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

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Fly Chicago Midway to Ithaca  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Ithaca (ITH) MDW - ITH

$174 - $447

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Train, bus  •  15h 32m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY

$93 - $127

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Syracuse, bus  •  6h 4m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Syracuse (SYR) ORD - SYR
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY

$164 - $345

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Rochester, bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Rochester (ROC) ORD - ROC
  2. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY

$184 - $590

Drive  •  11h 25m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Cornell University 677.3 miles

$65 - $100

Chicago Midway (MDW) to Ithaca (ITH) flights

The flight time between Chicago Midway (MDW) and Ithaca (ITH) is around 5h 54m and covers a distance of around 583 miles. The fastest flight normally takes 3h 34m. Services are operated by Delta, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and others. Typically 52 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
5h 54m
Fastest flight journey time:
3h 34m
Flight distance:
583 miles
Flights per week:
52
Cheapest price:
$172
Carbon emissions:
308 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:00
Last flight departs at:
16:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago Midway (MDW) to Ithaca (ITH) flight schedules

Chicago → Cornell University
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Cornell University is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Cornell University is to fly which costs $170 - $450 and takes 6h 3m.

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The distance between Chicago and Cornell University is 575 miles. The road distance is 677.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Cornell University without a car is to train and bus which takes 15h 32m and costs $90 - $130.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Chicago to Cornell University, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Ithaca Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 29m and has one stopover.

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Cornell University is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 11:51 PM in Chicago and 12:51 AM in Cornell University.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Cornell University is 677 miles. It takes approximately 11h 25m to drive from Chicago to Cornell University.

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United Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Ithaca Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Cornell University. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Cornell University.
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  • Distance: 575.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 3m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Cornell University, NY, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Chicago to Cornell University every 4 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ithaca via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Syracuse via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Syracuse via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ithaca via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Syracuse via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ithaca via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ithaca via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ithaca via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Syracuse via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Syracuse via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $320
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Premium
$270 - $380
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Seat
$150 - $220
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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ourbus.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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