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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia, train, bus  •  7h 20m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Philadelphia (PHL) ORD - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Wilmington
  3. Take the bus from Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr to Federal St @ Water St Ib

$100 - $419

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Fly Chicago Midway to Philadelphia, train, bus  •  7h 1m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Philadelphia (PHL) MDW - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Wilmington
  3. Take the bus from Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr to Federal St @ Water St Ib

$210 - $1,079

Fly Chicago Midway to Baltimore, train, bus  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Baltimore (BWI) MDW - BWI
  2. Take the train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Wilmington
  3. Take the bus from Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr to Federal St @ Water St Ib

$174 - $692

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore, train, bus  •  7h 43m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Baltimore (BWI) ORD - BWI
  2. Take the train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Wilmington
  3. Take the bus from Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr to Federal St @ Water St Ib

$114 - $332

Fly Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington, train, bus  •  7h 37m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Reagan Washington (DCA) MDW - DCA
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington
  3. Take the bus from Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr to Federal St @ Water St Ib

$170 - $1,208

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington, train, bus  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Reagan Washington (DCA) ORD - DCA
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington
  3. Take the bus from Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr to Federal St @ Water St Ib

$140 - $318

Fly Chicago Midway to Washington Dulles, train, bus  •  8h 33m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Washington Dulles (IAD) MDW - IAD
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington
  3. Take the bus from Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr to Federal St @ Water St Ib

$188 - $4,114

Bus via New York  •  17h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to New York, NY - 3 Allen St Chicago
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Dover, DE Nyc

Train, bus via Rockville  •  21h 18m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington
  3. Take the bus from Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr to Duke Of York St @ Legislative Av 301

$119 - $215

Bus  •  23h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Amtrak to Baltimore Downtown
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown to Wilmington
  3. Take the bus from Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr to Federal St @ Water St Ib 301

$101 - $139

Train, bus  •  27h 42m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Wilmington Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr to Federal St @ Water St Ib 301

$108 - $150

Drive  •  13h 18m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Dover 803.3 miles

$75 - $120

Chicago to Dover by bus

The bus journey time between Chicago and Dover is around 23h and covers a distance of around 957 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 23h. Operated by Wanda Coach and Lion VA, the Chicago to Dover bus service departs from Chicago and arrives in Dover, DE. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
23h
Fastest bus time:
23h
Bus distance:
957 miles
Buses per week:
3
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
191 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
20:00
Last bus departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Dover bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Dover is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13h 18m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Dover is to fly and train and bus. Taking this option will cost $210 - $1,100 and takes 7h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Dover. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Dover, DE via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h.

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The distance between Chicago and Dover is 666 miles. The road distance is 803.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Dover without a car is to bus via New York which takes 17h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 20m to get from Chicago to Dover, including transfers.

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Chicago to Dover bus services, operated by Wanda Coach, depart from Chicago station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 57m.

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Chicago to Dover bus services, operated by Lion VA, arrive at Dover, DE station.

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Dover is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 8:13 AM in Chicago and 9:13 AM in Dover.

Map of how to get from Chicago to Dover.
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  • Distance: 666.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 20m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Dover, DE, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Dover via New York, NY - 3 Allen St and New York, NY in around 17h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Covington
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Flights from Chicago Midway to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $150
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Syracuse
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $220
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $330
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Chicago Midway to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
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 Philadelphia to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$170 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Business Seat
$27 - $40
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Train from Chicago Union Station to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
25h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $320
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
Train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $130
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
septa.org
Bus operators
DART First State
Phone
+1 800-652-3278
Website
dartfirststate.com
Bus from Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr to Federal St @ Water St Ib
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
DART First State
Bus from Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr to Duke Of York St @ Legislative Av
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
DART First State
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY - 3 Allen St
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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GoTo Bus
Lion VA
Phone
+1-917-398-0398
Email
help@ilikebus.com
Website
lionva.com
Bus from New York, NY to Dover, DE
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
lionva.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.

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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 Amtrak to Baltimore Downtown
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180
Bus from Baltimore Downtown to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$30 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Dover is 803 miles. It takes approximately 13h 18m to drive from Chicago to Dover.

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

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There are 18+ hotels available in Dover. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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