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

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Fly to Anchorage  •  8h 54m

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

$214 - $657

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Fly to Kenai, drive  •  13h 40m

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

$327 - $728

Train, car ferry  •  5 days 16h

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

$873 - $3,739

Bus, car ferry  •  7 days 0h

  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 23h

  1. Drive from Chicago to Anchorage 3631 miles

$350 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Anchorage is to fly which costs $210 - $700 and takes 8h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Anchorage is to fly which costs $210 - $700 and takes 8h 54m.

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The distance between Chicago and Anchorage is 2867 miles. The road distance is 3631 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Anchorage without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 5 days 16h and costs $850 - $3,800.

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It takes approximately 8h 54m to get from Chicago to Anchorage, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Anchorage Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h 40m.

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Anchorage is 3h behind Chicago. It is currently 10:00 PM in Chicago and 7:00 PM in Anchorage.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Anchorage is 3631 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 23h to drive from Chicago to Anchorage.

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Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Anchorage Airport.

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There are 96+ hotels available in Anchorage. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Anchorage.
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  • Distance: 2866.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 54m

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

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines fly from Chicago to Anchorage hourly.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kenai via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kenai via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
12h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kenai via Los Angeles, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
14h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 21m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Houston
Ave. Duration
11h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 9m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
11h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11h 29m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,500
Ravn Alaska
Website
flyravn.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kenai via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,800
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 Everett Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
44h 23m
Frequency
Twice 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
Train from Everett Amtrak Station to Bellingham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Alaska Railroad
Phone
800.544.0552 / 907.265.2494
Email
reservations@akrr.com
Website
alaskarailroad.com
Train from Whittier to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$30 - $95
Goldstar Service
$150 - $180
Bus operators
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 Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
47h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
30h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
2h 15m
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
3 days 13h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$550 - $2,800
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$550 - $800
Vehicle
$1,900 - $2,800

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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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