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There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Chicago by plane, train, bus or car

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 667.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Philadelphia to Chicago every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Chicago via New York in around 17 hours 30 minutes.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Avg. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Avg. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Avg. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Avg. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Pittsburgh
Avg. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Avg. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Norfolk
Avg. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Avg. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Avg. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Dayton
Avg. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Avg. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Avg. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Avg. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Avg. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Avg. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Toronto Island
Avg. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
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Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
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Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Avg. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
Bus operators
HGT Bus
Website
hgtbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia to New York - 133 E. Broadway
Avg. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
hgtbus.com
Book at
hgtbus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Avg. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
D&J Bus
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Avg. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com

How far is it from Philadelphia to Chicago?

The distance between Philadelphia and Chicago is 1068 km. The road distance is 1222 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Chicago?

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Chicago is to drive which costs $90 and takes 12 hours 27 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Philadelphia to Chicago?

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 hours and costs $170.

Is there a direct train between Philadelphia and Chicago?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street 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 26 hours 45 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Philadelphia and Chicago?

No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia and arriving at Chicago, IL via New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 hours 30 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Philadelphia to Chicago?

It takes approximately 4 hours to get from Philadelphia to Chicago, including transfers.