There are 9 ways to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Chicago by plane, bus, train or car

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

Fly Sault Ste Marie to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Sault Ste Marie (YAM) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) YAM - ORD

$126 - $651

Cheapest option

Fly Sault Ste Marie to Chicago O'Hare #2  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Sault Ste Marie (CIU) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CIU - ORD

$74 - $388

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Fly Sault Ste Marie to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Sault Ste Marie (YAM) to Chicago Midway (MDW) YAM - MDW

$136 - $390

Fly Sault Ste Marie to Chicago Midway #2  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Sault Ste Marie (CIU) to Chicago Midway (MDW) CIU - MDW

$84 - $417

Bus, Amtrak Thruway, train  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Escanaba, MI
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Escanaba, MI to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station

$84 - $161

Bus, train  •  14 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace
  2. Take the bus from St. Ignace, MI to Clare
  3. Take the bus from Clare to East Lansing, MI
  4. Take the train from East Lansing Amtrak to Chicago Union Station

$90 - $185

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  16 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from St. Ignace, MI to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Kalamazoo, Mi to Chicago, Il

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, train  •  19 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from St. Ignace, MI to Grand Rapids
  3. Take the train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station

Drive  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Chicago 473.6 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The distance between Sault Ste. Marie and Chicago is 579 km. The road distance is 757.7 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Chicago, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Chicago is to fly which takes 5 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, which costs and takes 16 h 11 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sault Ste Marie Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 53 min and has one stopover.

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Chicago is 1 h behind Sault Ste. Marie. It is currently 5:34 AM in Sault Ste. Marie and 4:34 AM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Sault Ste. Marie to Chicago is 758 km. It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Chicago.

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United Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Sault Ste Marie Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 580+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Sault Ste Marie Airport is to taxi which takes 21 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 361.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

What companies run services between Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada and Chicago, IL, USA?

Air Canada and United Airlines fly from Sault Ste. Marie to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sault Ste. Marie to Chicago via Sault Ste. Marie, MI, St. Ignace, St. Ignace, MI, Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak, and Kalamazoo, Mi in around 16 h 11 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $900
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto, Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Chicago Midway via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from East Lansing Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Escanaba, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Escanaba to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from St. Ignace, MI to Clare
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Clare to East Lansing, MI
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Escanaba, MI to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from St. Ignace, MI to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from St. Ignace, MI to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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 Kalamazoo, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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