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Chicago - Ann Arbor Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity coaches per day from Chicago to Ann Arbor. Traveling by coach from Chicago to Ann Arbor usually takes around 6 hours and 45 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US coach can make the trip in 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance201 mi (324 km)
Shortest duration4h 10m
Cheapest price£15.03
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Coach lines3

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for coaches from Chicago to Ann Arbor

(Based on 16 ratings and reviews)




25 July 2021


I enjoyed my trip visiting friends in Ann Arbor. Bus was on time and seats were spacious.



8 March 2020- Solo travel


Pros: The driver, Mr. Kraus I think, was very friendly and tried his best when the bus experienced a flat tire. Cons: No electrical outlet and no wifi I think.



23 February 2020- Visiting family


I was returning home for a family funeral and was tired and sad. The trip was so comfortable and peaceful, it was a really healing experience.



19 January 2020- Vacation


Pros: Very good, staff very helpful and frufndly. Cons: The terminal in Chicago was a parking lot and it was too cold to wait outside.



4 January 2020- Visiting friends


Pros: On time, there was one stop which was good and trip was smooth. Cons: Wifi was not working and the seat space is not good. Tips: Would recommend this for shorter distances.

How much is a coach ticket from Chicago to Ann Arbor?

Bus tickets for a trip from Chicago to Ann Arbor cost £26.79 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


If you're planning to travel by bus from Chicago to Ann Arbor in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from £26 to £51. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on 31 July 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Ann Arbor this week, bus tickets are available starting at £29.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Chicago to Ann Arbor is usually cheapest in February, when the average ticket price is only £29. If you're planning to take the bus from Chicago to Ann Arbor during July, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of £34. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 20 days in advance. This way, you can save up to £30.32 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What coach companies travel from Chicago to Ann Arbor?

There are 3 bus lines from Chicago to Ann Arbor available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines119h 20m£85.51
FlixBus US14h 12m£35.58
Greyhound65h 38m£33.02
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Chicago to Ann Arbor from £86. There are 1 Barons Bus Lines schedules from Chicago to Ann Arbor and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Ann Arbor. In Chicago, Barons Bus Lines departs to Ann Arbor from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and no other station. In Ann Arbor, Barons Bus Lines arrives at 325 Depot Street - Transit Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Chicago to Ann Arbor takes 19 hours and 20 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Ann Arbor in 4 hours and 10 minutes .

    On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Ann Arbor.

  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 1 trips per day from Chicago to Ann Arbor, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 6 bus trips from Chicago to Ann Arbor every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 38 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Ann Arbor usually start from £14.

Frequently Asked Questions

Of the 12 daily routes between Chicago and Ann Arbor, Michigan, 6 are direct buses that do not require a transfer or have out-of-the-way stops. Megabus and Greyhound both have direct service between the two cities, which will get you to Ann Arbor in as fast as 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Traveling by bus is likely the best way to get from Chicago to Ann Arbor. There are 12 buses that cover this route per day, versus only 4 train lines, meaning you have more options to fit to your schedule.

Bus tickets are also cheaper, costing about $23 on average, whereas train tickets are closer to $40. Amtrak has a slight advantage when it comes to travel time — the fastest train between Chicago and Ann Arbor gets there about 15 minutes quicker than the fastest bus — but in most other ways, bus comes out on top.

Flights are also an option, with nonstop flights taking about an hour and 15 minutes. That said, the tickets are expensive, and start at north of $150.

Since the shortest bus duration is 4 hours, a day-trip from Chicago to Ann Arbor is not ideal. Even with the first bus departing at 6:00 a.m., it would not give you enough time to really explore Ann Arbor. With the last bus departing at 8:00 p.m. it’s theoretically possible, but you’d be in store for a very tiring day. If you’re interested in visiting Ann Arbor, you’re better off making it a weekend trip.

The coach takes an average of 6 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 201 miles from Chicago to Ann Arbor. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 10 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches as people head from Chicago to Ann Arbor for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from Chicago to Ann Arbor, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 8 scheduled coaches that travel from Chicago to Ann Arbor every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to Ann Arbor; ticket prices start at £29.29.

City Information


Known for its innovative architecture, cultural contributions to jazz and house music, and of course that irresistible deep-dish pizza, the many sights and experiences in Chicago make it one of the best urban vacation destinations for millennials and a top destination in Illinois.

You can't beat the views of the city and Lake Michigan from the SkyDeck in the Willis Tower; at over 1,300 feet, this is the highest observation deck in the U.S. Snap that classic selfie with the Bean in Millennium Park, then wander the many museums in nearby Grant Park. Navy Pier is a popular tourist hotspot for its parks, restaurants, and attractions right on Lake Michigan, and baseball fans will find paradise in Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and sports bars galore.

Chicago's enormous parks offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities in gorgeous urban settings. Many companies offer kayak rentals or boat tours on the Chicago River, with special tours running on Saint Patrick's Day, when the entire river is dyed green. When you’re ready to buy some souvenirs from your epic trip, hit the big brand stores on the Magnificent Mile, or shop local in neighborhoods like Andersonville and Wicker Park. And don't miss the chance to laugh until you cry at The Second City comedy theater, famous for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

Chicago is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the Midwest, and provides easy access to nearby destinations ideal for day trips, as well as international travel from two airports. Thanks to plenty of bus and train stations throughout the city, getting to the Windy City is a breeze.

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is a quirky city filled with interesting secrets for curious travelers. The first thing to do in Ann Arbor is to check out its crown jewel, the University of Michigan. Boasting as many as 30 libraries and more than 16 museums, the university will fulfill every culturally-inclined traveler’s desires with ease. Nature lovers who enjoy a breath of fresh air should consider hopping on the Huron River Water Trail, which offers plenty of opportunities for paddling. Also don’t miss out on a show at the famous Michigan Theater, which offers retro shows and live acts.

Travelers can enjoy an authentic Ann Arbor culinary experience at Kerrytown, a historic quarter in the city. Located there are the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, as well as Zingerman’s Deli, both of which are local favorites.

The Amtrak station at 325 Depot St serves as the city’s main hub for both bus and train travel. From the station you can catch a bus or train to various cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and beyond. Ann Arbor is served by Amtrak’s Wolverine line. The city’s main airport is the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Chicago?

Chicago Greyhound Bus Station - CHIGLI3-0

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Main departure station: Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

Coaches to Ann Arbor leave from 3 stations in Chicago.

All coach stations in Chicago:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St

  • Dan Ryan Bus Station

  • Chicago Train Station Bus Stop

Where does the coach arrive in Ann Arbor?

Main arrival station: 325 Depot Street - Transit Station

All coaches from Chicago arrive at one main station in Ann Arbor.

Coach stations in Ann Arbor:

  • 325 Depot Street - Transit Station

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