There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Grand Valley State University by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Amtrak Pere Marquette

$35 - $95

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Bus  •  6 h 46 min

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

$30 - $55

5 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi 5508 / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Kalamazoo, MI to Grand Rapids, MI 8351

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Grand Valley State University 171.3 miles

$16 - $25

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Muskegon  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Muskegon (MKG) ORD - MKG

$237 - $445

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Grand Rapids, line 5 bus, line 50 bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Grand Rapids (GRR) ORD - GRR
  2. Take the line 5 bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Central Station
  3. Take the line 50 bus from Front & Mt Vernon to Campus Dr at Kirkhof

Fly Chicago Midway to Grand Rapids, line 5 bus, line 50 bus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Grand Rapids (GRR) MDW - GRR
  2. Take the line 5 bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Central Station
  3. Take the line 50 bus from Front & Mt Vernon to Campus Dr at Kirkhof

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Grand Valley State University is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Grand Valley State University is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Grand Valley State University. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Campus Dr at Kirkhof via Kalamazoo, MI and Front & Mt Vernon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Grand Valley State University is 117 miles. The road distance is 171.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Grand Valley State University without a car is to train which takes 5 h and costs $35 - $95.

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Chicago to Grand Valley State University, including transfers.

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Chicago to Grand Valley State University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Grand Valley State University is to train which takes 5 h and costs $35 - $95. Alternatively, you can bus and Amtrak Thruway, which costs and takes 5 h 17 min, you could also fly, which costs $230 - $450 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Muskegon Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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Chicago to Grand Valley State University bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Grand Rapids, MI station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Grand Valley State University.
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  • Distance: 116.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Grand Valley State University, MI, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Grand Valley State University once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $95 and the journey takes 4 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Grand Valley State University via Kalamazoo, Mi, Kalamazoo, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, Front & Mt Vernon, and Campus Dr at Kirkhof in around 5 h 17 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Muskegon
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
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.

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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 Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
The Rapid
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Central Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
connect.ridetherapid.org
Bus from Front & Mt Vernon to Campus Dr at Kirkhof
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
connect.ridetherapid.org

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Grand Valley State University is 171 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to drive from Chicago to Grand Valley State University.

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United Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Muskegon Airport.

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There are 46+ hotels available in Grand Valley State University. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 43 min and costs $2 - $5.

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