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

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Fly  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Calgary (YYC) ORD - YYC

$210 - $453

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Vancouver, Bc
  3. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB

$426 - $952

Train, drive, bus  •  4 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Everett Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Everett Amtrak Station to Bellingham Amtrak Station
  3. Drive from Bellingham Amtrak Station to Prince Rupert
  4. Take the train from Prince Rupert to Jasper
  5. Take the bus from Jasper, AB to Calgary Downtown, AB

$653 - $1,404

Train, bus, drive  •  4 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Everett Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Everett, Wa to Bellingham, Wa
  3. Drive from Bellingham, Wa to Prince Rupert
  4. Take the train from Prince Rupert to Jasper
  5. Take the bus from Jasper, AB to Calgary Downtown, AB

$640 - $1,382

Drive  •  27 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Calgary 1703.2 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Calgary is to drive which costs $220 - $330 and takes 27 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Calgary is to fly which costs $210 - $460 and takes 7 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Calgary. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Wb 40 Av Nw @ 4 St Nw via Los Angeles, Ca, Vancouver, BC and Wb 32 Av Ne @ 26 St Ne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 22 h.

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The distance between Chicago and Calgary is 1407 miles. The road distance is 1703.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Calgary without a car is to bus which takes 3 days 22 h and costs $420 - $950.

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It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from Chicago to Calgary, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Calgary is to fly which takes 7 h 11 min and costs $210 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $420 - $950 and takes 3 days 22 h.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 40 min.

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Chicago to Calgary bus services, operated by Rider Express, arrive at Calgary, AB station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Calgary.
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  • Distance: 1407.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 11 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Calgary, AB, Canada?

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Chicago to Calgary hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Calgary via Los Angeles, Ca, Vancouver, Bc, Vancouver, BC, and Wb 32 Av Ne @ 26 St Ne in around 3 days 22 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
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 Everett Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
44 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Everett Amtrak Station to Bellingham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Prince Rupert to Jasper
Ave. Duration
33 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$100 - $130
Economy
$130 - $190
EconomyPlus
$160 - $230
Business
$230 - $330
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
47 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
32 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $310
Bus from Everett, Wa to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Brewster Express
Phone
1-866-606-6700
Website
banffjaspercollection.com
Bus from Jasper, AB to Calgary Downtown, AB
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com
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 Everett Amtrak Station to Bellingham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Calgary is 1 h behind Chicago. It is currently 8:01 AM in Chicago and 7:01 AM in Calgary.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Calgary is 1703 miles. It takes approximately 27 h 55 min to drive from Chicago to Calgary.

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

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There are 256+ hotels available in Calgary. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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

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