There are 7 ways to get from Evanston to Ann Arbor by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  5 h 43 min

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

$50 - $126

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Bus Greyhound Canada  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI 5509 / 5534 / ...

$27 - $70

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Ann Arbor, Mi 4570 / ...

$30 - $72

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Evanston to Ann Arbor 254.6 miles

$24 - $40

Subway to Chicago Midway, fly  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the subway from Dempster to Clark/Lake
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Detroit (DTW) MDW - DTW

$131 - $279

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  4 h 39 min

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

$125 - $332

Train to South Bend, fly  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
  2. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Detroit (DTW) SBN - DTW

$181 - $929

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The cheapest way to get from Evanston to Ann Arbor is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Evanston to Ann Arbor is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Evanston to Ann Arbor. However, there are services departing from Paulina & Howard Terminal and arriving at Ann Arbor, Mi via Michigan & Washington and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Evanston to Ann Arbor. However, there are services departing from Evanston and arriving at Ann Arbor Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 43 min.

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The distance between Evanston and Ann Arbor is 204 miles. The road distance is 254.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Evanston to Ann Arbor without a car is to train which takes 5 h 43 min and costs $50 - $130.

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It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from Evanston to Ann Arbor, including transfers.

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Evanston to Ann Arbor bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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Evanston to Ann Arbor train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Evanston to Ann Arbor is to train which takes 5 h 43 min and costs $50 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $75 and takes 6 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Evanston to Ann Arbor.
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  • Distance: 204.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 43 min

What companies run services between Evanston, IL, USA and Ann Arbor, MI, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Evanston to Ann Arbor 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Evanston to Ann Arbor hourly. Tickets cost $28 - $70 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from South Bend to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Ann Arbor Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Evanston to Clybourn
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
metrarail.com
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Ann Arbor, Mi
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Evanston to Ann Arbor bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Ann Arbor, Mi station.

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Ann Arbor is 1 h ahead of Evanston. It is currently 9:41 AM in Evanston and 10:41 AM in Ann Arbor.

Evanston to Ann Arbor train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Ann Arbor Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Evanston to Ann Arbor is 255 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to drive from Evanston to Ann Arbor.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 111+ hotels available in Ann Arbor. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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