There are 12 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.

Recommended option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton  •  5 h 12 min

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

$214 - $426

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  19 h 50 min

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

$93 - $229

10 alternative options

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

  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

$280 - $520

Fly Chicago Midway to Newark, bus  •  6 h 47 min

  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 Midway to Philadelphia, bus  •  6 h 58 min

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

$156 - $476

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia, bus  •  7 h 21 min

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

$146 - $527

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg, bus  •  7 h 14 min

  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  •  19 h 47 min

  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  •  22 h 33 min

  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 Station to Allentown 306

$216 - $590

Train, bus  •  23 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from New York to Allentown, PA Westbound New York / ...

$145 - $418

Train, bus #2  •  28 h 31 min

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

$157 - $435

Drive  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Allentown 732.3 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Allentown is to fly which costs $210 - $430 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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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 19 h 50 min.

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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 19 h 47 min and costs $120 - $160.

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min 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 5 h 12 min and costs $210 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $160 and takes 19 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Allentown.
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  • Distance: 639.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 12 min

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

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines 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, 42 St - Bryant Pk, New York, Bethlehem, PA, and Columbia&westerw in around 19 h 47 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Covington
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
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
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
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 New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
25 h 41 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Martz Trailways
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from Wilkes-Barre, PA to Allentown, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
Bus from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Allentown, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $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
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com
Bus from New York to Bethlehem, PA
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com
Bus from New York to Allentown, PA
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com
Bieber Transportation Group
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.

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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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to Newark, Nj
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from Newark, Nj to Allentown, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from New York, Ny to Allentown, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
D&J Bus
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
14 h
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
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com

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