There are 7 ways to get from Detroit to Waukegan by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan Up-N

$53 - $132

Cheapest option

Night bus, train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the night bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago Amtrak, Il 5531
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan Up-N

$34 - $81

5 alternative options

Megabus  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Downtown Detroit to Chicago

$36 - $50

Drive  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Waukegan 323.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Detroit to Chicago Midway, train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DTW - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan

$126 - $270

Fly Detroit to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DTW - ORD
  2. Take the train from Clybourn to Waukegan

$117 - $320

Bus to Toledo, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 39 min

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

$133 - $371

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Waukegan, IL, USA?

You can take a train from Detroit to Waukegan via Chicago Union Station Amtrak and Chicago OTC in around 7 h 1 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Detroit to Waukegan twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Toledo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Detroit to Waukegan?

The distance between Detroit and Waukegan is 394 km. The road distance is 518 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Detroit to Waukegan?

The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Waukegan is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 27 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Detroit to Waukegan?

The quickest way to get from Detroit to Waukegan is to drive which takes 5 h 27 min and costs $30 - $50.

Is there a direct train between Detroit and Waukegan?

No, there is no direct train from Detroit to Waukegan. However, there are services departing from Detroit Amtrak and arriving at Waukegan via Chicago OTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 1 min.

How long does it take to get from Detroit to Waukegan?

It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to get from Detroit to Waukegan, including transfers.