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

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Fly Chicago Midway to Sault Ste Marie  •  5h 41m

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

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie  •  6h

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

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie #2  •  7h 27m

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

Fly Chicago Midway to Sault Ste Marie #2  •  6h 43m

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

Train, Amtrak Thruway, night bus  •  12h 8m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Milwaukee to Escanaba, MI
  3. Take the night bus from Escanaba, MI to Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Train, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  13h 31m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kalamazoo Wolverine / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Sault Sainte Marie Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Train, bus  •  13h 32m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI
  3. Take the bus from St. Ignace Amtrak Station to Sault Sainte Marie Amtrak Bus Stop

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  14h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Bus Station to Kalamazoo Bus Stop Greyhound US0160
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Sault Sainte Marie Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  7h 56m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie 757.8 km

Chicago Midway (MDW) to Sault Ste Marie (CIU) flights

32 Weekly Planes
5h 17m Average Duration
$206 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

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 fastest way to get from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie is to fly which takes 5h 41m and costs $150 - $550.

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The distance between Chicago and Sault Ste. Marie is 615 km. The road distance is 757.8 km.

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It takes approximately 5h 41m 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 41m and costs $150 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus and Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, which costs and takes 14h 12m.

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Sault Ste. Marie is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 12:05 PM in Chicago and 1:05 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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There are 44+ hotels available in Sault Ste. Marie. Prices start at $92 CAD per night.

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  • Distance: 614.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 41m

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

Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie via Kalamazoo Bus Stop, Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak, and Sault Sainte Marie Amtrak Bus Stop in around 14h 12m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sault Ste Marie via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
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.

Rome2Rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $110
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Child Coach - Advance Purchase
$4 - $30
Child Coach - short notice
$18 - $35
Child Business Class - advance purchase
$18 - $60
Child Business Class - short notice
$20 - $65
Coach Seat - Advance Purchase
$25 - $40
Business Seat - advance purchase
$35 - $120
Business Seat - short notice
$45 - $100
Coach Seat - short notice
$16 - $110
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $120
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Child Coach - Advance Purchase
$7 - $40
Child Coach - short notice
$26 - $40
Child Business Class - advance purchase
$22 - $70
Child Business Class - short notice
$24 - $75
Coach Seat - Advance Purchase
$30 - $50
Business Seat - advance purchase
$45 - $150
Business Seat - short notice
$50 - $130
Coach Seat - short notice
$24 - $120
Train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $150
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Child Coach - Advance Purchase
$12 - $50
Child Coach - short notice
$30 - $50
Child Business Class - advance purchase
$27 - $90
Child Business Class - short notice
$30 - $90
Coach Seat - Advance Purchase
$35 - $75
Business Seat - advance purchase
$55 - $180
Business Seat - short notice
$65 - $160
Coach Seat - short notice
$30 - $150
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 Milwaukee to Escanaba, MI
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Sault Sainte Marie Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Bus from St. Ignace Amtrak Station to Sault Sainte Marie Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Night bus from Escanaba, MI to Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $120
Website
https://www.indiantrails.com/
Children 2-16
$19 - $27
College students
$25 - $35
Senior Citizens 62+
$28 - $40
Bus from East Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $180
Website
https://www.indiantrails.com/
Children 2-16
$29 - $40
College students
$35 - $50
Senior Citizens 62+
$40 - $60
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
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago Bus Station to Kalamazoo Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $75
Website
https://www.greyhound.com/

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