There are 6 ways to get from Atlanta to Chicago by plane, 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 Atlanta to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) ATL - MDW

$104 - $246

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Bus  •  16 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Chicago, Il 1196 / ...

$60 - $180

4 alternative options

Fly Atlanta to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ATL - ORD

$70 - $198

Fly Atlanta to South Bend, bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to South Bend (SBN) ATL - SBN
  2. Take the bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il

$168 - $468

Bus to Chattanooga, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Chattanooga, Tn
  2. Fly from Chattanooga (CHA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CHA - ORD

$160 - $1,345

Drive  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Atlanta to Chicago 719.1 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Atlanta to Chicago is to bus which costs $60 - $180 and takes 16 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Atlanta to Chicago is to fly which costs $100 - $250 and takes 3 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Atlanta, Ga and arriving at Chicago, Il. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 h 25 min.

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The distance between Atlanta and Chicago is 592 miles. The road distance is 719.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Atlanta to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 25 min and costs $60 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Atlanta to Chicago, including transfers.

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Atlanta to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Atlanta, Ga station.

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The best way to get from Atlanta to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 42 min and costs $100 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $180 and takes 16 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Atlanta Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Atlanta to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 592 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

What companies run services between Atlanta, GA, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Atlanta to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Atlanta to Chicago hourly. Tickets cost $70 - $180 and the journey takes 16 h 25 min. Megabus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Atlanta to South Bend
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $450
Flights from Atlanta to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $450
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Atlanta to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Atlanta to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Chattanooga, Tn
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
Megabus

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