How to Get the Most out of Your Chicago to South Haven, MI, Road Trip

One of the things that make South Haven an attractive vacation destination is its proximity to many major metropolitan cities. It’s an easy afternoon drive to South Haven, MI, from many major metropolitan cities like St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Detriot. Most of our out-of-state travelers come from the Windy City! We’re just 127 miles from northeast of Chicago, IL, so it’s easy to get here via car or bus. No matter which method of transport you choose to get from Chicago to South Haven, MI, here’s how to best enjoy your winding trip along Lake Michigan. For recommendations on how to make the most of your time in South Haven, request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide

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Your Travel Options from Chicago to South Haven, MI

Would You Rather: Take the Bus or Drive? 

Perhaps the strongest indicator of how your road trip will go is dependent on how prepared you are. Whether you’re driving or taking the bus, being ready to go at the scheduled time is a must. To achieve this, we recommend the following for each type of traveler. After you make your travel arrangements, start filling in your South Haven, MI, itinerary

Tips for Drivers

Driving to South Haven is the fastest way to get from Chicago to South Haven, MI. Clocking in at a two-hour travel time, this method of transportation is the most efficient. If you prepare properly, you won’t even have to stop on your journey along Lake Michigan! We recommend gassing up your vehicle the day before so that on the day of your trip you waste no time. This is especially important for those taking a weekend getaway, as you want to soak up every minute! 

Tips for Bus-Goers

Public transport is a popular travel method in Chicago, IL. This due, in part, to the immense traffic and limited parking. This trend has made it increasingly popular for Chicagoans to not own cars as public transportation is so easily accessible. For travelers who don’t own cars, don’t want to rent a car, or simply don’t want to drive, purchasing a bus ticket from Chicago to South Haven is the best option. 

Indian Trails offers a daily route from Chicago to South Haven, MI. Depending on when you go, ticket costs can be as low as $20! It’s easy to purchase your ticket online, then leave from the Chicago bus station listed on your ticket.

Check-In at Victoria Resort and B&B

Standard Queen - Lit Fireplace - Mounted TV - Chairs

If you drive from Chicago to South Haven, MI, simply navigate to Victoria Resort and B&B right from your phone! If you take the bus, keep in mind that the Indian Trails service will drop you off at the South Haven Bus Center on Phoenix Street. Upon arrival, you’ll want to use a ride share service to bring you to Victoria Resort about 1.5 miles away. 

No matter how you get to us, check-in with our friendly front desk staff who will show you around our property, highlight the amazing on-site amenities, and take you to your selected accommodation.

Couples treating themselves to a quiet parents’ getaway should consider our Standard Queen Room. Located in our bed and breakfast housing, this accommodation has a queen-size bed, cafe-style table-for-two, private bathroom, and a fireplace. Any reservation in any of our South Haven, MI, bed and breakfast rooms comes with daily, made in-house breakfast. Browse all of our accommodations and book your favorite!