Directions from Chicago to Cincinnati

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Recommended option

Megabus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Chicago to University of Cincinnati 4511

$28 - $80

9 alternative options

Train Amtrak, bus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati

$53 - $120

Train, bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center Ssl
  2. Take the bus from Gary, In to Cincinnati, Oh 4511

$37 - $83

Train, bus Barons Bus  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center Ssl
  2. Take the bus from Gary, IN to Richmond, IN
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to University of Cincinnati

$43 - $87

Drive  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Cincinnati 289 miles

$28 - $45

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Covington  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Covington (CVG) ORD - CVG

$59 - $327

Fly Chicago Midway to Covington  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Covington (CVG) MDW - CVG

$144 - $706

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Dayton, bus  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Dayton (DAY) ORD - DAY
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh

$148 - $271

Fly Chicago Midway to Cincinnati  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Cincinnati (LUK) MDW - LUK

$273 - $447

Fly Chicago Midway to Louisville, bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Louisville (SDF) MDW - SDF
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh

$169 - $287

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Cincinnati is 403 km. The road distance is 462 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Cincinnati is to Megabus which costs $28 - $80 and takes 5 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Cincinnati is to fly which takes 3 h 34 min and costs $140 - $750.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago and arriving at University of Cincinnati. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

The Megabus from Chicago to University of Cincinnati takes 5 h 5 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Cincinnati, OH, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from Chicago to Cincinnati 4 times a day. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min. Greyhound USA also services this route every 2 hours. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Cincinnati hourly.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Texas Sky
Website
texassky.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $440
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to University of Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Gary, In to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Louisville, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Gary, IN to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $55
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to University of Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $24
Schedules at
baronsbus.com

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