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There are 11 ways to get from Chicago to Delaware 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.

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia, train  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Philadelphia (PHL) ORD - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station

$179 - $642

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  20h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Baltimore Downtown, Md 1632 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Wilmington, De 3038 / ...

$87 - $212

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Fly Chicago Midway to Philadelphia, train  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Philadelphia (PHL) MDW - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station

$189 - $591

Fly Chicago Midway to Baltimore, train  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Baltimore (BWI) MDW - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station

$171 - $616

Bus to Milwaukee, fly to Philadelphia, train  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Philadelphia (PHL) MKE - PHL
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station

$229 - $647

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore, train  •  6h 54m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Baltimore (BWI) ORD - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station

$146 - $567

Fly Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington, train  •  7h 24m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Reagan Washington (DCA) MDW - DCA
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station

$189 - $656

Bus D&J Bus  •  17h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York Djb149 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chinatown-152 East Broadway to Wilmington, DE - 3 W 4th St.

$106 - $120

Train via Washington Union Station  •  19h 5m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station Acela Express / ...

$189 - $535

Train  •  25h 20m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station Cardinal

$130 - $400

Drive  •  12h 23m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Wilmington 755.7 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Delaware is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Delaware is to fly and train which costs $180 - $600 and takes 4h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Delaware. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Wilmington, DE - 3 W 4th St. via Chinatown-152 East Broadway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Wilmington Amtrak Station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 25h 20m.

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The distance between Chicago and Delaware is 684 miles. The road distance is 755.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Delaware without a car is to bus which takes 17h 40m and costs $100 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Chicago to Delaware, including transfers.

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Chicago to Delaware bus services, operated by D&J Bus, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Delaware is to bus which takes 17h 40m and costs $100 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 19h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Delaware.
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  • Distance: 684.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 9m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Delaware, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Wilmington via New York and Chinatown-152 East Broadway in around 17h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chicago to Wilmington via Washington Union Station in around 19h 5m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to Philadelphia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Dayton
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Milwaukee to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Philadelphia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$50 - $140
First Class Seat
$110 - $150
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $230
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
25h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $400
Room
$500 - $750
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
D&J Bus
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Rockledge Bus
Phone
7577171677VA
Email
climing44@yahoo.com
Website
rockledgebus.com
Bus from Chinatown-152 East Broadway to Wilmington, DE - 3 W 4th St.
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
rockledgebus.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 Amtrak, Il to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $180
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Wilmington, De
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 52m.

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Chicago to Delaware bus services, operated by Rockledge Bus, arrive at Wilmington, DE - 3 W 4th St. station.

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Delaware is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 7:32 AM in Chicago and 8:32 AM in Delaware.

Chicago to Delaware train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Wilmington Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Delaware is 756 miles. It takes approximately 12h 23m to drive from Chicago to Delaware.

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

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There are 15+ hotels available in Delaware. 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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