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

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Bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street to Ann Arbor, MI Chicago

$25 - $50

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Megabus  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the Megabus from Chicago to Briarwood Mall

$26 - $39

Train, bus  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Albion Amtrak Station Wolverine
  2. Take the bus from Albion, MI to Ann Arbor, MI Indianopolis

$52 - $72

Drive  •  3h 58m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Ann Arbor 241.3 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Chicago Midway to Detroit, bus  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Detroit (DTW) MDW - DTW
  2. Take the bus from Detroit Metro Airport to Ann Arbor- Blake Transit Ctr., MI

$135 - $282

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Detroit, bus  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Detroit (DTW) ORD - DTW
  2. Take the bus from Detroit Metro Airport to Ann Arbor- Blake Transit Ctr., MI

$125 - $333

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Toledo, Megabus  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Toledo (TOL) ORD - TOL
  2. Take the Megabus from Toledo to Briarwood Mall

$95 - $318

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Lansing, line 01 bus, bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lansing (LAN) ORD - LAN
  2. Take the line 01 bus from CATA Trans Center to EBD Gr. River past Abbot Rd
  3. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Ann Arbor- Blake Transit Ctr., MI

$143 - $734

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Ann Arbor is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Ann Arbor is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street and arriving at Ann Arbor, MI. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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The distance between Chicago and Ann Arbor is 202 miles. The road distance is 241.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Ann Arbor without a car is to bus which takes 4h 30m and costs $25 - $50.

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The bus from Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street to Ann Arbor, MI takes 4h 30m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Chicago to Ann Arbor bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street station.

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

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Chicago to Ann Arbor bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Ann Arbor, MI station.

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Ann Arbor is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 1:23 PM in Chicago and 2:23 PM in Ann Arbor.

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  • Distance: 202.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 30m

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

Greyhound Canada operates a bus from Chicago to Ann Arbor twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $50 and the journey takes 4h 30m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toledo
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
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 Albion Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Business Seat
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street to Ann Arbor, MI
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$45 - $65
Online Fare
$25 - $35
Advanced Purchase
$30 - $45
Standard Fare
$42 - $47
Refundable
$51 - $55
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Briarwood Mall
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
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Bus from Toledo to Briarwood Mall
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
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megabus.com
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from Detroit Metro Airport to Ann Arbor- Blake Transit Ctr., MI
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Ann Arbor- Blake Transit Ctr., MI
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
Capital Area Transportation Authority
Phone
+1 517-394-1100
Website
cata.org
Bus from CATA Trans Center to EBD Gr. River past Abbot Rd
Ave. Duration
16m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cata.org

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Ann Arbor is 241 miles. It takes approximately 3h 58m to drive from Chicago to Ann Arbor.

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

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There are 71+ hotels available in Ann Arbor. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23m and costs $2 - $4.

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