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There are 12 ways to get from Chicago to Appalachian Trail 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 Midway to Hartford, bus  •  7h 16m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Hartford (BDL) MDW - BDL
  2. Take the bus from Union Station, Hartford, CT to Danbury Bus Ticket Agency, Danbury, CT

$281 - $558

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia, train  •  8h 40m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ORD - LGA
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to Dover Plains

$88 - $429

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Hartford, bus  •  7h 34m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Hartford (BDL) ORD - BDL
  2. Take the bus from Union Station, Hartford, CT to Danbury Bus Ticket Agency, Danbury, CT

$271 - $499

Fly Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia, train  •  8h 31m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to New York La Guardia (LGA) MDW - LGA
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to Dover Plains

$123 - $548

Fly Chicago Midway to Newark, train  •  8h 15m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Newark (EWR) MDW - EWR
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to Dover Plains

$130 - $435

Fly Chicago O'Hare to White Plains, train  •  9h 1m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to White Plains (HPN) ORD - HPN
  2. Take the train from White Plains to Dover Plains

$223 - $701

Fly Chicago Midway to Albany, train, bus  •  9h 34m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Albany (ALB) MDW - ALB
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Poughkeepsie Train Station to Route 22 North

$203 - $599

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Albany, train, bus  •  9h 53m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Albany (ALB) ORD - ALB
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Poughkeepsie Train Station to Route 22 North

$193 - $410

Bus, train  •  17h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to New York, NY Chicago
  2. Take the train from Harlem-125th St. to Dover Plains Harlem

$124 - $152

Train  •  18h 58m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited

$231 - $482

Bus  •  24h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny
  2. Take the bus from New York, Port Authority to New Paltz
  3. Take the bus from Poughkeepsie Train Station to Route 22 North E

$105 - $181

Drive  •  13h 45m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Appalachian Trail 836.1 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Appalachian Trail is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 13h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Appalachian Trail is to fly and bus which costs $280 - $600 and takes 7h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Appalachian Trail. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Route 22 North via New York, Port Authority, New Paltz Trailways and Poughkeepsie Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 10m.

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The distance between Chicago and Appalachian Trail is 728 miles. The road distance is 836.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Appalachian Trail without a car is to bus and train which takes 17h 33m and costs $120 - $160.

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It takes approximately 7h 16m to get from Chicago to Appalachian Trail, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Appalachian Trail is to train which takes 18h 58m and costs $230 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $190 and takes 24h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Hartford Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Chicago to Appalachian Trail bus services, operated by Dutchess County Public Transit, arrive at Route 22 North station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Appalachian Trail.
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  • Distance: 727.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 16m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Appalachian Trail, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Appalachian Trail once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $350 and the journey takes 18h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Appalachian Trail via New York, Ny, New York, Port Authority, New Paltz Trailways, Poughkeepsie Train Station, and Route 22 North in around 24h 10m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Hartford via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Hartford via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hartford
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hartford via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hartford via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hartford
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hartford via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Hartford via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hartford via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Train operators
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to Dover Plains
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$17 - $20
Off-peak onboard
$24 - $26
Onboard
$26 - $40
At station
$25 - $28
Train from White Plains to Dover Plains
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $29
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$14 - $16
Off-peak onboard
$20 - $22
Onboard
$21 - $29
At station
$18 - $22
Train from Harlem-125th St. to Dover Plains
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$17 - $19
Off-peak onboard
$23 - $25
Onboard
$25 - $35
At station
$24 - $27
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 Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Train from Chicago Union Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
18h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Room
$480 - $700
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Hartford, CT to Danbury Bus Ticket Agency, Danbury, CT
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
peterpanbus.com
Dutchess County Public Transit
Phone
+1 845-473-8424
Email
PublicTransit@DutchessNY.gov
Website
dutchessny.gov
Bus from Poughkeepsie Train Station to Route 22 North
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
dutchessny.gov
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
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 New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, Port Authority to New Paltz
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Appalachian Trail is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 5:10 PM in Chicago and 6:10 PM in Appalachian Trail.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Appalachian Trail is 836 miles. It takes approximately 13h 45m to drive from Chicago to Appalachian Trail.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Hartford Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Appalachian Trail. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23m and costs $2 - $4.

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