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There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Frankenmuth by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 24m

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

$128 - $219

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Bus  •  9h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Saginaw, MI 1482

$75 - $95

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 54m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Frankenmuth 293 miles

$28 - $45

Fly to Flint  •  3h 15m

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

$157 - $495

Fly to Saginaw  •  3h 41m

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

$152 - $375

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Frankenmuth is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Frankenmuth is to fly which costs $150 - $500 and takes 3h 15m.

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The distance between Chicago and Frankenmuth is 223 miles. The road distance is 293 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Frankenmuth without a car is to train which takes 5h 24m and costs $120 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5h 24m to get from Chicago to Frankenmuth, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Frankenmuth is to train which takes 5h 24m and costs $120 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $95 and takes 9h 52m, you could also fly, which costs $150 - $500 and takes 3h 15m.

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

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Frankenmuth is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 10:15 PM in Chicago and 11:15 PM in Frankenmuth.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Frankenmuth is 293 miles. It takes approximately 4h 54m to drive from Chicago to Frankenmuth.

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

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Frankenmuth.
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  • Distance: 223.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 24m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Frankenmuth once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 4h 50m. Alternatively, Indian Trails operates a bus from Chicago to Frankenmuth once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $65 and the journey takes 9h 30m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Flint
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Saginaw
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Flint
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
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 Station
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
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
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Saginaw, MI
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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There are 26+ hotels available in Frankenmuth. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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

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