There are 9 ways to get from Alexandria to Chicago by plane, subway, 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 Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DCA - MDW

$104 - $416

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il 1607

$78 - $195

7 alternative options

Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DCA - ORD

$99 - $367

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the subway from Braddock Rd Metrorail Station to ROSSLYN station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IAD - ORD

$113 - $386

Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BWI - MDW

$171 - $590

Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BWI - ORD

$146 - $541

Train via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  19 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited

$119 - $341

Train  •  23 h 41 min

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

$120 - $350

Drive  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Alexandria to Chicago 707.8 miles

$65 - $100

What companies run services between Alexandria, VA, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Alexandria to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Alexandria to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $310 and the journey takes 17 h 40 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Clarksburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Website
wmata.com
Subway from Braddock Rd Metrorail Station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 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 Alexandria Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
23 h 41 min
Frequency
5 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Alexandria to Chicago?

The distance between Alexandria and Chicago is 959 km. The road distance is 1132 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Alexandria to Chicago is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 40 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Alexandria to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 35 min and costs $100 - $420.

Is there a direct train between Alexandria and Chicago?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Alexandria Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak. Services depart five times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 23 h 41 min.

Is there a direct bus between Alexandria and Chicago?

No, there is no direct bus from Alexandria to Chicago. However, there are services departing from N Washington St & King St and arriving at Chicago, Il via K Street and 16th Street NW and Washington, Dc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 40 min.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Alexandria to Chicago, including transfers.