There are 10 ways to get from Alexandria to Chicago by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 35 min

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

$104 - $416

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Bus  •  20 h 25 min

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

$78 - $195

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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

  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 O'Hare  •  5 h 8 min

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

$131 - $515

Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 58 min

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

$156 - $564

Train to Charlottesville, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
  2. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CHO - ORD

$242 - $495

Train via UNION STATION station  •  19 h 6 min

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

$104 - $315

Train  •  23 h 41 min

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

$120 - $350

Drive  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Alexandria to Chicago 707.8 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Alexandria to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Dc Village Ln & Dc Village Bus Garage and arriving at Chicago, Il via Anacostia Station Bus Bay F and Washington, Dc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 25 min.

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

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The distance between Alexandria and Chicago is 599 miles. The road distance is 707.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Alexandria to Chicago without a car is to train which takes 19 h 6 min and costs .

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

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Alexandria to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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

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The best way to get from Alexandria to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 19 h 6 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 20 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Alexandria to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago, Il station.

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Map of how to get from Alexandria to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 599.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

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
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Staunton
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 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 36 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
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

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
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
Ave. Duration
23 h 41 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
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190

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Chicago is 1 h behind Alexandria. It is currently 4:08 PM in Alexandria and 3:08 PM in Chicago.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Alexandria to Chicago is 708 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 40 min to drive from Alexandria to Chicago.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 580+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Alexandria to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 5 min and costs .

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