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.

Recommended option

Fly to Anchorage  •  8 h 58 min

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

$214 - $657

4 alternative options

Fly to Kenai, drive  •  13 h 8 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  •  5 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station 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  •  6 days 23 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 58 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Anchorage is to fly which costs $210 - $700 and takes 8 h 58 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Chicago to Anchorage without a car is to train and bus and car ferry which takes 5 days 15 h and costs $850 - $3,800.

More details

It takes approximately 8 h 58 min to get from Chicago to Anchorage, including transfers.

More details

The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Anchorage Airport is the direct flight which takes 6 h 43 min.

Search flights

Anchorage is 3 h behind Chicago. It is currently 10:14 AM in Chicago and 7:14 AM in Anchorage.

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

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

There are 103+ hotels available in Anchorage. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Chicago to Anchorage.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 2866.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 58 min

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 hourly.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Portland
Ave. Duration
10 h 47 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kenai via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kenai via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kenai via Los Angeles, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
14 h 37 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Ravn Alaska
Website
flyravn.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kenai via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Everett Amtrak
Ave. Duration
44 h 23 min
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
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

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 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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Everett Amtrak to Bellingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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
3 days 13 h
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

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.