Select from 4 ways to get there

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 Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville  •  3 h 49 min

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

$209 - $468

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  14 h 48 min

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

$70 - $165

6 alternative options

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock, line 10 bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Little Rock (LIT) ORD - LIT
  2. Take the line 10 bus from River Cities Center to 22nd & Main

$188 - $391

Fly Chicago Midway to Little Rock  •  6 h 17 min

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

$188 - $490

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Springfield, drive  •  5 h 26 min

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

$174 - $383

Train  •  13 h 17 min

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

$90 - $250

Bus Megabus  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Little Rock

$75 - $93

Drive  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Little Rock 654.8 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Arkansas is 852 km. The road distance is 1048 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Arkansas is to fly which takes 3 h 49 min and costs $200 - $470.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Arkansas. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at W 7th & Battery via Washington & Main and River Cities Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 48 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Chicago to Arkansas, including transfers.

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Bentonville every 3 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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Little Rock via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Little Rock via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Little Rock via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Little Rock Union Station Amtrak
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
Rock Region Metro
Phone
+1 501-375-6717
Website
rrmetro.org
Bus from River Cities Center to 22nd & Main
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
rrmetro.org
Book at
rrmetro.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Little Rock, Ar
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170

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.