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

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville  •  3h 59m

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

$152 - $430

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Train  •  13h 17m

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

$70 - $100

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock  •  4h 40m

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

$86 - $199

Fly Chicago Midway to Little Rock  •  5h 50m

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

$116 - $489

Fly Chicago Midway to Memphis, drive  •  4h 28m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Memphis (MEM) MDW - MEM
  2. Drive from Memphis to Jonesboro

$110 - $287

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Memphis, drive  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Memphis (MEM) ORD - MEM
  2. Drive from Memphis to Jonesboro

$150 - $187

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

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

$124 - $623

Bus  •  19h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Memphis "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Memphis to Little Rock "Greyhound"

$90 - $122

Drive  •  10h 37m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Little Rock 654.7 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 10h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Arkansas is to fly which costs $150 - $430 and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Arkansas. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Arkansas State Capitol via Memphis, Washington & Main and River Cities Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h.

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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 13h 17m.

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It is 532 miles from Chicago to Arkansas. It is approximately 654.7 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Arkansas without a car is to train which takes 13h 17m and costs $70 - $100.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Chicago to Arkansas, including transfers.

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

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Chicago to Arkansas train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Arkansas is to fly which takes 3h 59m and costs $150 - $430. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $100 and takes 13h 17m, you could also bus, which costs $90 - $130 and takes 19h.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Arkansas.
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  • Distance: 532.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 59m

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Rogers 4 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Little Rock Union Station once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $100 and the journey takes 13h 17m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Little Rock via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Flights from Chicago Midway to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Flights from Chicago Midway to Little Rock via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Flights from Chicago Midway to Little Rock via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Flights from Chicago Midway to Little Rock via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Flights from Chicago Midway to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $270
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
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
13h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Premium
$270 - $370
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Seat
$140 - $210
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 to Memphis
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Memphis to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60

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

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Chicago to Arkansas bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Little Rock 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 10h 37m 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 19+ hotels available in Arkansas. Prices start at $100 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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