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There are 11 ways to get from Allentown to Chicago 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 Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 48 min

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

$214 - $425

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  22 h 20 min

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

$97 - $260

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Bus to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 56 min

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

$282 - $519

Bus to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Allentown to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PHL - MDW

$157 - $472

Bus to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Allentown to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) PHL - ORD

$147 - $523

Bus to Newark, fly to Chicago Midway  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Allentown, PA to Newark Airport
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Chicago Midway (MDW) EWR - MDW

$123 - $414

Bus to Harrisburg, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 34 min

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

$198 - $470

Bus D&J Bus  •  20 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Allentown to Philadelphia, PA
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to New York
  3. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Nyc

$121 - $148

Bus, train via New York Penn Station  •  22 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Allentown, Pa to Newark, Nj 4692
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited

$137 - $531

Bus, train  •  30 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Allentown to 30th St. Station Kutztown / ...
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal

$158 - $435

Drive  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Allentown to Chicago 731.4 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 11 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Allentown to Chicago is to fly which costs $210 - $430 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Allentown to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Allentown and arriving at Chicago, IL via Philadelphia, PA and New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 20 min.

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The distance between Allentown and Chicago is 640 miles. The road distance is 731.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Allentown to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 20 min and costs $120 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min 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 4 h 48 min and costs $210 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $150 and takes 20 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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

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  • Distance: 639.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

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

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Allentown to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Allentown to Chicago via Philadelphia, PA and New York in around 20 h 20 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Dayton
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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 New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
Bus operators
Martz Trailways
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from Allentown, PA to Wilkes-Barre, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
Bus from Allentown, PA to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
Bus from Allentown, PA to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Allentown to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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fab.tdstickets.com
Bus from Allentown, PA to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Trans-bridge Lines
Phone
+1 610-868-6001
Email
webmaster@transbridgelines.com
Website
transbridgelines.com
Bus from Allentown, PA to Newark Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com
Bus from Allentown, PA to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
transbridgelines.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
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Allentown, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210
Bus from Allentown, Pa to Newark, Nj
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bieber Transportation Group
Phone
+1 610-683-7333
Email
tourways@biebergroup.com
Website
biebergroup.com
Bus from Allentown to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
Bieber Transportation Group
Bus from Allentown to 30th St. Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Bieber Transportation Group
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
D&J Bus
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com

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Chicago is 1 h behind Allentown. It is currently 3:54 AM in Allentown and 2:54 AM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Allentown to Chicago is 731 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 54 min 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 607+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $88 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 - $11.

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