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There are 10 ways to get from Chicago to Georgian Bay by train, bus, car, car ferry, plane or shuttle

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Train, bus, travel  •  16h 24m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit
  2. Take the train from Windsor to Toronto Union Station
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 34 Asquith Ave to Lion's Head Nature Reserve, ON - 1 Forbes St
  4. Travel from Lion's Head Nature Reserve, ON - 1 Forbes St to Georgian Bay

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Bus, train, travel  •  16h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Detroit
  2. Take the train from Windsor to Toronto Union Station
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 34 Asquith Ave to Lion's Head Nature Reserve, ON - 1 Forbes St
  4. Travel from Lion's Head Nature Reserve, ON - 1 Forbes St to Georgian Bay

Train, travel via Detroit  •  17h 34m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit
  2. Take the train from Windsor to Toronto Union Station
  3. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to South Parry
  4. Travel from South Parry to Georgian Bay

Train, travel  •  22h 36m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station
  2. Take the train from Buffalo to Toronto Union Station
  3. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to South Parry
  4. Travel from South Parry to Georgian Bay

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, travel  •  23h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Kalamazoo
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  3. Take the bus from Sault Ste Marie to Sudbury
  4. Take the bus from Sudbury to Pointe Au Baril
  5. Travel from Pointe Au Baril to Georgian Bay

Drive, car ferry, travel  •  14h 16m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Sault Sainte Marie
  2. Take the car ferry from Sault Sainte Marie to Sugar Island
  3. Travel from Sugar Island to Georgian Bay

Fly Chicago Midway to Billy Bishop Toronto City, bus, travel  •  10h 23m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) MDW - YTZ
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 34 Asquith Ave to Lion's Head Nature Reserve, ON - 1 Forbes St
  3. Travel from Lion's Head Nature Reserve, ON - 1 Forbes St to Georgian Bay

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Toronto, bus, travel  •  11h 3m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Toronto (YYZ) ORD - YYZ
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - Trinity Common Mall, Brampton to Lion's Head Nature Reserve, ON - 1 Forbes St
  3. Travel from Lion's Head Nature Reserve, ON - 1 Forbes St to Georgian Bay

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo, shuttle, bus, travel  •  13h 12m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Buffalo (BUF) ORD - BUF
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Buffalo Airport to Toronto Airport
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - Trinity Common Mall, Brampton to Lion's Head Nature Reserve, ON - 1 Forbes St
  4. Travel from Lion's Head Nature Reserve, ON - 1 Forbes St to Georgian Bay

Fly Chicago Midway to Buffalo, shuttle, bus, travel  •  12h 57m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Buffalo (BUF) MDW - BUF
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Buffalo Airport to Toronto Airport
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - Trinity Common Mall, Brampton to Lion's Head Nature Reserve, ON - 1 Forbes St
  4. Travel from Lion's Head Nature Reserve, ON - 1 Forbes St to Georgian Bay

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Georgian Bay is 1-833-784-4397.

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The distance between Chicago and Georgian Bay is 669 km.

The best way to get from Chicago to Georgian Bay without a car is to train and travel which takes 22h 36m and costs .

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It takes approximately 16h 24m to get from Chicago to Georgian Bay, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Georgian Bay is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 9:27 PM in Chicago and 10:27 PM in Georgian Bay.

Porter Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs $2 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Georgian Bay.
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  • Distance: 668.9 km
  • Duration: 16h 24m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Georgian Bay, ON, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Chicago to Georgian Bay. However, you can take the train to Detroit, take the drive to Windsor, take the train to Toronto Union Station, take the walk to Union Station - Northbound Platform Towards Finch, take the line 1 subway to Bloor Station - Northbound Platform, take the walk to Toronto, ON - 34 Asquith Ave, take the bus to Lion's Head Nature Reserve, ON - 1 Forbes St, then take the travel to Georgian Bay. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Detroit, take the drive to Windsor, take the train to Toronto Union Station, take the walk to Union Station - Northbound Platform Towards Finch, take the line 1 subway to Bloor Station - Northbound Platform, take the walk to Toronto, ON - 34 Asquith Ave, take the bus to Lion's Head Nature Reserve, ON - 1 Forbes St, then take the travel to Georgian Bay.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $280
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$270 - $370
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$95 - $140
Train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station
Ave. Duration
10h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Business Seat
$150 - $220
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Toronto Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $180
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$50 - $70
Business
$110 - $150
Economy
$80 - $95
EconomyPlus
$120 - $180
Train from Toronto Union Station to South Parry
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$35 - $55
Business
$100 - $120
Economy
$67 - $72
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Train from Buffalo to Toronto Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$30 - $50
Business
$90 - $105
Economy
$59 - $63
EconomyPlus
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Parkbus
Phone
+1 800-928-7101
Website
parkbus.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON - 34 Asquith Ave to Lion's Head Nature Reserve, ON - 1 Forbes St
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
parkbus.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON - Trinity Common Mall, Brampton to Lion's Head Nature Reserve, ON - 1 Forbes St
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
parkbus.ca
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 to Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Chicago to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
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 Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Ontario Northland
Phone
+1 800-461-8558
Website
ontarionorthland.ca
Bus from Sault Ste Marie to Sudbury
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
Ontario Northland
Bus from Sudbury to Pointe Au Baril
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Book at
Ontario Northland
Niagara Airbus
Ferry operators
Eupta
Website
eupta.net
Car ferry from Sault Sainte Marie to Sugar Island
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
eupta.net
Passenger
$3
Car
$15

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