There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Edmonton 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.

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Fly Chicago Midway to Edmonton  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Edmonton (YEG) MDW - YEG

$209 - $391

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Edmonton  •  10 h

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Edmonton (YEG) ORD - YEG

$179 - $362

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Red Deer, bus  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Red Deer (YQF) ORD - YQF
  2. Take the bus from Red Deer - Radisson to Edmonton - Downtown Office

$317 - $850

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Calgary, bus  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Calgary (YYC) ORD - YYC
  2. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport to Edmonton - Downtown Office

$247 - $510

Bus via Fargo, ND  •  41 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Fargo, ND 933 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Fargo, ND to Grand Forks, ND 928
  4. Take the bus from Grand Forks, ND to Winnipeg Airport
  5. Take the bus from Winnipeg, MB to Edmonton

$219 - $452

Bus  •  42 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Grand Forks, ND 927
  3. Take the bus from Grand Forks, ND to Winnipeg Airport
  4. Take the bus from Winnipeg, MB to Edmonton

$202 - $384

Train, bus  •  42 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Grand Forks, ND 927
  3. Take the bus from Grand Forks, ND to Winnipeg Airport
  4. Take the bus from Winnipeg, MB to Edmonton

$242 - $520

Drive  •  29 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Edmonton 1678.6 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Edmonton is to drive which costs $220 - $330 and takes 29 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Edmonton is to fly which costs $200 - $400 and takes 9 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Edmonton. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Edmonton via Hennepin Ave & Maple St, Minneapolis, MN, Fargo, ND, Grand Forks, ND and Winnipeg, MB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 27 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Edmonton is 1443 miles. The road distance is 1678.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Edmonton without a car is to bus which takes 41 h 27 min and costs $210 - $460.

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It takes approximately 9 h 16 min to get from Chicago to Edmonton, including transfers.

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Chicago to Edmonton bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Edmonton is to fly which takes 9 h 16 min and costs $200 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $210 - $460 and takes 41 h 27 min.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Edmonton Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 39 min and has one stopover.

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Chicago to Edmonton bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Edmonton station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Edmonton.
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  • Distance: 1442.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 16 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Edmonton, AB, Canada?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Chicago to Edmonton hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Edmonton via Minneapolis, Mn, Hennepin Ave & Maple St, Hennepin Ave & 9th St S, Minneapolis, MN, Fargo, ND, Grand Forks, ND, Winnipeg Airport, and Winnipeg, MB in around 41 h 27 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Edmonton via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Edmonton via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Edmonton via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Edmonton via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Edmonton via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Edmonton via Montreal
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Red Deer via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Red Deer via Toronto, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Red Deer via Denver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
9 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Red Deer via Winnipeg, Calgary
Ave. Duration
11 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Red Deer via Vancouver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
11 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Edmonton via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Edmonton via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Edmonton via Detroit, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Edmonton via Minneapolis, Calgary
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Edmonton via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Edmonton via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Edmonton via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Edmonton via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Edmonton via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Edmonton via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Calgary via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Bus operators
Red Arrow
Phone
1-800-232-1958
Email
info@redarrow.ca
Website
redarrow.ca
Bus from Red Deer - Radisson to Edmonton - Downtown Office
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
redarrow.ca
Bus from Calgary International Airport to Edmonton - Downtown Office
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
redarrow.ca
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, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Fargo, ND
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Fargo, ND to Grand Forks, ND
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Grand Forks, ND to Winnipeg Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Grand Forks, ND
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Winnipeg, MB to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$75 - $110
Online Fare
$100 - $150
Standard Fare
$120 - $190
Refundable
$140 - $200

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Edmonton is 1 h behind Chicago. It is currently 4:53 AM in Chicago and 3:53 AM in Edmonton.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Edmonton is 1679 miles. It takes approximately 29 h 41 min to drive from Chicago to Edmonton.

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United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, WestJet and Delta offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Edmonton Airport.

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There are 193+ hotels available in Edmonton. Prices start at $63 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 $2 - $4.

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