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There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Arkansas by plane, car, bus or train

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 O'Hare to Fayetteville  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Fayetteville (XNA) ORD - XNA

$209 - $468

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Bus  •  15 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Little Rock, Ar 1227

$70 - $165

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Little Rock (LIT) ORD - LIT

$188 - $391

Fly Chicago Midway to Little Rock  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Little Rock (LIT) MDW - LIT

$188 - $490

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Springfield, drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Springfield (SGF) ORD - SGF
  2. Drive from Springfield to Rogers

$174 - $383

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Memphis, bus  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Memphis (MEM) ORD - MEM
  2. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Jonesboro, Ar

$146 - $493

Fly Chicago Midway to Memphis, bus  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Memphis (MEM) MDW - MEM
  2. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Jonesboro, Ar

$156 - $672

Train  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Little Rock Union Station Texas Eagle

$90 - $250

Drive  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Little Rock 654.8 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Arkansas is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Arkansas is to fly which costs $200 - $470 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Arkansas. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Arkansas State Capitol via Verizon Plaza and River Cities Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Little Rock Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 17 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Arkansas is 532 miles. The road distance is 654.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Arkansas without a car is to train which takes 13 h 17 min and costs $90 - $250.

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Chicago to Arkansas, including transfers.

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

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Chicago to Arkansas train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Arkansas is to fly which takes 3 h 55 min and costs $200 - $470. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $90 - $250 and takes 13 h 17 min, you could also bus, which costs $70 - $170 and takes 15 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Arkansas.
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  • Distance: 532.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Arkansas, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Bentonville every 2 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Little Rock once daily. Tickets cost $90 - $250 and the journey takes 13 h 17 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Little Rock via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Little Rock via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Little Rock via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $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 Little Rock Union Station
Ave. Duration
13 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$180 - $250
Room
$370 - $550
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 Memphis, Tn to Jonesboro, Ar
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Chicago, Il to Little Rock, Ar
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fayetteville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Chicago to Arkansas bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Little Rock, Ar station.

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Chicago to Arkansas train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Little Rock Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Arkansas is 655 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 35 min to drive from Chicago to Arkansas.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fayetteville Airport.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Arkansas. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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