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There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Ludington by train, bus, taxi, car ferry, 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.

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Train, bus, taxi  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Muskegon, Mi
  3. Take a taxi from Muskegon, Mi to Ludington

$160 - $255

Cheapest option

Train, Amtrak Thruway, car ferry  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Milwaukee to Manitowoc, WI 916 / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Manitowoc to Ludington

$122 - $177

6 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Reed City, MI
  4. Take a taxi from Reed City, MI to Ludington

$137 - $238

Bus, car ferry  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Manitowoc, WI 104
  3. Take the car ferry from Manitowoc to Ludington

$123 - $150

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Ludington 241.4 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Chicago Midway to Manistee  •  3 h 11 min

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

$127 - $259

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Muskegon, taxi  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Muskegon (MKG) ORD - MKG
  2. Take a taxi from Muskegon to Ludington

$292 - $525

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City, drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Traverse City (TVC) ORD - TVC
  2. Drive from Traverse City to Ludington

$161 - $619

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Ludington is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Ludington is to fly which costs $120 - $260 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Ludington is 156 miles. The road distance is 241.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Ludington without a car is to train and bus and taxi which takes 6 h 50 min and costs $160 - $260.

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It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to get from Chicago to Ludington, including transfers.

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

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Ludington is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 9:33 PM in Chicago and 10:33 PM in Ludington.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Ludington is 241 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to drive from Chicago to Ludington.

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

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There are 15+ hotels available in Ludington. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Ludington.
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  • Distance: 156.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 50 min

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

Regional Sky flies from Chicago to Ludington 6 times a week.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Muskegon
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Regional Sky
Website
regionalsky.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manistee
Ave. Duration
50 min
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 Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
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 Grand Rapids, Mi to Muskegon, Mi
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Manitowoc, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Manitowoc, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Manitowoc, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to Reed City, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Manitowoc, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Manitowoc, WI
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Coach USA
Ferry operators
SS Badger
Website
ssbadger.com
Car ferry from Manitowoc to Ludington
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
ssbadger.com
Other operators
Taxi from Muskegon, Mi to Ludington
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Port City Cab
Phone
+1 231-739-7161
Website
portcitycab.com
Blue City Taxi
Phone
+1 231-780-5466
Website
bluecitytransportation.com

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