There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Muskegon by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station Pere Marquette
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Muskegon, Mi 4588 / ...

$46 - $65

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Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI 1482
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Muskegon, Mi 4588 / ...

$39 - $56

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 12m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Muskegon 185.8 miles

$18 - $27

Fly  •  2h 55m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Muskegon (MKG) ORD - MKG

$134 - $471

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Muskegon is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Muskegon is to fly which costs $130 - $480 and takes 2h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Muskegon. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Muskegon, Mi via Grand Rapids, Mi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h.

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The distance between Chicago and Muskegon is 118 miles. The road distance is 185.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Muskegon without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 49m and costs $45 - $65.

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It takes approximately 5h 49m to get from Chicago to Muskegon, including transfers.

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Chicago to Muskegon bus services, operated by Indian Trails, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Muskegon is to bus which takes 7h and costs $35 - $60. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $130 - $480 and takes 2h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Muskegon Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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Chicago to Muskegon bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Muskegon, Mi station.

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  • Distance: 117.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 49m

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

You can take a bus from Chicago to Muskegon via Grand Rapids, MI and Grand Rapids, Mi in around 7h. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Chicago to Muskegon twice daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Muskegon
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
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 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$28 - $40
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
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Muskegon is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 5:47 PM in Chicago and 6:47 PM in Muskegon.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Muskegon is 186 miles. It takes approximately 3h 12m to drive from Chicago to Muskegon.

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United Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Muskegon Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Muskegon. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 43 min and costs $2 - $5.

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