There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Detroit Airport (DTW) by plane, train, subway, 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.

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Fly from Chicago Midway  •  2 h 29 min

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

$122 - $264

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Bus Greyhound Canada  •  6 h 3 min

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

$33 - $73

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  2 h 59 min

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

$112 - $315

Train to South Bend, fly  •  4 h 29 min

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

$173 - $914

Subway, bus to Milwaukee, fly  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the subway from Jackson-Blue to O'Hare
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  3. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Detroit (DTW) MKE - DTW

$202 - $470

Train  •  5 h 29 min

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

$52 - $126

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 25 min

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

$38 - $83

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Detroit Airport (DTW) 266.4 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Detroit Airport (DTW). However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at DTW McNamara Terminal via Blake Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 3 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Detroit Airport (DTW) is 222 miles. The road distance is 266.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Detroit Airport (DTW) without a car is to train which takes 5 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Chicago to Detroit Airport (DTW), including transfers.

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Chicago to Detroit Airport (DTW) bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Detroit Airport (DTW) is to fly which takes 2 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 29 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 6 h 3 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 Detroit Airport (DTW) bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Ann Arbor, MI station.

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Detroit Airport (DTW) is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 3:19 PM in Chicago and 4:19 PM in Detroit Airport (DTW).

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Detroit Airport (DTW) is 266 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to drive from Chicago to Detroit Airport (DTW).

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  • Distance: 221.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Detroit Airport (DTW), USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Detroit Airport (DTW) every 4 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago 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 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
Flights from Milwaukee to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
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
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
Train operators
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
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 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
Coach USA
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 - $55
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
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

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

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There are 99+ hotels available in Detroit Airport (DTW). Prices start at $63 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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