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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Gaylord by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  9h 7m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station Blue Water
  2. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Gaylord E Lansing

$69 - $147

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Lansing 1482
  2. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to Gaylord E Lansing

$61 - $93

5 alternative options

Drive  •  6h 3m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Gaylord 357 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Chicago Midway to Manistee, drive  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Manistee (MBL) MDW - MBL
  2. Drive from Manistee to Gaylord

$74 - $192

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City, bus  •  7h 33m

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

$187 - $652

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Saginaw, taxi, bus  •  8h 3m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Saginaw (MBS) ORD - MBS
  2. Take a taxi from Saginaw to Alma, MI
  3. Take the bus from Alma, MI to Gaylord

$177 - $411

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Lansing, bus  •  8h 29m

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

$151 - $747

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Gaylord is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Gaylord is to fly and drive which costs $70 - $200 and takes 5h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Gaylord. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Gaylord via Lansing, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 50m.

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The distance between Chicago and Gaylord is 265 miles. The road distance is 357 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Gaylord without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 7m and costs $65 - $150.

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It takes approximately 9h 7m to get from Chicago to Gaylord, including transfers.

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Chicago to Gaylord bus services, operated by Indian Trails, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Manistee Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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

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Gaylord is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 9:30 AM in Chicago and 10:30 AM in Gaylord.

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  • Distance: 264.9 miles
  • Duration: 9h 7m

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

You can take a bus from Chicago to Gaylord via Lansing, MI in around 10h 50m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Saginaw
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Regional Sky
Website
regionalsky.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manistee
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $250
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 East Lansing Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
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 East Lansing, MI to Gaylord
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Lansing
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing, MI to Gaylord
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to Petoskey, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Petoskey, MI to Gaylord
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Alma, MI to Gaylord
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Other operators
Taxi from Saginaw to Alma, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Tri-City Taxi
Phone
+1 989-684-5960
A Greater Bay Cab Co
Phone
+1 989-894-1118

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Gaylord is 357 miles. It takes approximately 6h 3m to drive from Chicago to Gaylord.

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Regional Sky offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Manistee Airport.

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There are 29+ hotels available in Gaylord. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23m and costs $2 - $4.

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