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from Detroit, MI to Chicago

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Travel Information to Chicago from Detroit, MI

distanceDistance237 miles (383 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$37 - $107
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $37 (€30) • 5 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $107 (€87) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesskywest airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 237 miles (383 km) from Detroit, MI to Chicago. 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 $37 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are skywest airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Detroit, MI to Chicago.

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FAQs
How do I travel from Detroit, MI to Chicago?

There are 3 travel options from Detroit, MI to Chicago: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Detroit, MI to Chicago?

The cheapest way to get from Detroit, MI to Chicago is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $37 (€30) compared to other travel options to Chicago:

Taking a bus is usually $70 (€57) less than taking a flight to Chicago, which costs on average $107 (€87) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is usually $7 (€5) less than taking a train to Chicago, which costs on average $44 (€36) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Detroit, MI to Chicago?

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

Other travel options to Chicago can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 45 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 7 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Detroit, MI to Chicago?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Detroit, MI to Chicago?

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

  • 3 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Detroit, MI and in Chicago?

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

    Which travel companies can get me from Detroit, MI to Chicago?

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

    • You can travel by plane from Detroit, MI to Chicago with skywest airlines, and you can find skywest airlines Detroit, MI to Chicago tickets for $107 (€87) on Omio.
    • You can go to Chicago from Detroit, MI by bus with Greyhound. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $37 (€30) with Greyhound from Detroit, MI to Chicago on Omio.
    • You can travel to Chicago from Detroit, MI by train with Amtrak. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $44 (€36) with Amtrak from Detroit, MI to Chicago.
    Can I find a direct route from Detroit, MI to Chicago?

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

    • You can find 3 direct trains per day to Chicago with Amtrak.

    Direct services to Chicago 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 journey.

    What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Detroit, MI to Chicago?
    Many of our customers who book a trip from Detroit, 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 Detroit, MI and Chicago itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Chicago and any of these top destinations today!
    How early should I book Detroit, MI to Chicago tickets online to score the best deals?

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

    • Plane tickets cost on average $107 (€87) one way.
    • Bus tickets cost on average $37 (€30) one way.
    • Train tickets cost on average $44 (€36) one way.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Detroit, 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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