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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit by plane, bus, subway, train or car

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Detroit  •  2h 29m

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

$119 - $304

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Bus  •  7h 39m

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

$32 - $85

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Toledo, bus  •  3h 29m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Toledo (TOL) ORD - TOL
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi

$131 - $361

Subway to Chicago Midway, fly to Detroit  •  4h 37m

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

$126 - $270

Train  •  6h 58m

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

$52 - $135

Megabus  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the Megabus from Chicago to Downtown Detroit

$43 - $58

Drive  •  4h 55m

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit 300.5 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 4h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit is to fly which costs $110 - $310 and takes 2h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport and arriving at Downtown Detroit via Clinton & Jackson and Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 46m.

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The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Detroit is 252 miles. The road distance is 300.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit without a car is to train which takes 6h 58m and costs $50 - $140.

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It takes approximately 2h 29m to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit, including transfers.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Chicago station.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit is to fly which takes 2h 29m and costs $110 - $310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $140 and takes 6h 58m, you could also bus, which costs $30 - $85 and takes 7h 39m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Downtown Detroit station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 251.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 29m

What companies run services between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA and Detroit, MI, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 5h 4m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit via Covington
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toledo
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
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 Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Chicago, Il to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80

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Detroit is 1h ahead of Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). It is currently 12:48 PM in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and 1:48 PM in Detroit.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit is 301 miles. It takes approximately 4h 55m to drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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