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Chicago-Ann Arbor Bus Schedule
Chicago to Ann Arbor bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||4h 55m|
|Trips per day||4|
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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep 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, $23.00 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 $23.00 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 26 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $17.32 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 201 miles (324 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 55 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Ann Arbor. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?
The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to Ann Arbor, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Chicago to Ann Arbor every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 $32.00.
What bus companies travel from Chicago to Ann Arbor?
There is one bus company that operates from Chicago to Ann Arbor. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
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Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?
Buses to Ann Arbor leave from multiple locations in Chicago, Illinois. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:
- Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
- Union Station - 225 S Canal St
- 5800 N Cumberland Ave
- Dan Ryan Bus Station
Where does the bus arrive in Ann Arbor?
All buses from Chicago arrive at one main station in Ann Arbor, Michigan:
- 325 Depot St - Amtrak Station
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