Chicago to Detroit

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Cheapest

Bus

Cheapest $18

Quickest

Flight

Quickest 1h 4min

Most Convenient

Bus

Most Convenient

There are 2 bus companies, 1 train company operating 4 routes - Wolverine, Thruway Bus, Empire Builder, City Of New Orleans, 6 airlines from Chicago to Detroit. The cheapest bus costs $18 and is 11h 24min. The cheapest train costs $50 and is 5h 45min. The cheapest flight costs $151 and is 1h 4min.

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What is the best way to travel from Chicago to Detroit?

There are 4 ways to travel from Chicago to Detroit. 4 buses, 4 trains, 4 flights and 1 by car are possible between the two areas. The bus operated by Hoosier Ride running from Hammond to Detroit is the cheapest and fastest. The bus operated by Greyhound running from Chicago to Detroit is the most convenient.

It's important to check each mode when booking your ticket so that you can find the best method for you. The cost of each type varies differently, so be sure to use Faretrotter to keep an eye out!

Do you recommend the bus or the train between Chicago and Detroit?

There are several bus companies - Greyhound, Hoosier Ride - scheduled to run from Chicago to Detroit. Since there are multiple companies, this should increase your chances of finding a cheaper or discount bus ticket. One train provider, Amtrak, runs trains from Chicago to Detroit. Because the bus is cheapest, we recommend taking the bus.

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Bus from Chicago to Detroit from $22 with Greyhound

Bus
Chicago to Detroit
$22
6h 4min
Chicago
6h 4min · Bus
Detroit

Train from CHI Chicago to DET Detroit from $62 with Amtrak

Train
CHI to DET
$62
5h 27min
CHI
5h 27min · Train Wolverine
DET

Flight from MDW Chicago to YQG Windsor from $140 with Porter Airlines

Flight
MDW to YQG
$140
4h 9min
MDW
4h 9min · Flight
YQG

Bus from Chicago to Lincoln Park from $44

Bus
Chicago to Lincoln Park
$44
8h 4min
Chicago
8h 4min · Bus
Lincoln Park

Train from CHI Chicago to DER Dearborn from $50 with Amtrak

Train
CHI to DER
$50
5h 45min
CHI
5h 45min · Train Wolverine
DER

Flight from ORD Chicago to YQG Windsor from $196 with Multiple Airlines, Air Canada

Flight
ORD to YQG
$196
5h 37min
  • Air Canada flight to YQG
    Air Canada
    From $195

Bus from Chicago to Southfield from $22 with Greyhound

Bus
Chicago to Southfield
$22
7h 5min
Chicago
7h 5min · Bus
Southfield
Flight
MDW to DTW
$151
1h 4min
MDW
1h 4min · Flight
DTW
Train
GLN to DET
$64
5h 49min
GLN
22min · Train Empire Builder
CHI
5h 27min · Train Wolverine
DET
Flight
ORD to DTW
$158
1h 23min
  • United flight to DTW
    United
    From $157
  • jetBlue flight to DTW
    jetBlue
    From $350
Train
HMW to DET
$65
5h 57min
HMW
30min · Train City Of New Orleans
CHI
5h 27min · Train Wolverine
DET
Bus
Hammond to Detroit
$18
11h 24min
Hammond
11h 24min · Bus
Detroit
Drive
Chicago to Detroit
$25
5h 57min
Chicago
5h 57min · Drive
Detroit