There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Anchorage by plane, car, train, bus or car ferry

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 to Anchorage  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Anchorage (ANC) ORD - ANC

$214 - $657

4 alternative options

Fly to Kenai, drive  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Kenai (ENA) ORD - ENA
  2. Drive from Kenai to Anchorage

$327 - $728

Train, bus, car ferry  •  6 days 14 h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Everett Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Everett, Wa to Bellingham, Wa
  3. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
  4. Take the train from Whittier to Anchorage

$860 - $3,717

Bus, car ferry  •  7 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bellingham, Wa
  3. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
  4. Take the bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum

$983 - $3,779

Drive  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Drive from Chicago to Anchorage 3631 miles

$350 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Anchorage is to fly which costs $210 - $700 and takes 8 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Anchorage is to fly which takes 8 h 49 min and costs $210 - $700.

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The distance between Chicago and Anchorage is 4587 km. The road distance is 5810 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 49 min to get from Chicago to Anchorage, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Anchorage, AK, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Chicago to Anchorage every 30 minutes.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kenai via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kenai via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Ravn Alaska
Website
flyravn.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kenai via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,800
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Everett Amtrak
Ave. Duration
44 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Alaska Railroad
Phone
800.544.0552 / 907.265.2494
Email
reservations@akrr.com
Website
alaskarailroad.com
Train from Whittier to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$30 - $95
Goldstar Service
$150 - $180
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Everett, Wa to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
Bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
47 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
30 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $300
Park Connection Motor Coach
Website
alaskacoach.com
Bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
alaskacoach.com
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
Ave. Duration
4 days 12 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$550 - $2,800
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$550 - $800
Vehicle
$1,900 - $2,800

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