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There are 6 ways to get from Atlanta to Chicago by plane, bus or car

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Fly Atlanta to Chicago Midway  •  3h 46m

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

$104 - $246

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Bus  •  16h 25m

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

$60 - $180

4 alternative options

Fly Atlanta to Chicago O'Hare  •  4h 7m

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

$70 - $198

Bus to Chattanooga, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 23m

  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

Fly Atlanta to South Bend, bus  •  5h 28m

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

$168 - $468

Drive  •  11h 53m

  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 16h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Atlanta to Chicago is to fly which costs $100 - $250 and takes 3h 46m.

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

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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 16h 25m and costs $60 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3h 46m 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 3h 46m and costs $100 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $180 and takes 16h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Atlanta Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 54m.

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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: 3h 46m

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

Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from Atlanta to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Atlanta to Chicago 4 times a day. Tickets cost $70 - $180 and the journey takes 16h 25m. Megabus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Flights from Atlanta to South Bend
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $450
Flights from Atlanta to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Flights from Atlanta to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Atlanta to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
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 Atlanta, Ga to Chattanooga, Tn
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180

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Chicago is 1h behind Atlanta. It is currently 6:16 AM in Atlanta and 5:16 AM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Atlanta to Chicago is 719 miles. It takes approximately 11h 53m to drive from Atlanta to Chicago.

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

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Book your Atlanta to Chicago bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 763+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Atlanta to Atlanta Airport is to subway which takes 17m and costs $3.

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