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There are 12 ways to get from Newark to Chicago by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Newark to Chicago Midway  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Chicago Midway (MDW) EWR - MDW

$92 - $366

Cheapest option

Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 16m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LGA - ORD

$70 - $506

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Fly Newark to Chicago O'Hare  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) EWR - ORD

$87 - $387

Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) LGA - MDW

$105 - $625

Fly New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) JFK - ORD

$89 - $535

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PHL - MDW

$213 - $634

Train, train to White Plains, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to White Plains
  3. Fly from White Plains (HPN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) HPN - ORD

$219 - $808

Bus D&J Bus  •  15h 55m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Djb149 / ...

$98 - $109

Bus Greyhound USA  •  20h 2m

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il 4425

$81 - $225

Train via New York Penn Station  •  20h 32m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited

$123 - $499

Train  •  27h 55m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal

$140 - $430

Drive  •  12h 51m

  1. Drive from Newark to Chicago 783.8 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Newark to Chicago is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 12h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Newark to Chicago is to fly which costs $90 - $370 and takes 4h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newark station to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Chicago Amtrak, Il via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newark Penn Station station and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 27h 55m.

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The distance between Newark and Chicago is 706 miles. The road distance is 783.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 15h 55m and costs $95 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Newark to Chicago, including transfers.

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Newark to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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Newark to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Newark to Chicago is to fly which takes 4h 11m and costs $90 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $110 and takes 15h 55m, you could also train, which costs $120 - $500 and takes 20h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Newark to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 706.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 11m

What companies run services between Newark, NJ, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Porter Airlines and Delta fly from Newark to Chicago every 2 hours. Alternatively, D&J Bus operates a bus from Newark to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $90 and the journey takes 14h. Wanda Coach also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$45 - $130
First Class Seat
$110 - $130
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to White Plains
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $11
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $16
Onboard
$13 - $18
At station
$8 - $13
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Train from Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
27h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Bus operators
D&J Bus
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Newark to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago Amtrak, Il station.

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Chicago is 1h behind Newark. It is currently 7:41 AM in Newark and 6:41 AM in Chicago.

Newark to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark to Chicago is 784 miles. It takes approximately 12h 51m to drive from Newark to Chicago.

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Delta, Porter Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 763+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newark to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 11m and costs $1 - $2.

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