There are 7 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 5 min

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

$166 - $622

Cheapest option

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 / ...

$54 - $80

5 alternative options

Fly Traverse City to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 1 min

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

$146 - $721

Drive to Manistee, fly to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 4 min

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

$68 - $182

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to Grand Rapids
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
  3. Take the bus from Kalamazoo, Mi to Chicago, Il

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

$59 - $125

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Traverse City to Chicago 318.9 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Traverse City to Chicago is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Traverse City to Chicago is to fly which costs $160 - $650 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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The distance between Traverse City and Chicago is 225 miles. The road distance is 318.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to get from Traverse City to Chicago, including transfers.

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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 Grand Rapids, MI and Kalamazoo, Mi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 34 min.

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

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Traverse City to Chicago every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Traverse City to Chicago via Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI, Kalamazoo, MI, and Kalamazoo, Mi in around 9 h 34 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Traverse City to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Traverse City to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Traverse City to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Traverse City to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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
Texas Sky
Website
texassky.com
Flights from Manistee to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $250
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Traverse City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
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
$23 - $35
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Greyhound USA
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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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