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You can purchase a ticket from Chicago to Detroit within the week and expect to pay $40 or more one-way.
It takes 4h 26m to get from Chicago to Detroit by train. Take the Amtrak train from Chicago and you’ll arrive in your destination quickly.
There is a train traveling between Chicago and Detroit which is Amtrak and currently our only available option.. The cheapest Amtrak is what we have recently available with prices starting at $80 round-trip.
The quickest way is to book a flight from Chicago to Detroit, which can be as quick as 1h 04m onboard Delta. You can also get a train from Chicago to Detroit, or a bus from Chicago to Detroit which can take you longer to arrive at your destination.
Taking a bus to your destination is the cheapest option we’ve found in the past few days. The cheapest price we’ve found for this option is $53, making it less expensive than a flight from Chicago to Detroit and cheaper than a train from Chicago to Detroit.
The straight-line distance from Chicago to Detroit is 236.5 mi, but the actual distance you’ll travel by train depends on the route taken. The train journey is around 4h 26m long.