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Fly Chicago Midway to Sault Ste Marie  •  7h 14m

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

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Fly Chicago Midway to Sault Ste Marie #2  •  7h 40m

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

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie  •  6h 30m

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

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie #2  •  8h 4m

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

Train, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails via Kalamazoo  •  13h 51m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kalamazoo Blue Water / ...
  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  •  14h 21m

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

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  14h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Kalamazoo "Greyhound"
  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  •  14h 34m

  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  •  7h 54m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie 471.6 miles

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

The flight time between Chicago Midway (MDW) and Sault Ste Marie (CIU) is around 6h 43m and covers a distance of around 351 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 50m. Services are operated by Delta and Southwest Airlines. Typically 39 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

39 Weekly Planes
6h 43m Average Duration
$162 Cheapest Price
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Chicago → Sault Ste. Marie
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 7h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie is to fly which costs $200 - $490 and takes 6h 30m.

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It is 360 miles from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie. It is approximately 471.6 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie without a car is to train and Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails via Kalamazoo which takes 13h 51m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 14m 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 7h 14m and costs $220 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus and Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, which costs and takes 14h 33m.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Sault Ste Marie Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 42m and has one stopover.

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Sault Ste. Marie is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 4:15 AM in Chicago and 5:15 AM in Sault Ste. Marie.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie is 472 miles. It takes approximately 7h 54m to drive from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie.

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Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Sault Ste Marie Airport.

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  • Distance: 360.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 14m

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

Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Sault Ste. Marie via Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and Sault Ste Marie, MI, USA - Lake Superior State University in around 14h 33m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie via Pittsburgh, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie via St. Louis, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sault Ste Marie via Washington Dulles, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sault Ste Marie via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
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
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
Train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$60 - $90
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.

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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.

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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 Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
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
$18 - $40
Website
Indian Trails
Children 2-16
$18 - $25
College students
$22 - $35
Senior Citizens 62+
$24 - $35

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