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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Billings by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Billings (BIL) ORD - BIL

$240 - $677

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Bus  •  29h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Billings, MT 933

$197 - $284

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Fly from Chicago Midway  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Billings (BIL) MDW - BIL

$340 - $876

Train, bus  •  28h 59m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Billings, MT 933

$228 - $407

Night bus, bus  •  29h 54m

  1. Take the night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Minneapolis, Mn 4730
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Billings, MT 933

$205 - $339

Train, bus via Denver, CO  •  31h 16m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Denver Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Billings, MT 701

$253 - $564

Drive  •  19h 53m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Billings 1289.7 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Billings is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 19h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Billings is to fly which costs $240 - $700 and takes 5h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Billings. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Billings, MT via Minneapolis, MN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 13m.

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The distance between Chicago and Billings is 1078 miles. The road distance is 1289.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Billings without a car is to train and bus which takes 28h 59m and costs $220 - $410.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from Chicago to Billings, including transfers.

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Chicago to Billings bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Chicago station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Billings is to fly which takes 5h 4m and costs $240 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $190 - $290 and takes 29h 13m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Billings Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 18m.

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Chicago to Billings bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Billings, MT station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Billings.
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  • Distance: 1077.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 4m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Billings, MT, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Chicago to Billings every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Billings via Minneapolis, MN and Minneapolis, MN in around 29h 13m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Billings via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Billings via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Billings via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Billings via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Billings
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Billings via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Billings via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Billings via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,600
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Train from Chicago Union Station to Denver Union Station
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $400
Room
$500 - $750
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $230
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Buffalo, WY to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
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
Night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
expressarrow.com

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Billings is 1h behind Chicago. It is currently 2:48 AM in Chicago and 1:48 AM in Billings.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Billings is 1290 miles. It takes approximately 19h 53m to drive from Chicago to Billings.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Billings Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Billings. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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

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