There are 8 ways to get from Traverse City to Chicago by plane, car, bus or train

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 Traverse City to Chicago O'Hare  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Traverse City (TVC) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) TVC - ORD

$166 - $622

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Traverse City, MI to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak 8364
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo, Mi to Chicago, Il 5515 / ...

$20 - $50

6 alternative options

Fly Traverse City to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Traverse City (TVC) to Chicago Midway (MDW) TVC - MDW

$146 - $721

Drive to Manistee, fly to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Traverse City to Manistee
  2. Fly from Manistee (MBL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MBL - MDW

$68 - $182

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Traverse City, MI to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak 8364
  2. Take the train from Kalamazoo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Wolverine / ...

$30 - $80

Bus, train  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to Grand Rapids 1484
  2. Take the train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Pere Marquette

$66 - $146

Bus  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to Grand Rapids 1484
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago Union Station 1482-33 / ...

$71 - $121

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Traverse City to Chicago 318.9 miles

$30 - $45

What companies run services between Traverse City, MI, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Traverse City to Chicago every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Traverse City to Chicago via Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak and Kalamazoo, Mi in around 8 h 2 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Traverse City to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Traverse City to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Traverse City to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Traverse City to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Traverse City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Traverse City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Texas Sky
Website
texassky.com
Flights from Manistee to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $250
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Traverse City to Chicago Midway via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kalamazoo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Traverse City to Chicago?

The distance between Traverse City and Chicago is 360 km. The road distance is 510 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Traverse City to Chicago?

The cheapest way to get from Traverse City to Chicago is to Amtrak Thruway and bus which costs $20 - $50 and takes 8 h 2 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Traverse City to Chicago?

The quickest way to get from Traverse City to Chicago is to fly which takes 2 h 6 min and costs $160 - $650.

Is there a direct bus between Traverse City and Chicago?

No, there is no direct bus from Traverse City to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Traverse City, MI and arriving at Chicago, Il via Kalamazoo, Mi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 2 min.

How long does it take to get from Traverse City to Chicago?

It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from Traverse City to Chicago, including transfers.