There are 8 ways to get from Asheville to Chicago by plane, car, bus or train

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 Asheville to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Asheville (AVL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) AVL - ORD

$143 - $326

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  24 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Asheville to Atlanta, GA Asheville
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chicago

$99 - $158

6 alternative options

Fly Asheville to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Asheville (AVL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) AVL - MDW

$133 - $705

Drive to Knoxville, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Asheville to Knoxville
  2. Fly from Knoxville (TYS) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) TYS - ORD

$165 - $443

Bus to Greenville/Spartanburg, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Asheville to Greenville
  2. Fly from Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) GSP - ORD

$189 - $616

Bus Greyhound USA  •  24 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Asheville, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Toledo, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Chicago, Il

$103 - $266

Bus, train  •  30 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Asheville, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Greensboro, Nc
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Charlottesville Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station

$174 - $477

Drive  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Asheville to Chicago 656.2 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Asheville to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Asheville, Nc and arriving at Chicago, Il via Winston Salem, Nc and Toledo, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 31 min.

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The distance between Asheville and Chicago is 515 miles. The road distance is 656.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Asheville to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Asheville to Chicago, including transfers.

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Asheville to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Asheville, Nc station.

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The best way to get from Asheville to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 24 h 31 min.

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

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

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Chicago is 1 h behind Asheville. It is currently 5:52 PM in Asheville and 4:52 PM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Asheville to Chicago is 656 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 1 min to drive from Asheville to Chicago.

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Map of how to get from Asheville to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 515.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

What companies run services between Asheville, NC, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Asheville to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Asheville to Chicago via Winston Salem, Nc and Toledo, Oh in around 24 h 31 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Asheville to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Asheville to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Knoxville to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Knoxville to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Asheville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Knoxville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Asheville to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Knoxville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Knoxville to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Asheville to Chicago Midway via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
Bus operators
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Asheville to Greenville
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Asheville to Atlanta, GA
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
southeasternstages.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 Asheville, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Greensboro, Nc
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Megabus
Sunway Charters
Phone
+1 704-348-1200
Email
info@sunwaycharters.com
Website
sunwaycharters.com
Bus from Winston-Salem to Greensboro, Nc
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
sunwaycharters.com

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

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Book your Asheville to Chicago bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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The best way to get from Asheville to Asheville Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs .

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