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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Shelby 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  •  6h

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

$74 - $102

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the Megabus from Chicago to Downtown Detroit
  2. Take the bus from Michigan @ Cass to 23 Mile & X From Kingwood 510

$30 - $41

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Bus  •  9h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrak to Detroit, MI - 1001 Howard Street Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Michigan @ Cass to 23 Mile & X From Kingwood 510

$31 - $55

Drive  •  5h 1m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Shelby 303.6 miles

$29 - $45

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Flint, taxi  •  3h 40m

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

$217 - $565

Fly Chicago Midway to Detroit, bus  •  6h 9m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Detroit (DTW) MDW - DTW
  2. Take the bus from Michigan @ Cass to 23 Mile & X From Kingwood

$126 - $268

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Detroit, bus  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Detroit (DTW) ORD - DTW
  2. Take the bus from Michigan @ Cass to 23 Mile & X From Kingwood

$116 - $319

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Shelby is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Shelby is to fly and taxi which costs $210 - $600 and takes 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Shelby. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at 23 Mile & X From Kingwood via Michigan @ Cass. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 45m.

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The distance between Chicago and Shelby is 243 miles. The road distance is 303.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Shelby without a car is to train which takes 6h and costs $70 - $110.

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It takes approximately 6h to get from Chicago to Shelby, including transfers.

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Chicago to Shelby bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Chicago station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Shelby is to train which takes 6h and costs $70 - $110. Alternatively, you can Megabus and bus, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 7h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Flint Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 2m.

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Chicago to Shelby bus services, operated by Southeast Michigan SMART, arrive at 23 Mile & X From Kingwood station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Shelby.
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  • Distance: 242.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Shelby 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 5h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Shelby via Downtown Detroit and Michigan @ Cass in around 7h 45m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Flint
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Flint
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
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 Troy Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Premium
$220 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$80 - $120
Bus operators
Southeast Michigan SMART
Phone
+1 866-962-5515
Website
smartbus.org
Bus from Michigan @ Cass to 23 Mile & X From Kingwood
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
smartbus.org
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrak to Detroit, MI - 1001 Howard Street
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$28 - $40
Advanced Purchase
$35 - $50
Standard Fare
$48 - $53
Refundable
$57 - $61
Other operators
Taxi from Flint to Shelby
Ave. Duration
55m
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Hey Taxi!
Phone
+1 810-629-7080
Website
heytaxi.us
Aztec Taxi
Phone
+1 810-449-9740

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Shelby is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 8:04 PM in Chicago and 9:04 PM in Shelby.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Shelby is 304 miles. It takes approximately 5h 1m to drive from Chicago to Shelby.

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

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There are 114+ hotels available in Shelby. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 43m and costs $2 - $5.

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