There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Arkansas by plane, car, train or bus

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Fly to Fayetteville  •  3h 55m

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

$162 - $480

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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 to Little Rock  •  4h 45m

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

$136 - $409

Fly to Springfield, drive  •  5h 30m

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

$80 - $353

Bus  •  14h 7m

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

$72 - $97

Drive  •  10h 35m

  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 10h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Arkansas is to fly which costs $160 - $480 and takes 3h 55m.

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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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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 13h 17m and costs $70 - $100.

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

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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 55m and costs $160 - $480. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $100 and takes 13h 17m, you could also bus, which costs $70 - $100 and takes 14h 7m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fayetteville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 49m.

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

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Chicago to Bentonville every 3 hours. 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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
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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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
Website
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, Il to Little Rock, Ar
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $150

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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 35m 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 20+ 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 43 min and costs $2 - $5.

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