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

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Fly from Chicago Midway

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Corpus Christi (CRP)

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Corpus Christi

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Corpus Christi (CRP)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Memphis
  2. Take the bus from Memphis, TN to Dallas, Tx - 801 South Riverfront Boulevard
  3. Take the bus from Dallas to Corpus Christi

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to Corpus Christi

Chicago to Corpus Christi by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Chicago and Corpus Christi is around 2 days 2h and covers a distance of around 1467 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 15h 35m. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 2h. Operated by Amtrak and Greyhound USA, the Chicago to Corpus Christi service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Corpus Christi. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
35h 10m
Layover time:
15h 35m
Total time:
2 days 2h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2 days 2h
Journey distance:
1467 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$148
Carbon emissions:
141 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:45
Last service departs at:
13:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Corpus Christi train, walk and bus schedules

Chicago → Corpus Christi
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Rules to follow in United States

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Travel within United States

Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in United States

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800-232-4636

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Corpus Christi is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Corpus Christi is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Corpus Christi is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Centers for Disease control and prevention (CDC).

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Corpus Christi is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 21h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Corpus Christi is to fly which costs $170 - $600 and takes 6h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Corpus Christi. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Corpus Christi via Memphis, TN, Commerce @ Lew Sterrett Crosswalk - E - Ns and Dallas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 53m.

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The distance between Chicago and Corpus Christi is 1124 miles. The road distance is 1358.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Corpus Christi without a car is to bus which takes 34h 53m and costs $170 - $240.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Chicago to Corpus Christi, including transfers.

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Chicago to Corpus Christi bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Corpus Christi is to fly which takes 6h 15m and costs $170 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $240 and takes 34h 53m.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Corpus Christi Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 35m and has one stopover.

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Chicago to Corpus Christi bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Corpus Christi station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Corpus Christi.
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  • Distance: 1123.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 15m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Corpus Christi, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Chicago to Corpus Christi every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Corpus Christi via Memphis, Memphis, TN, Dallas, Tx - 801 South Riverfront Boulevard, Commerce @ Lew Sterrett Crosswalk - E - Ns, Commerce @ Austin - E - Ns, and Dallas in around 34h 53m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Corpus Christi via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Corpus Christi via New Orleans, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Corpus Christi via San Antonio, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Corpus Christi via Nashville, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Corpus Christi via Atlanta, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Corpus Christi via Omaha, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Corpus Christi via St. Louis, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Corpus Christi via Memphis, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Corpus Christi via Dallas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Corpus Christi via Dallas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Corpus Christi via Nashville, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Corpus Christi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Corpus Christi via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
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 San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
32h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Premium
$370 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$250 - $380
Business Seat
$270 - $390
Bus operators
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 to Memphis
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Dallas to Corpus Christi
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from San Antonio to Corpus Christi
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $60
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Memphis, TN to Dallas, Tx - 801 South Riverfront Boulevard
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$60 - $75

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Corpus Christi is 1358 miles. It takes approximately 21h 53m to drive from Chicago to Corpus Christi.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Corpus Christi Airport.

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There are 96+ hotels available in Corpus Christi. 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 $1 - $5.

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