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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit Airport (DTW) by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  1 h 10 min

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

$110 - $310

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Bus Greyhound Canada  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI 5509 / 5534 / ...

$34 - $81

4 alternative options

Subway to Chicago Midway, fly  •  3 h 18 min

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

$124 - $268

Train  •  7 h 24 min

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

$49 - $137

Bus Hoosier Ride  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport to South Bend, IN O´hare-Notre Dame
  2. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Ann Arbor, MI Indianopolis

$69 - $108

Drive  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit Airport (DTW) 284.7 miles

$27 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit Airport (DTW) is to drive which costs $27 - $45 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit Airport (DTW) is to fly which costs $110 - $310 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit Airport (DTW). However, there are services departing from Chicago O'Hare Airport and arriving at DTW McNamara Terminal via South Bend, IN and Blake Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 8 min.

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The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Detroit Airport (DTW) is 235 miles. The road distance is 284.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit Airport (DTW) without a car is to train which takes 7 h 24 min and costs $45 - $140.

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It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Detroit (DTW), including transfers and time at the airport.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit Airport (DTW) is to fly which takes 1 h 10 min and costs $110 - $310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $140 and takes 7 h 24 min, you could also bus, which costs $30 - $85 and takes 8 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit Airport (DTW) bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Ann Arbor, MI station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit Airport (DTW).
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  • Distance: 235.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

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

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit Airport (DTW) hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit Airport (DTW) 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 36 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 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 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Dearborn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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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Detroit Airport (DTW) is 1 h ahead of Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). It is currently 8:35 AM in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and 9:35 AM in Detroit Airport (DTW).

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit Airport (DTW) is 285 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Detroit Airport (DTW).

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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 99+ hotels available in Detroit Airport (DTW). Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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