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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Michigan City to Chicago. Traveling by bus from Michigan City to Chicago usually takes around one hour and 42 minutes, but the fastest Barons Bus Lines bus can make the trip in just one hour and 40 minutes.

Distance40 mi (64 km)
Shortest duration1h 40m
Cheapest price€9.62
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceBarons Bus Lines
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Michigan City to Chicago

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




20 July 2019- Solo travel

Barons Bus Lines

Pros: Perfect timing, low cost, comfortable ride and convenient locations. Cons: N/A. Tips: Easy Day trip from downtown Chicago to change scenery and focus on Beach and Dunes, Left at 7am and back by 3pm for $25 Round Trip.

Pros: Perfect timing, low cost, comfortable ride and convenient locations. Cons: N/A. Tips: Easy Day trip from downtown Chicago to change scenery and focus on Beach and Dunes, Left at 7am and back by 3pm for $25 Round Trip.

Price trends for buses from Michigan City to Chicago

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Monthly average prices


What bus companies travel from Michigan City to Chicago?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Michigan City to Chicago that you can search and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines11h 40m€9.62
Tornado Bus12h 5m€53.69
  • Barons Bus Lines

    Barons Bus Lines

    Book Barons Bus Lines from Michigan City to Chicago from €10. There are 1 Barons Bus Lines schedules from Michigan City to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Chicago. In Michigan City, Barons Bus Lines departs to Chicago from 4073 Franklin St and no other station. In Chicago, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and no other station.

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Michigan City to Chicago takes 1 hours and 40 minutes .

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

  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus is a regional bus company that primarily serves the southern United States and Mexico. Founded in 1993, Tornado Bus Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For Tornado travel from Michigan City to Chicago, Tornado operates 1 scheduled trips per day with prices starting from €53.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Michigan City to Chicago during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 42 minutes to cover the 64 kilometers from Michigan City to Chicago. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 40 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Michigan City?

The first bus leaves at 12:00 and the last bus leaves at 12:00. To see the times for all buses from Michigan City to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Chicago are there per day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Michigan City to Chicago. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Michigan City to Chicago; ticket prices start at €16.35.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Michigan City?

Departure stations

Michigan City has two bus stations with service to Chicago.

All bus stations in Michigan City:

  • 4073 Franklin St

  • Haros Supermarket Tienda Mexicana

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