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There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Kalamazoo by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 8m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kalamazoo Blue Water / ...

$30 - $45

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Bus  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Kalamazoo "Greyhound"

$21 - $30

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 29m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Kalamazoo 146.7 miles

$14 - $21

Fly  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Kalamazoo (AZO) ORD - AZO

$144 - $237

Chicago to Kalamazoo by train

The train journey time between Chicago and Kalamazoo is around 2h 8m and covers a distance of around 138 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 8m. Operated by Amtrak, the Chicago to Kalamazoo train service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Kalamazoo. Typically 15 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 8m
Fastest train time:
2h 8m
Trains per week:
15
Cheapest price:
$30
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
13:25
Last train departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Kalamazoo train schedules

Chicago → Kalamazoo
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kalamazoo is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kalamazoo is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Kalamazoo is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Chicago to Kalamazoo is to drive, which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Kalamazoo is to train which costs $30 - $45 and takes 2h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago and arriving at Kalamazoo. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Kalamazoo. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 8m.

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The distance between Chicago and Kalamazoo is 109 miles. The road distance is 146.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Kalamazoo without a car is to train which takes 2h 8m and costs $30 - $45.

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The train from Chicago Union Station to Kalamazoo takes 2h 8m including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Chicago to Kalamazoo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago station.

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Chicago to Kalamazoo train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Kalamazoo is to train which takes 2h 8m and costs $30 - $45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $30 and takes 2h 50m, you could also fly, which costs $140 - $240 and takes 4h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Kalamazoo.
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  • Distance: 109.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 8m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Kalamazoo every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 8m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Kalamazoo twice daily. Tickets cost $21 - $30 and the journey takes 2h 50m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$223
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$223
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 Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
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 to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Kalamazoo Airport is the direct flight which takes 54 min.

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Chicago to Kalamazoo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Kalamazoo station.

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Kalamazoo is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 5:35 PM in Chicago and 6:35 PM in Kalamazoo.

Chicago to Kalamazoo train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Kalamazoo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Kalamazoo is 147 miles. It takes approximately 2h 29m to drive from Chicago to Kalamazoo.

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

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There are 39+ hotels available in Kalamazoo. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

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