Detroit to Chicago

travel Detroit Chicago
Cheapest

Bus

Cheapest $22

Quickest

Flight

Quickest 1h 15min

Most Convenient

Bus

Most Convenient

There are 2 bus companies, 1 train company operating 3 routes - Wolverine, Empire Builder, City Of New Orleans, 7 airlines from Detroit to Chicago. The cheapest bus costs $22 and is 6h 0min. The cheapest train costs $60 and is 5h 17min. The cheapest flight costs $88 and is 1h 21min.

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

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

There are several bus companies - Greyhound, Barons Bus - scheduled to run from Detroit to Chicago. 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 Detroit to Chicago. Because the bus is cheapest, we recommend taking the bus.

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Bus from Detroit to Chicago from $22 with Greyhound

Bus
Detroit to Chicago
$22
6h 0min
Detroit
6h 0min · Bus
Chicago

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

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

Flight from YQG Windsor to MDW Chicago from $152 with Porter Airlines

Flight
YQG to MDW
$152
5h 30min
YQG
5h 30min · Flight
MDW

Flight from YQG Windsor to ORD Chicago from $172 with Air Canada, Multiple Airlines

Flight
YQG to ORD
$172
6h 35min
  • Air Canada flight to ORD
    Air Canada
    From $172

Train from DER Dearborn to CHI Chicago from $60 with Amtrak

Train
DER to CHI
$60
5h 17min
DER
5h 17min · Train Wolverine
CHI

Bus from Lincoln Park to Chicago from $37 with Barons Bus

Bus
Lincoln Park to Chicago
$37
16h 55min
Lincoln Park
16h 55min · Bus
Chicago

Train from DET Detroit to GLN Glenview from $64 with Amtrak

Train
DET to GLN
$64
5h 49min
DET
5h 27min · Train Wolverine
CHI
22min · Train Empire Builder
GLN
Bus
Southfield to Chicago
$23
13h 55min
Southfield
13h 55min · Bus
Chicago
Flight
DTW to MDW
$138
1h 15min
DTW
1h 15min · Flight
MDW
Bus
Detroit to Hammond
$44
8h 11min
Detroit
8h 11min · Bus
Hammond
Train
DET to HMW
$65
5h 57min
DET
5h 27min · Train Wolverine
CHI
30min · Train City Of New Orleans
HMW
Flight
DTW to ORD
$88
1h 21min
  • jetBlue flight to ORD
    jetBlue
    From $174
  • Alaska Airlines flight to ORD
    Alaska Airlines
    From $286
  • United flight to ORD
    United
    From $88
Drive
Detroit to Chicago
$25
5h 57min
Detroit
5h 57min · Drive
Chicago