There are 12 ways to get from Chicago to Florida 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 Jacksonville  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Jacksonville (JAX) MDW - JAX

$194 - $606

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Orlando  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Orlando (MCO) ORD - MCO

$87 - $471

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Jacksonville (JAX) ORD - JAX

$164 - $477

Fly Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) MDW - FLL

$114 - $447

Fly Chicago Midway to Orlando  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Orlando (MCO) MDW - MCO

$107 - $610

Fly Chicago Midway to Tampa  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Tampa (TPA) MDW - TPA

$105 - $757

Fly Chicago Midway to Ft. Myers  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Ft. Myers (RSW) MDW - RSW

$115 - $759

Bus, Megabus  •  21 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the Megabus from Midtown Atlanta to Jacksonville

$92 - $126

Bus via Atlanta, Ga  •  22 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Savannah, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Savannah, Ga to Jacksonville, Fl

$118 - $288

Train, bus  •  31 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Toledo Amtrak Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Jacksonville, Fl 1097 / ...

$130 - $331

Bus  •  32 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH Chicago / ...
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Jacksonville, Fl 1097 / ...

$103 - $292

Drive  •  17 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Jacksonville 1065.5 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Florida. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Jacksonville via Midtown Atlanta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 21 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Florida is 1042 miles. The road distance is 1065.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Florida without a car is to bus and Megabus which takes 21 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Chicago to Florida, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Florida is to fly which takes 5 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and Megabus, which costs and takes 21 h 21 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Jacksonville Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Chicago to Florida bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Jacksonville, Fl station.

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Florida is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 6:29 PM in Chicago and 7:29 PM in Florida.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Florida is 1066 miles. It takes approximately 17 h 29 min to drive from Chicago to Florida.

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  • Distance: 1041.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Jacksonville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Jacksonville via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb and Midtown Atlanta in around 21 h 21 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Jacksonville via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Jacksonville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Orlando via Louisville
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Orlando via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ft. Myers
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ft. Myers via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ft. Myers via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ft. Myers via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ft. Myers via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ft. Myers via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Jacksonville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ft. Myers via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
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 Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Midtown Atlanta to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
megabus.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, Il to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $70
Bus from Savannah, Ga to Jacksonville, Fl
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Jacksonville, Fl
Ave. Duration
27 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$160 - $220
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Jacksonville, Fl
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Jacksonville Airport.

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Book your Chicago to Florida bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Florida. Prices start at $100 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 .

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