There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Bay City by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Saginaw (MBS) ORD - MBS

$136 - $354

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Flint Amtrak Blue Water
  2. Take the bus from Flint to Bay City 1492 Detroit to Bay City / ...

$58 - $174

3 alternative options

Train, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak Blue Water
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from East Lansing to Bay City

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Battle Creek, Mi 5530
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Battle Creek to Bay City 8150

Drive  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Bay City 315.1 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Bay City is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Bay City is to fly which costs $130 - $360 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Bay City is 225 miles. The road distance is 315.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Chicago to Bay City, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Bay City. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Bay City via Battle Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Bay City, MI, USA?

United Airlines flies from Chicago to Bay City 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Bay City via Battle Creek, Mi and Battle Creek in around 10 h 5 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Saginaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Flint Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Flint to Bay City
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Flint to Bay City
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from East Lansing to Bay City
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Battle Creek to Bay City
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA
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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 Battle Creek, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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