How to travel from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL

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from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL

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

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

FlixBus
06:15PM3h25
Grand Rapids, MI
08:40PMChicago, IL
$561One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
06:15PM3h25
Grand Rapids, MI
08:40PMChicago, IL
$561One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
United
07:44AM1h08
Gerald R. Ford International Airport, MI (GRR)
07:52AMO'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
$3721One-way
0 transfers
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Amtrak
06:00AM4h08
Grand Rapids Station, Grand Rapids, MI
09:08AMUnion Station, Chicago, IL
$771One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
02:55PM8h45
Grand Rapids Station, Grand Rapids, MI
10:40PMUnion Station, Chicago, IL
$1261One-way
1 transfer
Amtrak
02:55PM8h45
Grand Rapids Station, Grand Rapids, MI
10:40PMUnion Station, Chicago, IL
$1261One-way
1 transfer
Republic Airlines
12:55PM1h12
Gerald R. Ford International Airport, MI (GRR)
01:07PMO'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
$3721One-way
0 transfers
Republic Airlines
06:33PM1h11
Gerald R. Ford International Airport, MI (GRR)
06:44PMO'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
$3721One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL

distanceDistance126 miles (204 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$35 - $31
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $31 (€26) • 3 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $52 (€45) • 1 h 3 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, air wisconsin or Amtrak

Travel 126 miles (204 km) by train, bus or flight between Grand Rapids, MI and Chicago, IL. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus, air wisconsin or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL.

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Travel on FlixBus, Amtrak and American Airlines travel between Grand Rapids and Chicago at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    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 Grand Rapids and Chicago.

      FAQs: Travel from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL

      FAQs: Travel to Chicago, IL 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 Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL.
      FAQs

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

      The cheapest way to go to Chicago, IL from Grand Rapids, MI is by taking a bus, which costs on average $31 (€26).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL:

      A bus is () less than a ferry for this route with tickets for a ferry from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL costing on average ().

      A bus is $22 (€19) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL costing on average $52 (€45).

      Taking a bus costs $5 (€4) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $35 (€30).

      The fastest way from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 3 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Chicago, IL that take longer:

      Getting to Chicago, IL by bus takes 3 h 25 min on average.

      Train takes 4 h 8 min on average.

      The distance from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL is approximately 126 miles (204 km).

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

      • 1 bus a day.
      • 1 train per day.

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

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

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

        • You can take a bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL with FlixBus, Greyhound or OurBus. Cheap tickets can be found for $31 (€26) with Greyhound from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL.
        • You can go to Chicago, IL from Grand Rapids, MI by plane with air wisconsin, United or Sky West Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $104 (€90) with United from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL on Omio.
        • You can take a train from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $35 (€30) with Amtrak from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL.

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

        • You can find 1 direct train per day to Chicago, IL with Amtrak.

        Direct services to Chicago, IL 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 trip.

        Many of our customers traveling from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL don't make Chicago, IL their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Chicago, IL are San Francisco, CA, Indianapolis, IN, New York, NY, Milwaukee, WI or Champaign, IL, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Chicago, IL to any of these top destinations today!

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