How to get from Chicago to Detroit, MI by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Chicago to Detroit, MI is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||237 miles (383 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or flight|
|Ticket price range||$45 - $137|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $45 (€39) • 7 h 5 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $137 (€119) • 6 h 58 min|
|Popular travel companies||Greyhound or American Airlines|
Travel 237 miles (383 km) by bus or flight to Detroit, MI from Chicago. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 6 h 58 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $45 (€39). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound or American Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Chicago to Detroit, MI.
You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $29 (€25). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Amtrak is the main travel company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak travel running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by travel across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next travel journey from Chicago to Detroit, MI.
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.
United Airlines is one of the USA’s leading airline and operates domestic and international routes. Economy, Premium Economy and Business are the ticket fares that the airline offers for your next travel to Detroit, MI from Chicago.
There are 2 ways to get from Chicago to Detroit, MI: bus or flight.
The cheapest way to travel from Chicago to Detroit, MI is a bus with an average price of $45 (€39).
This is compared to other travel options from Chicago to Detroit, MI:
A bus is $92 (€80) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $137 (€119) from Chicago to Detroit, MI.
The quickest way to travel to Detroit, MI from Chicago is by flight, which takes on average 6 h 58 min compared to other travel options that take longer:
Bus takes 7 h 5 min on average.
You should expect to travel around 237 miles (383 km) between Chicago and Detroit, MI.
The average frequency per day from Chicago to Detroit, MI is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Detroit, MI from Chicago as scheduled services by bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Chicago to Detroit, MI:
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