There are 10 ways to get from Chicago to Miami by plane, bus, train 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 Chicago O'Hare to Miami  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Miami (MIA) ORD - MIA

$116 - $504

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Fort Lauderdale, bus  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) ORD - FLL
  2. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Miami, FL - Holiday Inn

$92 - $385

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Fly Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale, bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) MDW - FLL
  2. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Miami, FL - Holiday Inn

$147 - $494

Fly Chicago Midway to Miami  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Miami (MIA) MDW - MIA

$231 - $903

Fly Chicago O'Hare to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach (PBI) ORD - PBI
  2. Take the bus from West Palm Beach Airport to Miami

$131 - $494

Bus La Cubana  •  29 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Miami Beach, FL Atlanta route

$227 - $246

Bus Greyhound USA  •  35 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Atlanta, Ga 1151 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Miami, Fl 1119 / ...

$138 - $346

Train  •  42 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Miami Amtrak Silver Meteor / ...

$262 - $758

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  47 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Miami Amtrak Silver Meteor / ...

$276 - $793

Drive  •  22 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Miami 1383.4 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Miami. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Nw 2 Av & Nw 2 St via Atlanta, Ga and Airport Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Miami. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Government Ctr.Stat.Rail Southbound via Washington Union Station and Tri-Rail Station Rail Southbound. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 18 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Miami is 1197 miles. The road distance is 1383.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Miami without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Chicago to Miami, including transfers.

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Chicago to Miami bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Miami is to fly which takes 5 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 29 h 26 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 42 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Miami Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 2 min.

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Chicago to Miami bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Miami, Fl station.

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  • Distance: 1197.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Miami, FL, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Chicago to Miami every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Miami via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Civic Center Station, Doraville Station, Atlanta, GA, Miami Beach, FL, and Washington Av & 13 St in around 29 h 26 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Miami via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Lauderdale via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Miami via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Miami via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Miami via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Miami
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Miami via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Miami via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Miami via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Lauderdale via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Miami
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Lauderdale via Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Miami
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $1,600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
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 Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Washington Union Station to Miami Amtrak
Ave. Duration
23 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $390
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Room
$600 - $850
Train from Chicago Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
23 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Miami Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $440
Room
$550 - $850
Bus operators
Javax Bus
Phone
407-299-6360
Email
info@floridatransportation.net
Website
javaxbus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Miami, FL - Holiday Inn
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
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gotobus.com
Bus from West Palm Beach Airport to Miami
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Megabus
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Miami Beach, FL
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Miami, Fl
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$130 - $170

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Miami is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 3:15 AM in Chicago and 4:15 AM in Miami.

Chicago to Miami train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Miami Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Miami is 1383 miles. It takes approximately 22 h 35 min to drive from Chicago to Miami.

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Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Miami Airport.

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There are 1757+ hotels available in Miami. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs .

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