There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Rothbury by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Amtrak Pere Marquette
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Muskegon, Mi 4590 / ...

$100 - $175

Cheapest option

Bus via Kalamazoo, Mi  •  6 h 19 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

$90 - $185

6 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI 1482
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Muskegon, Mi 4590 / ...

$91 - $137

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Rothbury 206.9 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Muskegon  •  3 h 9 min

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

$232 - $440

Fly Chicago Midway to Manistee, taxi  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Manistee (MBL) MDW - MBL
  2. Take a taxi from Manistee to Rothbury

$192 - $334

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Grand Rapids, line 6 bus, bus, taxi  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Grand Rapids (GRR) ORD - GRR
  2. Take the line 6 bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Muskegon, Mi
  4. Take a taxi from Muskegon, Mi to Rothbury

Fly Chicago Midway to Grand Rapids, line 6 bus, bus, taxi  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Grand Rapids (GRR) MDW - GRR
  2. Take the line 6 bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Muskegon, Mi
  4. Take a taxi from Muskegon, Mi to Rothbury

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Rothbury is 131 miles. The road distance is 206.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Rothbury without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Chicago to Rothbury, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Rothbury is to bus which takes 6 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Muskegon Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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Rothbury is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 11:15 AM in Chicago and 12:15 PM in Rothbury.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Rothbury is 207 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to drive from Chicago to Rothbury.

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

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There are 14+ hotels available in Rothbury. Prices start at $70 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 .

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Rothbury.
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  • Distance: 130.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

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

You can take a bus from Chicago to Rothbury via Kalamazoo, Mi, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, MI, Grand Rapids, Mi, and Muskegon, Mi in around 6 h 19 min. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Chicago to Rothbury 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 Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Regional Sky
Website
regionalsky.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manistee
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $250
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station 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
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
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
Every 30 minutes
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 Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
The Rapid
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Central Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
connect.ridetherapid.org
Other operators
Taxi from Manistee to Rothbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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