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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Bradenton by plane, bus or car

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Sarasota/Bradenton  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) ORD - SRQ

$212 - $557

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Fly Chicago Midway to Tampa, bus  •  8h 3m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Tampa (TPA) MDW - TPA
  2. Take the bus from Tampa, FL - McDonalds to Bradenton, FL - McDonalds

$133 - $822

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Tampa, bus  •  8h 19m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Tampa (TPA) ORD - TPA
  2. Take the bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center
  3. Take the bus from Tampa, FL - McDonalds to Bradenton, FL - McDonalds

$133 - $923

Bus  •  24h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Bradenton, FL Atlanta route

$257 - $286

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  32h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Tallahassee, Fl
  3. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Tampa, Fl
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Tampa, FL to Bradenton, FL

Drive  •  19h 54m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Bradenton 1214.3 miles

$110 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Bradenton is to drive which costs $110 - $180 and takes 19h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Bradenton is to fly which costs $210 - $600 and takes 5h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Bradenton. However, there are services departing from Chicago Amtrak, Il and arriving at Bradenton, FL via Atlanta, Ga, Tallahassee, Fl and Tampa, FL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 37m.

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The distance between Chicago and Bradenton is 1040 miles. The road distance is 1214.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Bradenton without a car is to bus which takes 24h 29m and costs $250 - $290.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m to get from Chicago to Bradenton, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Bradenton is to fly which takes 5h 31m and costs $210 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $250 - $290 and takes 24h 29m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Sarasota/Bradenton Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 44m.

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Chicago to Bradenton bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Bradenton, FL station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Bradenton.
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  • Distance: 1039.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 31m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Bradenton, FL, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Chicago to Bradenton hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Bradenton via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Civic Center Station, Doraville Station, Doraville Station, Buford Hwy@Longmire, Atlanta, GA, and Bradenton, FL in around 24h 29m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sarasota/Bradenton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sarasota/Bradenton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tampa via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sarasota/Bradenton
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sarasota/Bradenton via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,700
Bus operators
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Tampa, FL - McDonalds to Bradenton, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
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American Bus Tickets
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Phone
+1 813-254-4278
Website
gohart.org
Bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
HART
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from TPA Rental Car Facility eastbound to Marion Transit Parking Lot
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Bradenton, FL
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.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 Amtrak, Il to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$55 - $85
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Tampa, FL to Bradenton, FL
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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More Questions & Answers

Bradenton is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 3:22 AM in Chicago and 4:22 AM in Bradenton.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Bradenton is 1214 miles. It takes approximately 19h 54m to drive from Chicago to Bradenton.

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

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There are 1715+ hotels available in Bradenton. Prices start at $157 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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