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There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Blacksburg by plane, bus, car or train

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Fly to Roanoke, bus  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Roanoke (ROA) ORD - ROA
  2. Take the bus from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport to VT Squires Student Center

$243 - $449

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Bus, Megabus  •  24h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Washington, Dc 1602 / ...
  2. Take the Megabus from Washington DC to Blacksburg, VA - Virginia Tech

$102 - $230

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Fly to Lewisburg, drive  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lewisburg (LWB) ORD - LWB
  2. Drive from Lewisburg to Blacksburg

$150 - $717

Train, bus  •  26h 22m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Roanoke Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Campbell Court to VT Squires Student Center

$182 - $507

Drive  •  11h

  1. Drive from Chicago to Blacksburg 626 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Blacksburg is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Blacksburg is to fly and drive which costs $150 - $750 and takes 5h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Blacksburg. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Blacksburg, VA - Virginia Tech via Washington DC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 40m.

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The distance between Chicago and Blacksburg is 503 miles. The road distance is 626 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Blacksburg without a car is to bus and Megabus which takes 24h 40m and costs $100 - $230.

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It takes approximately 5h 47m to get from Chicago to Blacksburg, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Roanoke Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Chicago to Blacksburg bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Blacksburg, VA - Virginia Tech station.

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Blacksburg is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 4:54 PM in Chicago and 5:54 PM in Blacksburg.

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  • Distance: 503.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 47m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Blacksburg, VA, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Blacksburg via Washington, Dc and Washington DC in around 24h 40m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Roanoke via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Roanoke via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lewisburg
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Roanoke via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
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 Charlottesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Roanoke Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Bus operators
Valley Metro Roanoke
Phone
+1 540-982-0305
Website
valleymetro.com
Bus from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport to VT Squires Student Center
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
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Bus from Campbell Court to VT Squires Student Center
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
valleymetro.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.

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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 Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $180
Megabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Blacksburg is 626 miles. It takes approximately 11h to drive from Chicago to Blacksburg.

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

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There are 31+ hotels available in Blacksburg. Prices start at $53 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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