There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Durham (Station) by plane, bus, 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 from Chicago Midway, line 700 bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) MDW - RDU
  2. Take the line 700 bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station

$146 - $430

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  24 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center Ssl
  2. Take the bus from Gary, IN to Columbus, OH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Winston Salem, Nc
  4. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Durham, Nc

$91 - $248

5 alternative options

Fly from Chicago O'Hare, line 700 bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) ORD - RDU
  2. Take the line 700 bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station

$136 - $371

Bus  •  22 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Winston Salem, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Durham, Nc

$98 - $244

Train  •  25 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Durham Amtrak Carolinian

$164 - $455

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  30 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Durham Amtrak Carolinian

$178 - $500

Drive  •  13 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Durham (Station) 783.6 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Durham (Station) is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Durham (Station) is to fly and line 700 bus which costs $140 - $430 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Durham (Station) is 623 miles. The road distance is 783.6 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Chicago to Durham (Station), including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Durham (Station). However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Durham, Nc via Toledo, Oh and Winston Salem, Nc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Durham (Station). However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Durham Amtrak via Washington Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 7 min.

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Durham (Station), NC, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Durham (Station) via Toledo, Oh and Winston Salem, Nc in around 22 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chicago to Durham (Station) via Washington Union Station Amtrak in around 25 h 7 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
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 Washington Union Station Amtrak to Durham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
23 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Durham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Bus operators
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
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 Chicago, Il to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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