How to travel from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago

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from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago

You can get from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago on Sep 30 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:45AMAnn Arbor, MI4h10 01:55PMChicago
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10:45AMAnn Arbor, MI4h10 01:55PMChicago
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Travel Information to Chicago from Ann Arbor, MI

distanceDistance202 miles (326 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$47 - $300
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $47 (€45) • 4 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $300 (€285) • 1 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, envoy air or Amtrak

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 202 miles (326 km) from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $47 (€45). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, envoy air or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago.

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There are 4 ways to get from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Chicago from Ann Arbor, MI is by taking a bus, which costs on average $47 (€45).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Chicago:

Taking a bus is about $253 (€240) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $300 (€285) for this journey.

Taking a bus is about $46 (€44) less than taking a train, which costs on average $93 (€89) for this trip.

The quickest way to travel between Ann Arbor, MI and Chicago is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 17 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 10 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 35 min   on average.

The distance from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago is approximately 202 miles (326 km).

The average frequency per day from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Ann Arbor, MI and Chicago as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago:

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Flixbus can take you to Chicago by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago for $47 (€45).
    • Envoy air can get you to Chicago by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with envoy air from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago for $300 (€285) on Omio.
    • Amtrak can get you to Chicago by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Amtrak from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago for $93 (€89) on Omio.

    Yes, there are direct services available from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago with the following travel companies:

    • You can find around 3 direct trains per day and travel with Amtrak.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Chicago as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago.

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like New York City, London or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Ann Arbor, MI and Chicago itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Chicago and any of these top destinations today!

    When planning your trip from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets cost on average $47 (€45) one way.
    • Plane tickets cost $300 (€285) one way on average.
    • Train tickets are costing on average $93 (€89) one way.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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