How to travel from Chicago to Detroit, MI

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Travel Information to Detroit, MI from Chicago

distanceDistance237 miles (383 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$26 - $211
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $26 (€25) • 5 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $211 (€199) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, United or Amtrak

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 237 miles (383 km) between Chicago and Detroit, MI. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $26 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, United or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Chicago to Detroit, MI.

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Travel Tips: 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 to Detroit, MI.
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You can travel between Chicago and Detroit, MI 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Detroit, MI from Chicago is by taking a bus, which costs on average $26 (€25).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Detroit, MI:

Taking a bus is about $184 (€174) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $211 (€199) for this route.

A bus is $17 (€16) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Chicago to Detroit, MI costing on average $44 (€42).

The fastest way from Chicago to Detroit, MI is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Detroit, MI that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 5 h 20 min.

The Chicago to Detroit, MI distance is around 237 miles (383 km).

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

  • 1 bus a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Chicago and Detroit, MI as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train 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:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Chicago to Detroit, MI:

    • You can go to Detroit, MI from Chicago by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $26 (€25) with Flixbus from Chicago to Detroit, MI on Omio.
    • You can travel to Detroit, MI from Chicago by flight with United. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $211 (€199) with United from Chicago to Detroit, MI.
    • You can travel by train between Chicago and Detroit, MI with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak Chicago to Detroit, MI tickets for $44 (€42) on Omio.

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

    • You can find 1 direct bus per day to take to Detroit, MI with Flixbus.

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

    Your trip from Chicago to Detroit, MI doesn't have to end in Detroit, MI. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York City, Paris or Frankfurt am Main. If you’d like to add New York City, Paris or Frankfurt am Main to your Chicago to Detroit, MI tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Detroit, MI today!

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

    • Bus tickets cost on average $26 (€25) one way.
    • Plane tickets cost $211 (€199) one way on average.
    • Train tickets are costing on average $44 (€42) one way.

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

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