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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area by plane, bus, train, night bus, taxi 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 Houston Hobby Apt  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) MDW - HOU

$147 - $864

Cheapest option

Bus  •  27 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Dallas, Tx 1227
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Houston, Tx 6491 / ...

$139 - $327

5 alternative options

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Houston, bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Houston (IAH) ORD - IAH
  2. Take the bus from George Bush Airport, Houston, TX to League City, TX

$146 - $431

Bus to Milwaukee, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) MKE - HOU

$207 - $370

Train, night bus  •  25 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Longview Amtrak Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the night bus from Longview, Tx to Houston, Tx 6489

$160 - $416

Train, taxi  •  30 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Houston Amtrak Station
  3. Take a taxi from Houston Amtrak Station to Galveston Bay Area

$260 - $605

Drive  •  19 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area 1187.6 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 19 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area is to fly which costs $140 - $900 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Galveston Bay Area is 957 miles. The road distance is 1187.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area without a car is to train and night bus which takes 25 h 18 min and costs $160 - $420.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area is to fly which takes 4 h 31 min and costs $140 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $330 and takes 27 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Galveston Bay Area is 1188 miles. It takes approximately 19 h 22 min to drive from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport.

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There are 106+ hotels available in Galveston Bay Area. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area.
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  • Distance: 956.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Galveston Bay Area, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area via Dallas, Tx, Houston, Tx, Milam St @ Preston St, and Bay Area Pr in around 27 h 8 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Milwaukee to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Houston Hobby Apt via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
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 Longview Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
18 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
19 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$490 - $700
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Houston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Bus operators
Galveston Limousine
Website
galvestonlimo.com
Bus from George Bush Airport, Houston, TX to League City, TX
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
galvestonlimousineservice.com
Coach USA
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
Night bus from Longview, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Chicago, Il to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
19 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Other operators
Taxi from Houston Amtrak Station to Galveston Bay Area
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 713-224-4445
Website
yellowcabhouston.com
Hail A Cab
Phone
+1 713-236-1111
Taxis Fiesta
Phone
+1 713-225-2666
Website
taxisfiesta.com

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