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Train  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ann Arbor Amtrak Station Wolverine

$120 - $156

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Bus  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Detroit "Greyhound"

$40 - $56

4 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 25m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Novi 264.5 miles

$25 - $40

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Flint, taxi  •  3h 34m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Flint (FNT) ORD - FNT
  2. Take a taxi from Flint to Novi

$282 - $555

Fly Chicago Midway to Detroit, line 280 bus, line 305 bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Detroit (DTW) MDW - DTW
  2. Take the line 280 bus from Metro Airport North Terminal to 7 Mile Rd + Grandview
  3. Take the line 305 bus from 7 Mile & Grandview to Grand River + 10 Mile Rd

$166 - $1,211

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Detroit, line 280 bus, line 305 bus  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Detroit (DTW) ORD - DTW
  2. Take the line 280 bus from Metro Airport North Terminal to 7 Mile Rd + Grandview
  3. Take the line 305 bus from 7 Mile & Grandview to Grand River + 10 Mile Rd

$62 - $221

Chicago to Novi by bus and walk

The journey time between Chicago and Novi is around 11h 15m and covers a distance of around 328 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 1m. Operated by Greyhound USA, Detroit Department of Transportation and Southeast Michigan SMART, the Chicago to Novi service departs from Chicago and arrives in Grand River + 10 Mile Rd. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
11h 15m
Fastest journey time:
9h 1m
Journey distance:
328 miles
Services per week:
13
Cheapest price:
$40
Carbon emissions:
65 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:00
Last service departs at:
16:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Novi bus and walk schedules

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

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Novi is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Novi is to fly and taxi which costs $280 - $600 and takes 3h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Novi. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Grand River + 10 Mile Rd via First & Plaza Dr and 7 Mile & Grandview. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 23m.

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The distance between Chicago and Novi is 218 miles. The road distance is 264.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Novi without a car is to train which takes 4h 46m and costs $120 - $160.

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It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from Chicago to Novi, including transfers.

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Chicago to Novi bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Novi is to train which takes 4h 46m and costs $120 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $60 and takes 8h 23m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Flint Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Chicago to Novi bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Detroit station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Novi.
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  • Distance: 217.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 46m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Ann Arbor Amtrak Station every 3 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 4h 17m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Detroit twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Flint
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Flint
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Ann Arbor Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$70 - $100
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 Chicago to Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
Southeast Michigan SMART
Phone
+1 866-962-5515
Website
smartbus.org
Bus from Metro Airport North Terminal to 7 Mile Rd + Grandview
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
smartbus.org
Bus from 7 Mile & Grandview to Grand River + 10 Mile Rd
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
smartbus.org
Other operators
Taxi from Flint to Novi
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Hey Taxi!
Phone
+1 810-629-7080
Website
heytaxi.us
Aztec Taxi
Phone
+1 810-449-9740

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Novi is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 4:19 AM in Chicago and 5:19 AM in Novi.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Novi is 265 miles. It takes approximately 4h 25m to drive from Chicago to Novi.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Flint Airport.

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There are 95+ hotels available in Novi. 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 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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