There are 6 ways to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Detroit by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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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Fly from Chicago Midway  •  2 h 16 min

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

$124 - $254

Cheapest option

Megabus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Chicago to Downtown Detroit

$30 - $44

4 alternative options

Subway to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the subway from Midway to Harold Washington Library
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Detroit (DTW) ORD - DTW

$116 - $321

Train  •  6 h 40 min

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

$52 - $134

Bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Detroit, Mi 5508 / ...

$34 - $85

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Detroit 283.4 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) station to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Midway Orange Line Station and arriving at Detroit, Mi via Cicero & 24th Place Terminal, Harrison & Jefferson and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 24 min.

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The distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and Detroit is 245 miles. The road distance is 283.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Detroit without a car is to train which takes 6 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Detroit, including transfers.

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Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Detroit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Detroit is to fly which takes 2 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 40 min, you could also Megabus, which costs and takes 7 h 7 min.

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

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Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Detroit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Detroit, Mi station.

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Detroit is 1 h ahead of Chicago Midway Airport (MDW). It is currently 11:13 PM in Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and 12:13 AM in Detroit.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Detroit is 283 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Detroit.

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  • Distance: 245.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 16 min

What companies run services between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), USA and Detroit, MI, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Detroit every 4 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Detroit 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 5 h 4 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
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 Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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, Il to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80

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

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