Amtrak Blue Water
Amtrak Blue Water

2023-2024 Amtrak Blue Water Schedule/Timetable & More

If you plan a trip between Chicago and Wolverine State, this might be the right train for you! Find out the Amtrak Blue Water schedule or timetable, a train traveling between Chicago, IL, and Port Huron, MI, with several intermediate stops, including Indiana.

Temporary Amtrak Blue Water Service Schedule Changes, Service Alerts, And Notices

Amtrak has a webpage that lists cancellations and quick or temporary changes; below links you to that page.

Amtrak Blue Water Service Accommodations

Amtrak Venture Coach Seats
Amtrak Venture Coach Seats

The Blue Water offers coach seating featuring comfortable seats, a fold-down tray, individual reading lights, and 120v electric outlets.

Newer cars now have outlets and USB chargers between the two seats.

Also, the Blue Water has business class, which includes extra legroom, a comfortable seat, and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. Plus, you are closer to the cafe car and lounge access in Chicago Union.

Additionally, Business Class customers receive a 25% bonus on Amtrak Guest Rewards points.

Bikes, Pets, And Luggage

Carry-On/Trainside bicyclesyou can bring up to 50 lbs. Standard bicycle sizes apply. Maximum tire width: 2″. Check the link for details; bike service may not be available at all stations.

Pet – Amtrak allows dogs and cats up to 20 pounds (combined weight of pet and carrier) for trips up to seven hours.

Luggage: this train does not offer a checked bag service,

Each passenger may carry on:

  • One personal item, 25 lbs. (12 kg) and 14 x 11 x 7 inches, and 
  • Two carry-on pieces of luggage, 50 lbs. (23 kg) and 28 x 22 x 14 inches each
  • If you transfer to the Pacific Surfliner at some point along your journey, the baggage size for that train is up to 28 x 22 x 11 inches each. 

Charges apply for additional and oversized luggage; check out Amtrak’s carry-on bag policy for more information.

Lunch from the cafe car
Amtrak cafe attendants use cardboard trays to make transporting your food convenient.

Food Offerings For The Amtrak Blue Water Service

The Blue Water cafe car offers a variety of hot and cold meals, snacks, plus hot and cold beverages. The cafe is open to all passengers throughout the journey. This car may close at the start and end of the route. Midwest regional menus are available on the cafe car page.

You may bring food and drink aboard the train, but you cannot consume alcohol on the train you brought aboard.

Amtrak Blue Water Service Schedule

Use this timetable as a guide; check with Amtrak or your eticket for exact times. If there are two times, the first is the arrival, the second is the departure, and if there is only one, it is a quick stop.

Click on the stations to see the services offered at that stop.

EastboundStation StopMilesWestbound
Read DownDaily TrainLast Stop
4:00pChicago, IL
Union Station (CHI) CT
Time Zone Change
6:10pNew Buffalo, MI (NBU) ET6211:24a
6:32pNiles, MI (NLS)8911:04a
6:43pDowagiac, MI (DOA)10210:52a
7:11pKalamazoo, MI (KAL)13810:26a
7:38pBattle Creek, MI (BTL)16010:00a
9:00pEast Lansing, MI (LNS)2088:54a
9:37pDurand, MI (DRD)2388:08a
10:08pFlint, MI (FLN)2567:35a
10:34pLapeer, MI (LPE)2747:08a
11:31pPort Huron, MI (PTH) ET3196:20a
Last StopStationsMilesRead Up
CT = Central Timezone ET = Eastern TImezone

The information for these guides comes from Amtrak, and Amtrak can change them anytime.

Printable Amtrak Blue Water Service Schedule

Feel free to print out or download this page from Amtrak. The pdf is several pages long and includes Amtrak Connecitg services schedules; feel free to print only what you need!

An Alternative: Amtrak Wolverine

The Amtrak Wolverine travels from Chicago, IL, to Pontic, MI, and has duplicate stops of the Blue Water from Chicago, IL, to Battle Creek, MI.

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