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Recommended option

Fly from Chicago Midway  •  5 h 57 min

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

$183 - $655

4 alternative options

Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 22 min

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

$183 - $656

Train, bus  •  43 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Boise every 2 hours. 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
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boise via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boise via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boise via San Jose
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boise via San Diego
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boise via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boise via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boise via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boise via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boise
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boise via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boise
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boise via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
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
Burlington Trailways

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Boise is 2330 km. The road distance is 2725 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Boise is to fly which takes 5 h 57 min and costs $180 - $700.

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.

It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from Chicago to Boise, including transfers.