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There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Akron by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train, bus  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Akron, Oh 4440 / ...

$61 - $86

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Megabus, bus  •  10h 38m

  1. Take the Megabus from Chicago, IL to Cleveland
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, OH to Akron, OH Route C / ...

$37 - $71

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Bus  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Akron, Oh 1620 / ...

$40 - $80

Drive  •  5h 58m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Akron 365.9 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Akron  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Akron (CAK) ORD - CAK

$144 - $437

Fly Chicago Midway to Cleveland, bus  •  5h 48m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Cleveland (CLE) MDW - CLE
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Akron, Oh

$128 - $496

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Cleveland, bus  •  6h 11m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cleveland (CLE) ORD - CLE
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Akron, Oh

$128 - $507

Fly Chicago Midway to Pittsburgh, bus  •  7h 12m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Pittsburgh (PIT) MDW - PIT
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Akron, Oh

$162 - $352

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Pittsburgh, bus  •  7h 32m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Pittsburgh (PIT) ORD - PIT
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Akron, Oh

$142 - $433

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Akron is to Megabus and bus which costs $35 - $75 and takes 10h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Akron is to fly which costs $140 - $440 and takes 5h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Akron, Oh. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 50m.

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The distance between Chicago and Akron is 323 miles. The road distance is 365.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Akron without a car is to train and bus which takes 8h 16m and costs $60 - $90.

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It takes approximately 8h 16m to get from Chicago to Akron, including transfers.

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Chicago to Akron bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Akron is to bus which takes 9h 50m and costs $40 - $80. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $140 - $440 and takes 5h 2m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Akron Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 23m.

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Chicago to Akron bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Akron, Oh station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Akron.
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  • Distance: 322.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 16m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Akron, OH, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Akron once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 9h 50m. Barons Bus also services this route once daily. Alternatively, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Chicago to Akron every 4 hours.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Akron
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Akron
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cleveland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cleveland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pittsburgh via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $130
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 Cleveland, Oh to Akron, Oh
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $16
Flexible
$27 - $40
Bus from Chicago, Il to Akron, Oh
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $110
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Akron, Oh
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Akron, OH
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
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baronsbus.com
Bus from Cleveland, OH to Akron, OH
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Book at
baronsbus.com

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Akron is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 3:29 PM in Chicago and 4:29 PM in Akron.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Akron is 366 miles. It takes approximately 5h 58m to drive from Chicago to Akron.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Akron Airport.

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Book your Chicago to Akron bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 71+ hotels available in Akron. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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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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