There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Effingham by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 31 min

  1. City Of New Orleans / ...

$40 - $100

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 47 min

  1. 1227 / ...

$34 - $70

4 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. 210.6 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Champaign, train  •  4 h 45 min

  1. ORD - CMI

$157 - $513

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Springfield, drive  •  5 h 5 min

  1. ORD - SPI

$96 - $359

Fly Chicago Midway to St. Louis, bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. MDW - STL

$154 - $371

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Effingham 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 3 h 31 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Effingham hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 44 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Effingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Effingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Effingham, Il
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Effingham, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Effingham is 316 km. The road distance is 337 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Effingham is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 27 min.

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Effingham is to drive which takes 3 h 27 min and costs $20 - $30.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Effingham Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

The train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Effingham Amtrak takes 3 h 31 min including transfers and departs three times a day.