Travel from Chicago to Alabama

Bus or fly from Chicago to Alabama?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Birmingham 4 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Birmingham once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $150 and the journey takes 12 h 16 min. Greyhound USA also services this route once daily.

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How to get from Chicago to Alabama

From Adams/Wabash subway to Chicago Midway airport, fly to Birmingham airport, then line 20 bus to Birmingham. 3 h 41 min $215. From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Huntsville airport, then taxi to Huntsville. 3 h 42 min $334. From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Birmingham airport, then line 20 bus to Birmingham. 4 h 18 min $206. From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Mobile airport, then taxi to Mobile. 4 h 28 min $359. From Chicago Union Station Amtrak train to Central Station, line 12 bus to Hudson Transit Center, bus to American Way Transit Center, walk to Memphis, then Megabus to Birmingham. 16 h 9 min $186. From Chicago, IL bus to Chattanooga, TN then bus to Birmingham, AL. 16 h 21 min $100. From Chicago Union Station Amtrak train to Central Station, line 12 bus to Hudson Transit Center, line 4 bus to Memphis, TN, then bus to Birmingham, AL. 16 h 35 min $207. From Chicago, IL bus to Nashville, TN then bus to Birmingham, AL. 17 h 18 min $33. From Chicago drive to Birmingham. 10 h 49 min $79.
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      1 Fly Chicago Midway to Birmingham
      • One-Way approx: USD $184 - $436
      • Duration: 3 h 41 min
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      2 Fly Chicago O'Hare to Huntsville
      • One-Way approx: USD $232 - $435
      • Duration: 3 h 42 min
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      3 Fly Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham
      • One-Way approx: USD $174 - $337
      • Duration: 4 h 18 min
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      4 Fly Chicago O'Hare to Mobile
      • One-Way approx: USD $247 - $610
      • Duration: 4 h 28 min
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      • Duration: 16 h 35 min
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      9 Drive
      • One-Way approx: USD $65 - $95
      • Duration: 10 h 49 min
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