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

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Fly Chicago Midway to San Francisco, bus, drive  •  10h 17m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to San Francisco (SFO) MDW - SFO
  2. Take the bus from SFO - San Francisco Airport International to Sonoma County Airport
  3. Drive from Sonoma County Airport to Clearlake

$224 - $705

Cheapest option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco, bus, drive  •  10h 34m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Francisco (SFO) ORD - SFO
  2. Take the bus from SFO - San Francisco Airport International to Sonoma County Airport
  3. Drive from Sonoma County Airport to Clearlake

$98 - $365

3 alternative options

Fly Chicago O'Hare to San Jose, bus, drive  •  12h

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Jose (SJC) ORD - SJC
  2. Take the bus from SFO - San Francisco Airport Domestic to Sonoma County Airport
  3. Drive from Sonoma County Airport to Clearlake

$138 - $415

Train, drive  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Davis California Zephyr
  2. Drive from Davis to Clearlake

$219 - $305

Drive  •  32h 45m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Clearlake 2120.5 miles

$200 - $300

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Clearlake is to fly and bus and drive which costs $95 - $370 and takes 10h 34m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Clearlake is to fly and bus and drive which takes 10h 17m and costs $220 - $750.

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The distance between Chicago and Clearlake is 1850 miles. The road distance is 2120.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 10h 17m to get from Chicago to Clearlake, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 35m.

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Clearlake is 2h behind Chicago. It is currently 12:37 PM in Chicago and 10:37 AM in Clearlake.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Clearlake is 2121 miles. It takes approximately 32h 45m to drive from Chicago to Clearlake.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 18+ hotels available in Clearlake. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs $2 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Clearlake.
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  • Distance: 1850 miles
  • Duration: 10h 17m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Clearlake, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Chicago to Clearlake. However, you can take the subway to Midway, take the walk to Chicago Midway airport, fly to San Francisco, take the walk to SFO - San Francisco Airport International, take the bus to Sonoma County Airport, then take the drive to Clearlake. Alternatively, you can take the subway to O'Hare, take the walk to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to San Francisco, take the walk to SFO - San Francisco Airport International, take the bus to Sonoma County Airport, then take the drive to Clearlake.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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 Davis
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Seat
$480 - $700
Bus operators
Sonoma Airport Express
Phone
+1 707-837-8700
Email
info@airportexpressinc.com
Website
airportexpressinc.com
Bus from SFO - San Francisco Airport International to Sonoma County Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$36 - $42
Schedules at
airportexpressinc.com
Book at
sae.betterez.com
Bus from SFO - San Francisco Airport Domestic to Sonoma County Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$36 - $42
Schedules at
airportexpressinc.com
Book at
sae.betterez.com

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