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There are 11 ways to get from Chicago to El Contador by plane, shuttle, taxi, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Leon/Guanajuato, shuttle  •  10h 35m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Leon/Guanajuato (BJX) ORD - BJX
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Leon/Guanajuato Airport to San Miguel de Allende

$4326 - $14952

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Fly Chicago Midway to Leon/Guanajuato, shuttle  •  10h

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Leon/Guanajuato (BJX) MDW - BJX
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Leon/Guanajuato Airport to San Miguel de Allende

$2526 - $7952

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to San Luis Potosi, taxi  •  10h 10m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Luis Potosi (SLP) ORD - SLP
  2. Take a taxi from San Luis Potosi to El Contador

$5851 - $14002

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Queretaro, bus  •  10h 19m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Queretaro (QRO) ORD - QRO
  2. Take the bus from Querétaro to Dolores Hidalgo

$4707 - $11608

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City, bus  •  11h 38m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Mexico City (MEX) ORD - MEX
  2. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Tequisquiapan

$2777 - $5498

Fly Chicago Midway to Morelia, bus  •  11h 55m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Morelia (MLM) MDW - MLM
  2. Take the bus from Moroleón to Querétaro
  3. Take the bus from Querétaro to Dolores Hidalgo

Train, bus via San Nicolás de los Garza  •  45h 13m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Dallas
  2. Take the bus from Dallas to Monterrey
  3. Take the bus from Monterrey to Dolores Hidalgo

$4354 - $6149

Train, bus  •  46h 5m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Dallas Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from Dallas to San Luis de la Paz

$5013 - $5935

Train, bus, taxi  •  46h 58m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to San Luis Potosí
  3. Take a taxi from San Luis Potosí to El Contador

$6051 - $7345

Bus  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Omaha, Ne
  2. Take the bus from Omaha to San Luis Potosí
  3. Take the bus from San Luis Potosí to San Miguel de Allende

Drive  •  31h 51m

  1. Drive from Chicago to El Contador 3042.9 km

$5000 - $7500

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in El Contador is 911.

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Last updated: 4 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to El Contador is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $270 and takes 11h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to El Contador is to fly and shuttle which costs $120 - $390 and takes 10h.

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The distance between Chicago and El Contador is 2604 km. The road distance is 3042.9 km.

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The best way to get from Chicago to El Contador without a car is to train and bus via San Nicolás de los Garza which takes 45h 13m and costs $210 - $310.

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It takes approximately 10h 35m to get from Chicago to El Contador, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Leon/Guanajuato Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 20m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to El Contador is 3043 km. It takes approximately 31h 51m to drive from Chicago to El Contador.

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Viva Aerobus, Volaris, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Leon/Guanajuato Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in El Contador. Prices start at $2000 MXN 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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  • Distance: 2604.4 km
  • Duration: 10h 35m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and El Contador, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Chicago to El Contador via Omaha, Ne, Omaha, San Luis Potosí, San Miguel de Allende, and Dolores Hidalgo in around 2 days 9h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Leon/Guanajuato via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$6500 - $14000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Luis Potosi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3600 - $14000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Luis Potosi via Indianapolis, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3700 - $14000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Luis Potosi via Covington, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3800 - $14000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Luis Potosi via St. Louis, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3600 - $14000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Luis Potosi via Huntsville, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$3900 - $15000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Queretaro via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4500 - $17000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2500 - $32000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$11000 - $14000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Leon/Guanajuato via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$11000 - $14000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Luis Potosi via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4000 - $15000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Queretaro via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4900 - $18000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2500 - $9500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2500 - $9500
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$4500 - $12000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Leon/Guanajuato via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4500 - $12000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Queretaro
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$4200 - $11000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$3400 - $6500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2500 - $12000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Morelia
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14000 - $22000
Aeroméxico
Website
aeromexico.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Leon/Guanajuato via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$5000 - $12000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Luis Potosi via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$4300 - $12000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Queretaro via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$5000 - $14000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2400 - $11000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2000 - $10000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$2400 - $11000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Leon/Guanajuato via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$5000 - $12000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Luis Potosi via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$4300 - $12000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Queretaro via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$5000 - $14000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2400 - $11000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2000 - $10000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$2400 - $11000
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Leon/Guanajuato via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$3700 - $11000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2800 - $14000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$2800 - $14000
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 Chicago Union Station to Dallas
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2000 - $2900
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$2000 - $2900
Premium
$6500 - $9500
Flexi Coach Seat
$4100 - $6000
Business Seat
$4400 - $6500
Train from Chicago Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
32h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2500 - $3600
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$2500 - $3600
Premium
$7500 - $11000
Flexi Coach Seat
$5000 - $8000
Business Seat
$5500 - $8000
Bus operators
BajioGo
Phone
+52 415 185 8665 / +1 202 609 9905
Email
info@bajiogo.com
Website
bajiogo.com
Shuttle from Leon/Guanajuato Airport to San Miguel de Allende
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$490
Schedules at
bajiogo.com
Coordinados
Website
servicioscoordinados.com.mx
Bus from Querétaro to Dolores Hidalgo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$146
Schedules at
servicioscoordinados.com.mx
Bus from México Central Norte to Tequisquiapan
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$221
Schedules at
servicioscoordinados.com.mx
Omnibus Mexicanos S.A. de C.V.
Phone
800 765 6636
Email
contacto@odm.com.mx
Website
omnibusmexicanos.com.mx
Bus from Moroleón to Querétaro
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
omnibusmexicanos.com.mx
Bus from Dallas to San Luis de la Paz
Ave. Duration
22h 24m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2443
Schedules at
omnibusmexicanos.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to San Luis Potosí
Ave. Duration
11h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2051
Schedules at
omnibusmexicanos.com.mx
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 Dallas to Monterrey
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1200 - $1700
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$1200 - $1700
Flexible
$1900 - $2700
Omnibus de Mexico
Phone
800 765 6636
Email
contacto@odm.com.mx
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Monterrey to Dolores Hidalgo
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$850 - $1300
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Burlington Trailways
TL Premium
Phone
449 106 7033 / 449 146 8888
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Omaha to San Luis Potosí
Ave. Duration
41h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4997
Schedules at
facebook.com
Autobuses Anáhuac
Website
autobusesanahuac.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Potosí to San Miguel de Allende
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
autobusesanahuac.com.mx
Other operators
Taxi from San Luis Potosi to El Contador
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Estimated price
$1500 - $1900
Taxi Tangamanga
Phone
+52 444 888 8888
Website
facebook.com
Taxi Once
Phone
+52 444 811 1111
Website
facebook.com
Taxi Libre
Phone
+52 444 962 0022
Website
facebook.com

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