Dowagiac. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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