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

Recommended option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville  •  3 h 47 min

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

$209 - $468

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 48 min

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

$70 - $165

7 alternative options

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock  •  5 h 7 min

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

$188 - $391

Fly Chicago Midway to Little Rock  •  6 h 11 min

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

$188 - $490

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Memphis, bus  •  5 h 50 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  •  5 h 33 min

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

$156 - $672

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Springfield, drive  •  5 h 22 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

Drive  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Little Rock 654.8 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

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 47 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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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Chicago to Arkansas, including transfers.

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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 W 7th & Battery via Washington & Main and River Cities Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Little Rock Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 17 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 47 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Little Rock via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 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
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Little Rock via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170

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