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Travel Information to Detroit, MI from Chicago, IL

distanceDistance237 miles (383 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, train or flight
priceTicket price range$27 - $157
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $27 (€23) • 5 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $157 (€135) • 1 h 12 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Sky West Airlines or Amtrak

Take a bus, train or flight to travel 237 miles (383 km) between Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, Sky West Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI.

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from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI

How to get from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI by train, bus or flight.

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bus

The best way to travel from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
03:00PM5h10
Chicago, IL
09:10PMDetroit, MI
$611One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Greyhound
04:00PM6h00
Chicago, IL
11:00PMDetroit, MI
$601One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
American Airlines
02:14PM1h20
O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
04:34PMDetroit Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW)
$4171One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Amtrak
05:50PM5h20
Union Station, Chicago, IL
12:10AMDetroit Amtrak, Detroit, MI
$1021One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
04:00PM7h10
Union Station, Chicago, IL
12:10AMDetroit Amtrak, Detroit, MI
$951One-way
1 transfer
Amtrak
09:30PM9h05
Union Station, Chicago, IL
07:35AMDetroit Amtrak, Detroit, MI
$1131One-way
1 transfer
Greyhound
06:45AM6h50
Chicago, IL
02:35PMDetroit, MI
$671One-way
0 transfers
Greyhound
10:50PM6h10
Chicago, IL
06:00AMDetroit, MI
$801One-way
0 transfers
Greyhound
10:35PM6h25
Chicago, IL
06:00AMDetroit, MI
$801One-way
0 transfers
United
02:50PM1h23
O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
05:13PMDetroit Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW)
$4151One-way
0 transfers
American Airlines
08:30AM5h18
O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
02:48PMDetroit Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW)
$4291One-way
1 transfer
American Airlines
09:45AM5h43
O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
04:28PMDetroit Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW)
$4291One-way
1 transfer

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Amtrak, FlixBus and United will get you to Detroit from Chicago at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Amtrak is a passenger train service based in the United States. It operates more than 300 trains daily including trains from Chicago to Detroit, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak offers a variety of train types, including the Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, and the Auto Train. The Acela Express is the fastest train, reaching speeds of up to 150 mph. The Northeast Regional is the most popular, offering frequent service between major cities in the Northeast. The Keystone Service is a regional service connecting Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Auto Train is a unique service that allows passengers to transport their cars along with them. Amtrak offers a variety of ticket types, including Saver, Value, Flexible, and Business Class. Saver tickets are the most affordable, while Business Class tickets offer the most amenities, such as complimentary meals and access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge. Onboard facilities vary by train type, but all Amtrak trains offer comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Amtrak include the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington, D. C. And Boston, and the Pacific Surfliner, which runs between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California. Other popular routes include the Capitol Corridor, which runs between San Jose and Sacramento, California, and the Empire Builder, which runs between Chicago and Seattle.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      American Airlines is one of the leading airlines in the USA and the world; they offer Main Cabin, Business and First Class tickets for your travel between Chicago and Detroit.

        FAQs: Travel from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI

        FAQs: Travel to Detroit, MI easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI.
        FAQs

        There are 3 options to travel from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI including taking a bus, train or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $27 (€23) compared to other travel options to Detroit, MI:

        Taking a bus costs $130 (€112) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $157 (€135) for the same trip.

        A bus is $15 (€13) less than a train with an average ticket price of $43 (€37) from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI.

        The quickest way to travel from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 12 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Taking a bus requires on average 5 h 10 min of travel time.

        Getting to Detroit, MI by train takes 5 h 20 min on average.

        Detroit, MI is approximately 237 miles (383 km) away from Chicago, IL.

        The average frequency per day from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI is:

        • 3 buses a day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Detroit, MI from Chicago, IL as scheduled services by bus, train or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

          The following travel companies offer services from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI:

          • Travel with Greyhound, FlixBus or OurBus for buses to Detroit, MI. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Greyhound Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI tickets on Omio for $27 (€23).
          • Sky West Airlines, United, Republic Airlines, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines can get you to Detroit, MI by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with United from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI for $157 (€135) on Omio.
          • Travel with Amtrak for trains to Detroit, MI. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI tickets on Omio for $43 (€37).

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

          • Direct buses with Greyhound or FlixBus with 3 direct buses per day.

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

          Many of our customers who book a trip from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Toronto, ON, New York, NY, Toledo, OH or Cleveland, OH. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Detroit, MI and any of these top destinations today!

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