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.

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Fly Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 16 min

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

$74 - $357

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Bus  •  17 h 10 min

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

$70 - $180

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Fly Baltimore to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 6 min

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

$99 - $406

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 37 min

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

$166 - $576

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 51 min

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

$161 - $527

Train, subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IAD - ORD

$172 - $544

Bus to Harrisburg, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 25 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 to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 22 min

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

$218 - $648

Train via Washington Union Station  •  19 h 20 min

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

$160 - $465

Train  •  25 h 30 min

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

$120 - $370

Drive  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Baltimore to Chicago 702.5 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

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 station and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 25 h 30 min.

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The distance between Baltimore and Chicago is 608 miles. The road distance is 702.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Baltimore to Chicago, including transfers.

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Baltimore to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Baltimore Downtown, Md station.

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Baltimore to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Baltimore Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17 h 10 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 19 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 57 min.

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

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  • Distance: 608 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

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

United Airlines, Spirit Airlines and three other airlines 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
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Staunton
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 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 Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
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 Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
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 to Chicago Union Station
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

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
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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Chicago is 1 h behind Baltimore. It is currently 5:42 PM in Baltimore and 4:42 PM in Chicago.

Baltimore to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Baltimore to Chicago is 702 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 33 min to drive from Baltimore to Chicago.

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Spirit Airlines, Air Canada, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Baltimore Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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Book your Baltimore to Chicago bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Baltimore Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs .

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