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

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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Train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Flint Amtrak Blue Water

$45 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Flint 1482

$40 - $55

7 alternative options

Bus via Kalamazoo, Mi  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi 5508 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to Flint 1482

$46 - $96

Drive  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Flint 269.5 miles

$26 - $40

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Flint  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Flint (FNT) ORD - FNT

$81 - $401

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Saginaw, bus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Saginaw (MBS) ORD - MBS
  2. Take the bus from Saginaw, MI to Flint

$143 - $365

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Lansing, bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lansing (LAN) ORD - LAN
  2. Take the bus from Lansing to Flint

$134 - $721

Fly Chicago Midway to Detroit, bus  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Detroit (DTW) MDW - DTW
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Flint

$138 - $284

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Detroit, bus  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Detroit (DTW) ORD - DTW
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Flint

$128 - $335

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Flint is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Flint is to fly which costs $80 - $410 and takes 3 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Flint. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Flint Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Flint is 217 miles. The road distance is 269.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Flint without a car is to train which takes 4 h 50 min and costs $45 - $120.

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The train from Chicago Union Station to Flint Amtrak takes 4 h 50 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Flint is to train which takes 4 h 50 min and costs $45 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $100 and takes 6 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs $80 - $410 and takes 3 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Flint.
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  • Distance: 216.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Flint once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Flint via Kalamazoo, Mi and Kalamazoo in around 6 h 55 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Flint
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Saginaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Flint
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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 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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to Flint
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Flint
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Saginaw, MI to Flint
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing to Flint
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Flint
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Flint
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Saginaw to Flint
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Flint Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 2 min.

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

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Flint is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 4:26 PM in Chicago and 5:26 PM in Flint.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Flint is 269 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to drive from Chicago to Flint.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Flint Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Flint. Prices start at $44 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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