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There are 3 ways to get from Chicago to Michigan City by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 7m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Michigan City Amtrak Wolverine

$24 - $35

2 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Michigan City, IN Chicago

$32 - $54

Drive  •  1h 4m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Michigan City 58.6 miles

$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.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 4m
Fastest train time:
1h 2m
Trains per week:
15
Cheapest price:
$24
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:20
Last train departs at:
17:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Michigan City train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Chicago → Michigan City
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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Michigan City is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Michigan City is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Michigan City is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

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.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Michigan City is to drive which takes 1h 4m and costs $5 - $9.

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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.

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The distance between Chicago and Michigan City is 40 miles. The road distance is 58.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Michigan City without a car is to train which takes 1h 7m and costs $24 - $35.

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The train from Chicago Union Station to Michigan City Amtrak takes 1h 7m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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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.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Michigan City is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1h 4m to drive from Chicago to Michigan City.

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  • Distance: 39.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 7m

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.

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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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Michigan City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $45
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