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

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Boise (BOI) ORD - BOI

$183 - $656

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Fly from Chicago Midway  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Boise (BOI) MDW - BOI

$183 - $655

Train, bus  •  43 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Salt Lake City Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Boise, Id 1337

$248 - $715

Bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Denver, CO
  3. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Boise, Id

$229 - $464

Drive  •  26 h

  1. Drive from Chicago to Boise 1703.3 miles

$160 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Boise is to drive which costs $160 - $250 and takes 26 h.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Boise is to fly which costs $180 - $700 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Boise. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Boise, Id via Champaign, IL and Denver, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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The distance between Chicago and Boise is 1456 miles. The road distance is 1703.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Boise without a car is to train and bus which takes 43 h 35 min and costs $240 - $750.

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It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from Chicago to Boise, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Boise is to fly which takes 6 h 15 min and costs $180 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $220 - $470 and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Boise Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 48 min.

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Chicago to Boise bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boise, Id station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Boise.
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  • Distance: 1456.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Boise, ID, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Chicago to Boise hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Boise via Champaign, Il, Champaign, IL, Denver, CO, and Denver, Co in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boise via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boise via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boise via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boise via San Jose
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boise via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boise via San Diego
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boise via Oakland
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boise
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boise via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boise via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boise via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boise via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boise
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boise via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boise via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boise via Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boise via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Salt Lake City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$360 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$430 - $600
Room
$750 - $1,100
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 Salt Lake City, Ut to Boise, Id
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
Bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Denver, Co to Boise, Id
Ave. Duration
20 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
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Boise is 1 h behind Chicago. It is currently 1:38 PM in Chicago and 12:38 PM in Boise.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Boise is 1703 miles. It takes approximately 26 h to drive from Chicago to Boise.

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

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There are 112+ hotels available in Boise. Prices start at $76 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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