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There are 11 ways to get from Chicago to Allentown by plane, bus, train or car

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 Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton  •  5h 6m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) ORD - ABE

$214 - $426

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  19h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Newark, Nj 1604
  2. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Allentown, Pa 4693

$93 - $229

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, bus  •  6h 18m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) ORD - AVP
  2. Take the bus from Wilkes-Barre, PA to Allentown, PA

$277 - $520

Fly Chicago Midway to Newark, bus  •  6h 52m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Newark (EWR) MDW - EWR
  2. Take the bus from Newark Airport to Allentown, PA

$122 - $414

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia, bus  •  7h 44m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Philadelphia (PHL) ORD - PHL
  2. Take the bus from 30th St. Station to Allentown

$147 - $527

Fly Chicago Midway to Philadelphia, bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Philadelphia (PHL) MDW - PHL
  2. Take the bus from 30th St. Station to Allentown

$157 - $476

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg, bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Harrisburg (MDT) ORD - MDT
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Allentown, Pa

$197 - $473

Bus D&J Bus  •  19h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York Djb149 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York to Bethlehem, PA Westbound New York

$127 - $157

Train, bus via Washington Union Station  •  22h 39m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Take the bus from 30th St. Station to Allentown

$217 - $590

Train, bus  •  28h 56m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from 30th St. Station to Allentown Philadelphia

$158 - $435

Drive  •  11h 53m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Allentown 732.3 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Allentown is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 11h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Allentown is to fly which costs $210 - $430 and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Allentown. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Allentown, Pa via Newark, Nj. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 50m.

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The distance between Chicago and Allentown is 640 miles. The road distance is 732.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Allentown without a car is to bus which takes 19h 43m and costs $120 - $160.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Chicago to Allentown, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Allentown is to fly which takes 5h 6m and costs $210 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $160 and takes 19h 43m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 54m.

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Chicago to Allentown bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Allentown, Pa station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Allentown.
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  • Distance: 639.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 6m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Allentown, PA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Allentown every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Allentown via Cermak-Chinatown, Chicago, IL, New York, East Broadway, W 4 St, 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, Bethlehem, PA, and Columbia&westerw in around 19h 43m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Dayton
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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 Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
25h 41m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Amtrak Thruway

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wilkes-Barre, PA to Allentown, PA
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Allentown, PA
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
amtrak.com
Martz Trailways
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from Wilkes-Barre, PA to Allentown, PA
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
Bus from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Allentown, PA
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
Trans-bridge Lines
Phone
+1 610-868-6001
Email
webmaster@transbridgelines.com
Website
transbridgelines.com
Bus from Newark Airport to Allentown, PA
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com
Bus from New York to Bethlehem, PA
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
transbridgelines.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 Harrisburg, Pa to Allentown, Pa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to Newark, Nj
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from Newark, Nj to Allentown, Pa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
D&J Bus
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com

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Allentown is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 11:47 PM in Chicago and 12:47 AM in Allentown.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Allentown is 732 miles. It takes approximately 11h 53m to drive from Chicago to Allentown.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton Airport.

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Book your Chicago to Allentown bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 58+ hotels available in Allentown. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs $2 - $5.

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