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There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Michigan City by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SFO - ORD
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.

$87 - $334

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Fly San Francisco to Chicago Midway, train  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Chicago Midway (MDW) SFO - MDW
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.

$157 - $413

Fly Oakland to Chicago Midway, train  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Chicago Midway (MDW) OAK - MDW
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.

$161 - $626

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Chicago Midway (MDW) SJC - MDW
  3. Take the train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.

$192 - $451

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SJC - ORD
  3. Take the train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.

$162 - $482

Train  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Michigan City Amtrak Wolverine

$318 - $955

Bus, train  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to LA Downtown
  2. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Gary, In
  4. Take the train from Gary Metro Center to 11th St. Ssl

$232 - $562

Drive  •  33 h 31 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Michigan City 2187.5 miles

$210 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Michigan City is to fly and train which costs $85 - $340 and takes 8 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Michigan City is to fly and train which costs $150 - $420 and takes 8 h 46 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Michigan City is 1904 miles. The road distance is 2187.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Michigan City without a car is to train which takes 2 days 7 h and costs $310 - $1,000.

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It takes approximately 8 h 53 min to get from San Francisco to Michigan City, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 51 min.

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Michigan City is 2 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 10:06 AM in San Francisco and 12:06 PM in Michigan City.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Michigan City is 2188 miles. It takes approximately 33 h 31 min to drive from San Francisco to Michigan City.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Michigan City. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Michigan City.
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  • Distance: 1904.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 53 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Michigan City, IN, USA?

You can take a train from San Francisco to Michigan City via Richmond BART Station, Richmond Amtrak, and Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 7 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Chicago Midway via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Chicago Midway via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Chicago Midway via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Chicago Midway via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Chicago Midway via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Chicago Midway via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Chicago Midway via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Chicago Midway via Burbank
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Chicago Midway via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Chicago O'Hare via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Chicago O'Hare via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Chicago O'Hare via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from Gary Metro Center to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Michigan City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to LA Downtown
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.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.

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 El Monte, Ca to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$380 - $500
Bus from Chicago, Il to Gary, In
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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