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.

Recommended option

Train, bus, taxi  •  6 h 28 min

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

$160 - $255

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  10 h 36 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 103
  3. Take the car ferry from Manitowoc to Ludington

$123 - $150

6 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway, taxi  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Reed City, MI
  3. Take a taxi from Reed City, MI to Ludington

Train, bus, car ferry  •  8 h 4 min

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

$124 - $177

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Ludington 241.4 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Chicago Midway to Manistee, taxi  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Manistee (MBL) MDW - MBL
  2. Take a taxi from Manistee to Ludington

$127 - $259

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Muskegon, taxi  •  3 h 51 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 5 min

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

$161 - $619

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

There is no direct connection from Chicago to Ludington. However, you can take the train to Grand Rapids Amtrak, take the walk to Grand Rapids, Mi, take the bus to Muskegon, Mi, then take the taxi to Ludington. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Kalamazoo, Mi, take the walk to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak, take the Amtrak Thruway to Reed City, MI, then take the taxi to Ludington.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Muskegon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Texas Sky
Website
texassky.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manistee
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $250
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
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 - $210
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Muskegon, Mi
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules 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
$16 - $28
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Manitowoc, WI
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Ludington is 250 km. The road distance is 386 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Ludington is to fly and taxi which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $120 - $260.

It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to get from Chicago to Ludington, including transfers.