There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Destin by plane, bus, taxi, train 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 Midway to Valparaiso  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Valparaiso (VPS) MDW - VPS

$202 - $509

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  25 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Tallahassee, Fl
  3. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Ft Walton Beach, Fl

$136 - $243

7 alternative options

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Valparaiso  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Valparaiso (VPS) ORD - VPS

$232 - $1,010

Fly Chicago Midway to Pensacola, bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Pensacola (PNS) MDW - PNS
  2. Take the bus from Pensacola, Fl to Ft Walton Beach, Fl

$222 - $879

Fly Chicago Midway to Panama City, taxi  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Panama City (ECP) MDW - ECP
  2. Take a taxi from Panama City to Destin

$272 - $1,254

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Pensacola, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Pensacola (PNS) ORD - PNS
  2. Take the bus from Pensacola, Fl to Ft Walton Beach, Fl

$222 - $510

Train, bus  •  26 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Pensacola, Fl
  3. Take the bus from Pensacola, Fl to Ft Walton Beach, Fl

$184 - $470

Bus  •  26 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Tallahassee, Fl
  3. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Ft Walton Beach, Fl

$144 - $332

Drive  •  15 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Destin 922.9 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Destin is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 15 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Destin is to fly and taxi which costs $270 - $1,300 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Destin is 800 miles. The road distance is 922.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Chicago to Destin, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Destin, FL, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and Allegiant Air fly from Chicago to Destin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Destin via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Civic Center Station, Five Points Station, Atlanta, Ga, Tallahassee, Fl, and Ft Walton Beach, Fl in around 25 h 26 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Valparaiso via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Valparaiso via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Valparaiso via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Pensacola via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Panama City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pensacola via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Pensacola
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Pensacola via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Pensacola via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Pensacola via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Panama City
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Panama City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Panama City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Panama City via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Valparaiso via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Valparaiso via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pensacola via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Valparaiso via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pensacola
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pensacola via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pensacola
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$490 - $700
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Pensacola, Fl to Ft Walton Beach, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Ft Walton Beach, Fl
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from New Orleans, La to Pensacola, Fl
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Chicago, Il to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
Megabus
Other operators
Taxi from Panama City to Destin
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Red Cabs of Panama City
Phone
+1 850-733-2227
Website
myfloridacabs.com
H2O Shuttle Taxi and Limo
Phone
+1 850-708-2870
Emerald Taxi
Phone
+1 850-792-2546
Website
emeraldtaxiandshuttle.com

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