There are 8 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Chicago by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Wolverine

$45 - $120

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Megabus  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Briarwood Mall to Chicago

$26 - $42

6 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Chicago, Il 5515 / ...

$28 - $70

Drive  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Chicago 241.2 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Detroit to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DTW - MDW

$130 - $274

Fly Detroit to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DTW - ORD

$120 - $325

Bus to Lansing, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Lansing, Mi
  2. Fly from Lansing (LAN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LAN - ORD

$140 - $740

Bus to Kalamazoo, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Kalamazoo, Mi
  2. Fly from Kalamazoo (AZO) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) AZO - ORD

$190 - $513

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ann Arbor, Mi and arriving at Chicago, Il. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ann Arbor Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Ann Arbor and Chicago is 202 miles. The road distance is 241.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Chicago without a car is to train which takes 4 h 12 min and costs .

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The train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station takes 4 h 12 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Ann Arbor to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Ann Arbor, Mi station.

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Ann Arbor to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Ann Arbor Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Chicago is to train which takes 4 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Ann Arbor to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago, Il station.

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Map of how to get from Ann Arbor to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 202.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Ann Arbor to Chicago 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 12 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Ann Arbor to Chicago hourly. Tickets cost $28 - $70 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min. Greyhound Canada also services this route once daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Kalamazoo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Kalamazoo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
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 Ann Arbor, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70

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Chicago is 1 h behind Ann Arbor. It is currently 6:50 AM in Ann Arbor and 5:50 AM in Chicago.

Ann Arbor to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ann Arbor to Chicago is 241 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to drive from Ann Arbor to Chicago.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Detroit Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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Book your Ann Arbor to Chicago bus tickets online with Greyhound and Busbud.

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There are 580+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Detroit Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs .

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