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There are 10 ways to get from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) by plane, bus, subway, train or car

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Fly Detroit to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 4 min

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

$112 - $312

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Bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il 5515 / ...

$34 - $82

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Bus to Toledo, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
  2. Fly from Toledo (TOL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) TOL - ORD

$128 - $363

Bus to Flint, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Flint
  2. Fly from Flint (FNT) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) FNT - ORD

$91 - $412

Bus to Lansing, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Lansing, Mi
  2. Fly from Lansing (LAN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LAN - ORD

$139 - $738

Fly Detroit to Chicago Midway, subway  •  4 h 15 min

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

$126 - $271

Fly Detroit to Milwaukee, bus  •  4 h 54 min

  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

$202 - $467

Train  •  5 h 57 min

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

$53 - $133

Megabus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Downtown Detroit to Chicago

$42 - $57

Drive  •  5 h

  1. Drive from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) 300.8 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to fly which costs $110 - $320 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). However, there are services departing from Downtown Detroit and arriving at Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport via Canal & Polk and Union Station, Jackson & Canal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 36 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 252 miles. The road distance is 300.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) without a car is to train which takes 5 h 57 min and costs $50 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), including transfers.

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Detroit to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Downtown Detroit station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to fly which takes 3 h 4 min and costs $110 - $320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $140 and takes 5 h 57 min, you could also bus, which costs $30 - $85 and takes 6 h 21 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Detroit to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Chicago station.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).
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  • Distance: 251.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

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

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 59 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Toledo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Flint to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Detroit to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Flint to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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 Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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 Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Flint
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
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More Questions & Answers

Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 1 h behind Detroit. It is currently 11:28 AM in Detroit and 10:28 AM in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).

Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 301 miles. It takes approximately 5 h to drive from Detroit 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 264+ hotels available in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 49 min and costs $2.

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