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There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Sault Ste Marie (CIU)

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Fly Chicago Midway to Sault Ste Marie

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Sault Ste Marie (CIU)

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie #2

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Sault Ste Marie (YAM)

Fly Chicago Midway to Sault Ste Marie #2

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Sault Ste Marie (YAM)

Train, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails via Kalamazoo

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kalamazoo
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Train, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Grand Rapids to Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Kalamazoo
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Train, bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Petoskey, MI
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Petoskey, MI to Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Sault Ste Marie (CIU) flights

66 Weekly Planes
4h 47m Average Duration
$150 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 7h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie is to fly which costs $120 - $380 and takes 5h 47m.

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The distance between Chicago and Sault Ste. Marie is 579 km. The road distance is 757.8 km.

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It takes approximately 5h 58m to get from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie is to fly which takes 5h 58m and costs $110 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus and Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, which costs and takes 13h 57m.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Sault Ste Marie Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 51m and has one stopover.

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Sault Ste. Marie is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 12:29 PM in Chicago and 1:29 PM in Sault Ste. Marie.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie is 758 km. It takes approximately 7h 56m to drive from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Sault Ste Marie Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Sault Ste. Marie. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie.
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  • Distance: 578.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 58m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada?

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie via Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak, and Sault Ste. Marie, MI in around 13h 57m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie via Pittsburgh, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie via Newark, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie via Washington Dulles, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sault Ste Marie via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$260 - $370
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$270 - $380
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$280 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $120
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Amtrak
Bus from Grand Rapids to Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Amtrak
Bus from Petoskey, MI to Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Amtrak
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$55 - $80
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Petoskey, MI
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
Indian Trails
Children 2-16
$24 - $35
College students
$30 - $45
Senior Citizens 62+
$30 - $50

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