There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Jackson 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Jackson Amtrak Wolverine

$40 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi 5508 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo, MI to Jackson, MI 0354

$40 - $73

6 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Jackson 208.1 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Kalamazoo, train  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Kalamazoo (AZO) ORD - AZO
  2. Take the train from Kalamazoo Amtrak to Jackson Amtrak

$213 - $549

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Lansing, bus  •  5 h 24 min

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

$134 - $730

Fly Chicago Midway to Detroit, train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Detroit (DTW) MDW - DTW
  2. Take the train from Dearborn Amtrak to Jackson Amtrak

$150 - $321

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Grand Rapids, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Grand Rapids (GRR) ORD - GRR
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Jackson, Mi

$90 - $287

Fly Chicago Midway to Grand Rapids, bus  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Grand Rapids (GRR) MDW - GRR
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Jackson, Mi

$105 - $396

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Jackson 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Jackson via Kalamazoo, Mi and Kalamazoo, MI in around 5 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Jackson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Kalamazoo Amtrak to Jackson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Dearborn Amtrak to Jackson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Bus from Lansing, Mi to Jackson, Mi
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Jackson, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Jackson is 269 km. The road distance is 333 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Jackson is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Jackson is to drive which takes 3 h 25 min and costs $20 - $30.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Jackson Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 26 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Jackson. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Jackson, MI via Kalamazoo, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

The train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Jackson Amtrak takes 3 h 26 min including transfers and departs three times a day.