There are 3 ways to get from Chicago to Michigan City by train, bus or car
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Train • 1h 7m
$24 - $35
2 alternative options
Bus • 1h 18m
$32 - $54
Drive • 1h 4m
$5 - $9
Chicago to Michigan City by train
The train journey time between Chicago and Michigan City is around 1h 4m and covers a distance of around 52 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 2m. Operated by Amtrak, the Chicago to Michigan City train service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Michigan City Amtrak. Typically 15 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Michigan City is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1h 4m.
The fastest way to get from Chicago to Michigan City is to drive which takes 1h 4m and costs $5 - $9.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Michigan City Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 7m.
The distance between Chicago and Michigan City is 40 miles. The road distance is 58.6 miles.
The best way to get from Chicago to Michigan City without a car is to train which takes 1h 7m and costs $24 - $35.
The train from Chicago Union Station to Michigan City Amtrak takes 1h 7m including transfers and departs twice daily.
Chicago to Michigan City train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.
The best way to get from Chicago to Michigan City is to train which takes 1h 7m and costs $24 - $35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $55 and takes 1h 18m.
Chicago to Michigan City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Michigan City Amtrak station.
Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Michigan City is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1h 4m to drive from Chicago to Michigan City.
What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Michigan City, IN, USA?
Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Michigan City Amtrak twice daily. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 1h 7m. Alternatively, Barons Bus operates a bus from Chicago to Michigan City, IN once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $45 and the journey takes 1h 15m.
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.
Train from Chicago Union Station to Michigan City Amtrak
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 7m
- Twice daily
- Estimated price
- $24 - $35
- Schedules at
- Coach Seat
- $24 - $35
- $180 - $250
- Flexi Coach Seat
- $35 - $55
- Business Seat
- $30 - $45
Bus from Chicago to Michigan City, IN
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 15m
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- $23 - $45
- Book at
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