There are 11 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.

Recommended option

Fly Newark to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 2 min

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

$92 - $366

Cheapest option

Fly Newark to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 14 min

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

$87 - $387

9 alternative options

Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 44 min

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

$132 - $535

Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 58 min

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

$97 - $416

Fly New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 15 min

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

$113 - $445

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 10 min

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

$213 - $634

Bus D&J Bus  •  15 h 52 min

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

$98 - $113

Bus Greyhound USA  •  19 h 55 min

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

$89 - $227

Train via New York Penn Station  •  20 h 21 min

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

$150 - $409

Train  •  27 h 55 min

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

$140 - $430

Drive  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Chicago 783.8 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Newark to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 2 min and costs $90 - $370.

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The distance between Newark and Chicago is 1130 km. The road distance is 1254 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Newark to Chicago, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newark to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Newark, Nj and arriving at Chicago Amtrak, Il via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 55 min.

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

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

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

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 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
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
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 Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 h 55 min
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
14 h
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
15 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Greyhound USA
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
18 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210

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