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Train, bus  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station Pere Marquette
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Cadillac, MI 1482 / ...

$48 - $68

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Train, bus via Reed City  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Reed City, MI
  3. Take the bus from Reed City, MI to Cadillac, MI

$52 - $73

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Kalamazoo
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Reed City, MI
  3. Take the bus from Reed City, MI to Cadillac, MI

Drive  •  4h 30m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Cadillac 272.2 miles

$26 - $40

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Manistee, taxi  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Manistee (MBL) ORD - MBL
  2. Take a taxi from Manistee to Cadillac

$152 - $2,425

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City, bus  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Traverse City (TVC) ORD - TVC
  2. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to Cadillac, MI

$98 - $210

Fly Chicago Midway to Grand Rapids, bus  •  7h 43m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Grand Rapids (GRR) MDW - GRR
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Cadillac, MI

$110 - $319

Chicago to Cadillac by train and bus

The journey time between Chicago and Cadillac is around 22h 25m and covers a distance of around 276 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 22h 25m. Operated by Amtrak and Indian Trails, the Chicago to Cadillac service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Cadillac, MI. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
22h 25m
Fastest journey time:
22h 25m
Journey distance:
276 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$48
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
18:30
Last service departs at:
18:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Cadillac train and bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cadillac is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in Cadillac is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Cadillac is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Cadillac is to fly and taxi which costs $150 - $2,500 and takes 4h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Cadillac. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Cadillac, MI via Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak and Reed City, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 56m.

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It is 200 miles from Chicago to Cadillac. It is approximately 272.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Cadillac without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 49m and costs $45 - $70.

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It takes approximately 7h 49m to get from Chicago to Cadillac, including transfers.

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Chicago to Cadillac bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Manistee Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Chicago to Cadillac bus services, operated by Indian Trails, arrive at Cadillac, MI station.

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Cadillac is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 2:07 PM in Chicago and 3:07 PM in Cadillac.

Map of how to get from Chicago to Cadillac.
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  • Distance: 200.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 49m

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

You can take a bus from Chicago to Cadillac via Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak, and Reed City, MI in around 8h 56m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $290
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manistee
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manistee
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $280
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 Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Cadillac, MI
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Reed City, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Reed City, MI to Cadillac, MI
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to Cadillac, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
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 to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Reed City, MI
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Other operators
Taxi from Manistee to Cadillac
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Cadillac is 272 miles. It takes approximately 4h 30m to drive from Chicago to Cadillac.

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Cape Air offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Manistee Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Cadillac. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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