There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Colorado Springs by plane, train, bus 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 Chicago O'Hare to Colorado Springs  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Colorado Springs (COS) ORD - COS

$222 - $695

Cheapest option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Denver  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Denver (DEN) ORD - DEN

$82 - $285

5 alternative options

Fly Chicago Midway to Denver  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Denver (DEN) MDW - DEN

$132 - $384

Train, bus  •  22 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lamar Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Lamar, CO to Kit Carson, CO
  3. Take the bus from Kit Carson, CO to Colorado Springs, CO

$157 - $401

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  28 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Denver, CO
  3. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Colorado Springs, Co

$152 - $254

Bus via Amarillo, Tx  •  31 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Amarillo, Tx 1351 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amarillo, Tx to Colorado Springs, Co 7310 / ...

$140 - $355

Drive  •  16 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Colorado Springs 1079.7 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Colorado Springs is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 16 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Colorado Springs is to fly which costs $220 - $700 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Colorado Springs. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Colorado Springs, Co via Champaign, IL and Denver, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 46 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Colorado Springs is 933 miles. The road distance is 1079.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Colorado Springs without a car is to train and bus which takes 22 h 22 min and costs $150 - $410.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Chicago to Colorado Springs, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Colorado Springs is to fly which takes 4 h 33 min and costs $220 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $260 and takes 28 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Colorado Springs.
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  • Distance: 933.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Colorado Springs, CO, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Colorado Springs hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Colorado Springs via Champaign, Il, Champaign, IL, Denver, CO, and Denver, Co in around 28 h 46 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Denver via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Colorado Springs
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Colorado Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Denver via Rapid City
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Colorado Springs
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Colorado Springs via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $370
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
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 Lamar Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $360
Room
$500 - $700
Bus operators
Outback Express
Website
outbackexpress.tripod.com
Bus from Lamar, CO to Kit Carson, CO
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
outbackexpress.tripod.com
Bus from Kit Carson, CO to Colorado Springs, CO
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
outbackexpress.tripod.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.

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 Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Denver, Co to Colorado Springs, Co
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Chicago, Il to Amarillo, Tx
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $170
Flexible
$200 - $260
Bus from Amarillo, Tx to Colorado Springs, Co
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
Burlington Trailways
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
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Colorado Springs, CO
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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