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.

Recommended option

Fly Chicago Midway to Jacksonville  •  5 h 3 min

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

$194 - $606

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  21 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Jacksonville, FL

$76 - $126

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville  •  5 h 22 min

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

$164 - $477

Fly Chicago Midway to Orlando  •  4 h 56 min

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

$107 - $610

Fly Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale  •  5 h 17 min

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

$114 - $446

Fly Chicago Midway to Tampa  •  5 h 39 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 Greyhound USA  •  22 h 55 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 via Toledo Amtrak  •  31 h 39 min

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

$130 - $331

Train  •  33 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 Jacksonville Amtrak Silver Meteor / ...

$211 - $607

Train, bus  •  34 h 21 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 Jacksonville, Fl

$112 - $293

Drive  •  17 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Jacksonville 1065.5 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Florida is to bus which costs $75 - $130 and takes 21 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Florida is to fly which costs $100 - $650 and takes 4 h 56 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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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Chicago to Florida, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Florida. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Jacksonville, FL via Atlanta, GA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 50 min.

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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 Atlanta, GA in around 21 h 50 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Jacksonville via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Jacksonville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ft. Myers
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ft. Myers via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ft. Myers via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ft. Myers via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Jacksonville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
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 Jacksonville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
13 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Business Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Room
$420 - $600
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
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Jacksonville, FL
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
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 Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 15 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
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190

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