There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Ann Arbor by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 5 min

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

$45 - $120

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Megabus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Chicago to Briarwood Mall

$26 - $39

7 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Ann Arbor, Mi 5530 / ...

$29 - $70

Drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Ann Arbor 241.3 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Chicago Midway to Detroit  •  3 h 31 min

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

$129 - $275

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Detroit  •  4 h

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

$119 - $326

Train to South Bend, fly to Detroit  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
  2. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Detroit (DTW) SBN - DTW

$180 - $925

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Toledo, bus  •  5 h 15 min

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

$129 - $368

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Lansing, bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lansing (LAN) ORD - LAN
  2. Take the bus from Lansing, Mi to Ann Arbor, Mi

$138 - $742

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Ann Arbor, Mi. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Ann Arbor Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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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 train which takes 4 h 5 min and costs .

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The train from Chicago Union Station to Ann Arbor Amtrak takes 4 h 5 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Chicago to Ann Arbor bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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Chicago to Ann Arbor train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Ann Arbor is to train which takes 4 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can Megabus, which costs and takes 4 h 56 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 31 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 to Ann Arbor bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Ann Arbor, Mi station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Ann Arbor.
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  • Distance: 202.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Ann Arbor 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Chicago to Ann Arbor twice daily. Tickets cost $24 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 20 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
Flights from South Bend to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
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
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toledo
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
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
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Ann Arbor Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 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
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
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 Ann Arbor, Mi
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $70
Bus from Lansing, Mi to Ann Arbor, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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
$26 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$26 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$45 - $65
Refundable
$50 - $75

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Ann Arbor is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 1:13 AM in Chicago and 2:13 AM in Ann Arbor.

Chicago to Ann Arbor train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Ann Arbor Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Ann Arbor is 241 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 58 min 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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Book your Chicago to Ann Arbor bus tickets online with Greyhound and Busbud.

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There are 110+ hotels available in Ann Arbor. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs .

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