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There are 7 ways to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) by plane, subway, bus, train or car

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Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  1h 23m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DTW - ORD

$110 - $310

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Dearborn Amtrak, Mi to Chicago, Il 5509 / ...

$34 - $82

5 alternative options

Fly to Chicago Midway, subway  •  2h 31m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DTW - MDW
  2. Take the subway from Jackson-Blue to O'Hare

$126 - $261

Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  3h 11m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Milwaukee (MKE) DTW - MKE
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport

$201 - $462

Train  •  7h 4m

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

$49 - $137

Bus Greyhound Canada  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street Toronto

$44 - $90

Drive  •  4h 44m

  1. Drive from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) 284.4 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to fly which costs $110 - $310 and takes 1h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). However, there are services departing from DTW McNamara Terminal and arriving at Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport via Ann Arbor, MI and Union Station, Jackson & Canal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 55m.

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The distance between Detroit Airport (DTW) and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 235 miles. The road distance is 284.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) without a car is to train which takes 7h 4m and costs $45 - $140.

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It takes approximately 1h 23m to fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Detroit Airport (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Ann Arbor, MI station.

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The best way to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to fly which takes 1h 23m and costs $110 - $310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $140 and takes 7h 4m, you could also bus, which costs $30 - $85 and takes 7h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 23m.

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Detroit Airport (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street station.

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Map of how to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).
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  • Distance: 235.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 23m

What companies run services between Detroit Airport (DTW), USA and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $130 and the journey takes 4h 41m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
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 Dearborn Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
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 Dearborn Amtrak, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70

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More Questions & Answers

Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 1h behind Detroit Airport (DTW). It is currently 10:50 PM in Detroit Airport (DTW) and 9:50 PM in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).

Yes, the driving distance between Detroit Airport (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 284 miles. It takes approximately 4h 44m to drive from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Detroit Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 261+ hotels available in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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