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There are 2 bus companies operating 4 routes, 1 train company operating 4 routes - Wolverine, Thruway Bus, Empire Builder, City Of New Orleans, 6 airlines operating 4 routes. 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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Bus
Chicago to Detroit
$22
6h 4min
Train
CHI to DET
$62
5h 27min
Flight
MDW to YQG
$140
4h 9min
Bus
Chicago to Lincoln Park
$44
8h 4min
Train
CHI to DER
$50
5h 45min
Flight
ORD to YQG
$196
5h 37min
Bus
Chicago to Southfield
$22
7h 5min
Flight
MDW to DTW
$151
1h 4min
Train
GLN to DET
$64
5h 49min
Flight
ORD to DTW
$158
1h 23min
Train
HMW to DET
$65
5h 57min
Bus
Hammond to Detroit
$18
11h 24min
Drive
Chicago to Detroit
$25
5h 57min

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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Chicago airports, bus, and train stations

CHI Chicago Union Station
2.1 miles from Chicago
MDW Chicago Midway Intl
airport · 6.9 miles from Chicago
ORD Chicago Ohare Intl
airport · 15.8 miles from Chicago
GLN Glenview Amtrak
17.5 miles from Chicago
HMW Homewood Amtrak
19.9 miles from Chicago

Detroit airports, bus, and train stations

DET Detroit Amtrak
2.9 miles from Detroit
YQG Windsor
airport · 6 miles from Detroit
DER Dearborn Amtrak
7.9 miles from Detroit
DTW Detroit Metro Wayne Co
airport · 17.7 miles from Detroit