There are 6 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Chicago by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4 h 12 min

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

$45 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

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

$28 - $70

4 alternative options

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 35 min

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

$120 - $325

Bus to Toledo, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Toledo, OH
  2. Fly from Toledo (TOL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) TOL - ORD

$129 - $367

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The cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to Chicago is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to Chicago is to fly which costs $130 - $280 and takes 3 h 15 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 train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak takes 4 h 12 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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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 Amtrak station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 12 min.

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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
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Toledo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
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 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70

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