Duration 6h 11m
Distance 2136.2 miles
Average price $250
Possible routes 9 found

Berkeley to Chicago

Rome2rio has found 9 ways to get from Berkeley to Chicago by flight, subway, train, bus and car. We recommend flying from Oakland to Chicago Midway, which is the fastest option and takes around 6h 11m.
Recommended route
Fastest
6h 11m
$152 - $615
Alternative routes
6h 41m
$112 - $396

BART to San Francisco, fly to Chicago O'Hare

  1. MacArthur
  2. San Francisco
  3. Chicago
6h 56m
Cheapest
$81 - $329

BART to San Francisco, fly to Chicago Midway

  1. MacArthur
  2. San Francisco
  3. Chicago
6h 51m
$151 - $408

BART to San Jose, fly to Chicago Midway

  1. Downtown Berkeley
  2. San Jose
  3. Chicago
7h 31m
$184 - $443

BART to San Jose, fly to Chicago O'Hare

  1. Downtown Berkeley
  2. San Jose
  3. Chicago
7h 58m
$154 - $474

Train

  1. Emeryville Amtrak Station
  2. Chicago
2 days 3h
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$210 - $300

Bus

  1. W Oakland BART
  2. Reno, Nv
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Champaign, Il
  5. Chicago
2 days 6h
$251 - $382

Drive

  1. Berkeley
  2. Chicago
32h 32m
$200 - $310

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Berkeley to Chicago? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

The cheapest way to get from Berkeley to Chicago is to BART and fly which costs $80 - $330 and takes 6h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Berkeley to Chicago is to fly which costs $150 - $650 and takes 6h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berkeley to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Shattuck Av:Durant Av and arriving at Chicago, Il via W Oakland BART, Reno, Nv, Denver, CO and Champaign, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Emeryville Amtrak Station station and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 days 3h.

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The distance between Berkeley and Chicago is 1856 miles. The road distance is 2136.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Berkeley to Chicago without a car is to train which takes 2 days 3h and costs $210 - $300.

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It takes approximately 6h 11m to get from Berkeley to Chicago, including transfers.

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Berkeley to Chicago bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from W Oakland BART station.

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Berkeley to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Emeryville Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Berkeley to Chicago is to fly which takes 6h 11m and costs $150 - $650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $210 - $300 and takes 2 days 3h, you could also bus, which costs $250 - $390 and takes 2 days 6h.

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The quickest flight from Oakland Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h.

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

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Chicago is 2h ahead of Berkeley. It is currently 6:30 PM in Berkeley and 8:30 PM in Chicago.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berkeley to Chicago is 2136 miles. It takes approximately 32h 32m to drive from Berkeley to Chicago.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Oakland Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 1022+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $112 USD per night.

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How to travel from Berkeley to Chicago

Find all the possible transport options for your trip from Berkeley to Chicago right here. Rome2rio displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best. Click the map below to see more travel options.

What companies run services between Berkeley and Chicago?

Southwest Airlines flies from Berkeley to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Berkeley to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $210 - $300 and the journey takes 2 days 3h.
Airlines
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300

Chicago, United States

The Windy City, the third-largest in the US, is located alongside majestic Lake Michigan. Home to many world-class attractions, Chi-Town is easily one of the most visited cities in the country. Watch the Chicago Cubs at baseball stalwart Wrigley Field, go wild at Lincoln Park Zoo or wander down the Riverwalk for that big city feel, Get your dose of culture at one of the many museums, or head to the top of 360 Chicago (formerly the John Hancock Observatory) for some sky-high panoramic city views. Visit the Navy Pier for sightseeing by boat, and indulge in the dizzying flavours of the city’s unique deep-dish pizza.

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