Find bus tickets from Chicago to Ann Arbor
Chicago to Ann Arbor bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||4h 20m|
|Trips per day||6|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are there direct buses from Chicago to Ann Arbor?
What is the best way to travel from Chicago to Ann Arbor?
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.
Is Chicago to Ann Arbor a good day-trip?
Is it safe to travel by bus from Chicago to Ann Arbor right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.
In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
How much is a bus ticket from Chicago to Ann Arbor?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €15.43 was the low point for bus fares from Chicago to Ann Arbor. Buses from Ann Arbor to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €15.43 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €22.48 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Friday is the busiest travel day for buses 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?
How many buses are there each day?
There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Chicago to Ann Arbor every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to Ann Arbor; ticket prices start at €28.41.
What bus companies travel from Chicago to Ann Arbor?
Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?
Chicago, Illinois has two bus stations with service to Ann Arbor, Michigan:
- Union Station - 225 S Canal St
- Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
- Dan Ryan Bus Station
- W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
Where does the bus arrive in Ann Arbor?
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Ann Arbor, Michigan:
- 325 Depot St - Amtrak Station
- Briarwood Mall - Parking Lot Pole 15
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