There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Traverse City by plane, car, train or bus

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

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Traverse City (TVC) ORD - TVC

$166 - $623

Cheapest option

Bus via Kalamazoo, Mi  •  9 h 15 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 to Traverse City, MI

$52 - $131

4 alternative options

Fly Chicago Midway to Manistee, drive  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Manistee (MBL) MDW - MBL
  2. Drive from Manistee to Traverse City

$67 - $183

Train, bus  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Grand Rapids Amtrak Pere Marquette
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI 1484

$62 - $121

Bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI 1482
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI 1484

$53 - $83

Drive  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Traverse City 319.1 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Traverse City is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Traverse City is to fly which costs $160 - $650 and takes 2 h 51 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Traverse City is 225 miles. The road distance is 319.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Chicago to Traverse City, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Traverse City. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Traverse City, MI via Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Traverse City every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Traverse City via Kalamazoo, Mi, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, MI, and Grand Rapids in around 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Texas Sky
Website
texassky.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manistee
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $250
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Greyhound USA
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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, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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