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There are 6 ways to get from Omaha to Chicago by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

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Fly Omaha to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Omaha (OMA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) OMA - MDW

$144 - $356

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Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Chicago, IL 1205 / ...

$60 - $100

4 alternative options

Fly Omaha to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Omaha (OMA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) OMA - ORD

$134 - $306

Shuttle to Lincoln, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Omaha to Lincoln, NE
  2. Fly from Lincoln (LNK) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LNK - ORD

$304 - $387

Train  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Omaha Amtrak to Chicago Union Station California Zephyr

$75 - $210

Drive  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Omaha to Chicago 470.4 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Omaha to Chicago is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Omaha to Chicago is to fly which costs $140 - $360 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Omaha, NE and arriving at Chicago, IL. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Omaha Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 36 min.

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The distance between Omaha and Chicago is 434 miles. The road distance is 470.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Omaha to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 20 min and costs $60 - $100.

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Omaha to Chicago, including transfers.

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Omaha to Chicago bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Omaha, NE station.

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Omaha to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Omaha Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Omaha to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 6 min and costs $140 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $100 and takes 9 h 20 min, you could also train, which costs $75 - $210 and takes 9 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Omaha to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 434.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 min

What companies run services between Omaha, NE, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Omaha to Chicago every 4 hours. Alternatively, Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Omaha to Chicago hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $100 and the journey takes 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Omaha to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Lincoln to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Omaha to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Omaha to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Omaha to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Omaha Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
Bus operators
Navigator Airport Express
Website
navigatorairportexpress.com
Shuttle from Omaha to Lincoln, NE
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
navigatorairportexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Omaha Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Omaha to Chicago bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Chicago, IL station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Omaha to Chicago is 470 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to drive from Omaha to Chicago.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Omaha Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 557+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Omaha to Omaha Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $2.

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