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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Cleveland by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  3h 30m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cleveland (CLE) ORD - CLE

$115 - $488

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Bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Cleveland, Oh 1602 / ...

$30 - $90

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Fly from Chicago Midway  •  3h 15m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Cleveland (CLE) MDW - CLE

$115 - $477

Bus to Milwaukee, fly  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Cleveland (CLE) MKE - CLE

$165 - $693

Train  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station Capitol Limited / ...

$55 - $150

Bus Greyhound Canada  •  11h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrack Station to Detroit, MI - 1001 Howard Street Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Cleveland, Oh 4440 / ...

$51 - $125

Drive  •  5h 39m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Cleveland 344.1 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Cleveland is to bus which costs $30 - $90 and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Cleveland is to fly which costs $110 - $480 and takes 3h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Cleveland, Oh. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Cleveland Amtrak Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 5m.

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The distance between Chicago and Cleveland is 309 miles. The road distance is 344.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Cleveland without a car is to train which takes 6h 5m and costs $55 - $150.

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It takes approximately 3h 30m to get from Chicago to Cleveland, including transfers.

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

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Chicago to Cleveland train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Cleveland is to fly which takes 3h 30m and costs $110 - $490. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $150 and takes 6h 5m, you could also bus, which costs $30 - $90 and takes 6h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Cleveland.
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  • Distance: 308.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 30m

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

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Chicago to Cleveland hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Cleveland 3 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $150 and the journey takes 6h 5m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Milwaukee to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Milwaukee to Cleveland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
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 Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$260 - $360
Bus operators
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.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, Il to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrack Station to Detroit, MI - 1001 Howard Street
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $45
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$55 - $80

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cleveland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 13m.

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Chicago to Cleveland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Cleveland, Oh station.

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Cleveland is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 1:47 PM in Chicago and 2:47 PM in Cleveland.

Chicago to Cleveland train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Cleveland Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Cleveland is 344 miles. It takes approximately 5h 39m to drive from Chicago to Cleveland.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cleveland Airport.

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Book your Chicago to Cleveland bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 149+ hotels available in Cleveland. Prices start at $75 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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