There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Western Michigan University by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 35 min

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

$36 - $79

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi 5508 / ...

$22 - $48

3 alternative options

Bus Indian Trails  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Western Michigan University 1482

$23 - $45

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Western Michigan University 145.5 miles

$14 - $21

Fly  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Kalamazoo (AZO) ORD - AZO

$176 - $479

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Western Michigan University. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Western Michigan University is 108 miles. The road distance is 145.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Western Michigan University without a car is to train which takes 2 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Chicago to Western Michigan University, including transfers.

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Chicago to Western Michigan University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Western Michigan University is to train which takes 2 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 4 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Kalamazoo Airport is the direct flight which takes 44 min.

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Chicago to Western Michigan University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Kalamazoo, Mi station.

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Western Michigan University is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 8:19 PM in Chicago and 9:19 PM in Western Michigan University.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Western Michigan University is 145 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to drive from Chicago to Western Michigan University.

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  • Distance: 107.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Western Michigan University, MI, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Western Michigan University 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 6 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Western Michigan University every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kalamazoo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
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, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Western Michigan University
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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

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There are 35+ hotels available in Western Michigan University. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs .

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