There are 11 ways to get from Baltimore to Chicago by plane, train, subway, 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 Baltimore to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BWI - MDW

$99 - $406

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Chicago, Il 1607 / ...

$70 - $180

9 alternative options

Fly Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BWI - ORD

$74 - $357

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DCA - ORD

$161 - $527

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DCA - MDW

$166 - $576

Train, subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to New Carrollton Amtrak
  2. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to ROSSLYN station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IAD - ORD

$118 - $566

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PHL - MDW

$218 - $648

Bus to Harrisburg, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 24 min

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

$197 - $469

Train via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  19 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited

$160 - $465

Train  •  25 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Cardinal

$120 - $370

Drive  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Baltimore to Chicago 702.5 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Baltimore to Chicago is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Baltimore to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 1 min and costs $95 - $410.

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The distance between Baltimore and Chicago is 973 km. The road distance is 1124 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from Baltimore to Chicago, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Baltimore Downtown, Md and arriving at Chicago, Il. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 25 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between Baltimore, MD, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Baltimore to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Baltimore to Chicago hourly. Tickets cost $70 - $180 and the journey takes 17 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Clarksburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to New Carrollton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from PENN STATION MARC sb to NEW CARROLLTON MARC sb
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180

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