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

Train, bus, car ferry  •  7 h 59 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

$122 - $177

6 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  6 h 54 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, Mi to Muskegon, Mi
  4. Take a taxi from Muskegon, Mi to Ludington

$150 - $265

Bus, car ferry  •  10 h 2 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 21 min

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

$127 - $259

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Muskegon, taxi  •  3 h 44 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 3 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 21 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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It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to get from Chicago to Ludington, including transfers.

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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 28 min and costs $160 - $260.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Ludington.
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  • Distance: 156.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 28 min

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

Texas Sky flies from Chicago to Ludington twice daily.

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 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 3 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
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $250
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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
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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
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
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
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 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
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
Coach USA
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Manitowoc, WI
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 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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