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There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Abilene by plane, taxi, car, shuttle, train or bus

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 Chicago O'Hare to Manhattan, taxi  •  3h 59m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Manhattan (MHK) ORD - MHK
  2. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Abilene

$292 - $855

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Train, drive  •  13h 1m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Newton Amtrak Station Southwest Chief
  2. Drive from Newton Amtrak Station to Abilene

$78 - $110

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Salina  •  4h 10m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Salina (SLN) ORD - SLN

$252 - $835

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower, drive  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower (ICT) ORD - ICT
  2. Drive from Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower to Abilene

$161 - $340

Fly Chicago Midway to Kansas City, shuttle  •  7h 31m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Kansas City (MCI) MDW - MCI
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Kansas City International Airport, MO to Junction, KS

$312 - $524

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City, shuttle  •  7h 47m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Kansas City (MCI) ORD - MCI
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Kansas City International Airport, MO to Junction, KS

$312 - $505

Bus  •  15h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo 1353 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Junction City 1675 / ...

$156 - $210

Bus via Des Moines  •  19h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO 803 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Junction City

$181 - $266

Drive  •  10h 57m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Abilene 681.1 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Abilene is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 10h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Abilene is to fly and taxi which costs $290 - $900 and takes 3h 59m.

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The distance between Chicago and Abilene is 547 miles. The road distance is 681.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Abilene without a car is to bus which takes 15h 42m and costs $150 - $210.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Chicago to Abilene, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Abilene is to fly which takes 4h 10m and costs $250 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $210 and takes 15h 42m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Manhattan Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 41m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Abilene is 681 miles. It takes approximately 10h 57m to drive from Chicago to Abilene.

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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Manhattan Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Abilene. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Abilene.
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  • Distance: 547 miles
  • Duration: 3h 59m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Abilene, KS, USA?

United Airlines flies from Chicago to Abilene 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Abilene via St Louis, Mo and Junction City in around 15h 42m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Salina
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Newton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
11h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Premium
$270 - $380
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $210
Business Seat
$140 - $210
Bus operators
KCI RoadRunner
Website
kciroadrunner.com
Shuttle from Kansas City International Airport, MO to Junction, KS
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$115 - $130
Schedules at
arivalshuttle.com
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 Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Junction City
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $100
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Junction City
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $55
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Other operators
Taxi from Manhattan to Abilene
Ave. Duration
35m
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Go Van Go
Phone
+1-785-410-2005
Website
govangodialataxi.com

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 43m and costs $2 - $5.

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