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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  7 h 30 min

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

$210 - $453

Cheapest option

Bus  •  42 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Grand Forks, ND 927
  3. Take the bus from Grand Forks, ND to Winnipeg Airport
  4. Take the bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB

$197 - $374

4 alternative options

Bus via Fargo, ND  •  41 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Fargo, ND 933 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Fargo, ND to Grand Forks, ND 928
  4. Take the bus from Grand Forks, ND to Winnipeg Airport
  5. Take the bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB

$214 - $442

Train, bus, drive  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Spokane Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Spokane Intermodal, WA to Arden "1" Stop Conoco
  3. Drive from Arden "1" Stop Conoco to Trail
  4. Take the bus from Trail to Calgary, AB

$310 - $885

Train, bus, drive via Christina Lake, BC  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Spokane Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Spokane Intermodal, WA to Kettle Falls, WA
  3. Drive from Kettle Falls, WA to Christina Lake, BC
  4. Take the bus from Christina Lake, BC to Calgary, AB

$303 - $897

Drive  •  27 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Calgary 1703.2 miles

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

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 30 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 Calgary, AB via Hennepin Ave & Maple St, Minneapolis, MN, Fargo, ND, Grand Forks, ND and Winnipeg, MB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 17 min.

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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 41 h 17 min and costs $210 - $450.

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It takes approximately 7 h 30 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 30 min and costs $210 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $210 - $450 and takes 41 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 55 min.

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Chicago to Calgary bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Calgary, AB station.

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Calgary is 1 h behind Chicago. It is currently 1:21 AM in Chicago and 12:21 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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  • Distance: 1407.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 30 min

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

United Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Chicago to Calgary every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Calgary via Minneapolis, Mn, Hennepin Ave & Maple St, Hennepin Ave & 9th St S, Minneapolis, MN, Fargo, ND, Grand Forks, ND, Winnipeg Airport, and Winnipeg, MB in around 41 h 17 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Spokane Amtrak
Ave. Duration
37 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$230 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$410 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,300
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 Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Fargo, ND
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Fargo, ND to Grand Forks, ND
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Grand Forks, ND to Winnipeg Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Grand Forks, ND
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$70 - $110
Online Fare
$95 - $140
Standard Fare
$120 - $180
Refundable
$130 - $190
Bus from Trail to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
Bus from Christina Lake, BC to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$65 - $95
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$90 - $130
Gold Line
Website
gold-line.us
Bus from Spokane Intermodal, WA to Arden "1" Stop Conoco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Schedules at
gold-line.us
Bus from Spokane Intermodal, WA to Kettle Falls, WA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $80
Schedules at
gold-line.us
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Spokane, WA to Kettle Falls, WA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
amtrak.com

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