There are 11 ways to get from Allentown to Chicago by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare  •  4h 35m

  1. Fly from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ABE - ORD

$64 - $359

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Bus to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Allentown Amtrak Station to Wilkes-Barre Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) AVP - ORD

Bus to Trenton-Mercer, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Allentown to Doylestown
  2. Fly from Trenton-Mercer (TTN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) TTN - ORD

$129 - $346

Bus to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Allentown Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PHL - MDW

$164 - $7,047

Bus to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Allentown Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) PHL - ORD

$89 - $377

Bus to Harrisburg, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Allentown, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
  2. Fly from Harrisburg (MDT) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MDT - ORD

$79 - $360

Bus via Allentown - Hamilton/lincoln  •  18h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Allentown - Hamilton/lincoln to New York, NY Allentown
  2. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Wdt 205

$142 - $202

Bus, train via Pittsburgh  •  18h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Allentown, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
  2. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station

$111 - $167

Bus  •  22h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Allentown, PA to New York Eastbound / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il 4425

$103 - $174

Bus, train  •  29h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Allentown Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal

$135 - $185

Drive  •  11h 56m

  1. Drive from Allentown to Chicago 731.3 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Allentown to Chicago is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 11h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Allentown to Chicago is to fly which costs $60 - $360 and takes 4h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Allentown to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Hamilton&14thw and arriving at Chicago, IL via Allentown - Hamilton/lincoln and New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 49m.

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The distance between Allentown and Chicago is 640 miles. The road distance is 731.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Allentown to Chicago without a car is to bus via Allentown - Hamilton/lincoln which takes 18h 49m and costs $140 - $210.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Allentown to Chicago, including transfers.

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Allentown to Chicago bus services, operated by Trans-bridge Lines, depart from Allentown, PA station.

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The best way to get from Allentown to Chicago is to fly which takes 4h 35m and costs $60 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus via Allentown - Hamilton/lincoln, which costs $140 - $210 and takes 18h 49m.

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The quickest flight from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 14m.

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

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Map of how to get from Allentown to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 639.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 35m

What companies run services between Allentown, Lehigh County, PA, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Allentown to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Allentown to Chicago via Lv Hosp West Lot, Allentown - Hamilton/lincoln, and New York in around 18h 49m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Trenton-Mercer to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$70 - $100
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
9h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$110 - $170
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
26h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $320
Bus 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Allentown Amtrak Station to Wilkes-Barre Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Allentown Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Allentown to Doylestown
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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Clydesdale Bus
Phone
+1-484 818-7120
Email
info@transportazumah.com
Website
clydesdaleshuttle.com
Bus from Allentown PA: 333 Hamilton Street to Philadelphia PA: 30 Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
clydesdaleshuttle.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 Allentown, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from Allentown, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $190
Indiana Travel Express
Bus from Allentown - Hamilton/lincoln to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
D&W Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Bus Ticket Inc.
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Allen St. to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Book at
gotobus.com
Trans-bridge Lines

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Chicago is 1h behind Allentown. It is currently 1:04 PM in Allentown and 12:04 PM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Allentown to Chicago is 731 miles. It takes approximately 11h 56m to drive from Allentown to Chicago.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 468+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Allentown to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs $2 - $25.

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