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Recommended option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Huntsville  •  3 h 41 min

  1. ORD - HSV

$232 - $435

Cheapest option

Train, night bus  •  14 h 28 min

$76 - $169

5 alternative options

Fly Chicago Midway to Birmingham  •  3 h 47 min

  1. MDW - BHM

$184 - $436

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham  •  4 h 17 min

  1. ORD - BHM

$174 - $337

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Mobile  •  4 h 22 min

  1. ORD - MOB

$247 - $610

Bus  •  20 h 35 min

  1. 1163

$80 - $210

Drive  •  10 h 49 min

  1. 663.5 miles

$65 - $95

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Alabama, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Huntsville every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Birmingham hourly. Tickets cost $80 - $210 and the journey takes 20 h 35 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Huntsville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Huntsville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mobile via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Huntsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mobile via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mobile via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Huntsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mobile
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mobile via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $50
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
20 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $210
Night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Alabama is 961 km. The road distance is 1062 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Alabama is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 10 h 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Alabama is to fly which takes 3 h 41 min and costs $230 - $440.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Birmingham, Al. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Chicago to Alabama, including transfers.