Directions from Atlanta to Chicago

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Recommended option

Fly to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 40 min

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

$104 - $246

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 25 min

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

$55 - $180

3 alternative options

Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 1 min

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

$70 - $198

Fly to South Bend, bus  •  5 h 23 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

Drive  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Atlanta to Chicago 719.1 miles

$70 - $110

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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Atlanta to South Bend
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $450
Flights from Atlanta to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $450
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Atlanta to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Atlanta to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Atlanta and Chicago is 947 km. The road distance is 1151 km.

The cheapest way to get from Atlanta to Chicago is to bus which costs $55 - $180 and takes 16 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Atlanta to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 40 min and costs $100 - $250.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Atlanta to Chicago, including transfers.