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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt  •  4h 26m

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

Cheapest option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Houston, bus  •  6h 47m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Houston (IAH) ORD - IAH
  2. Take the bus from Pierce St @ Travis St to El Dorado Pr

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) ORD - HOU

Fly Chicago Midway to Houston, bus  •  6h 43m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Houston (IAH) MDW - IAH
  2. Take the bus from Pierce St @ Travis St to El Dorado Pr

Train, bus  •  25h 35m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Longview Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from Longview to Houston "Greyhound"

Bus  •  30h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Memphis
  2. Take the bus from Memphis, TN to Dallas - Grand Prairie, Texas
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx - Grand Prairie to Houston, TX

Drive  •  18h 51m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area 1111.7 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 18h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area is to fly which costs $150 - $360 and takes 4h 26m.

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The distance between Chicago and Galveston Bay Area is 957 miles. The road distance is 1111.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area without a car is to train and bus which takes 25h 35m and costs $140 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4h 26m 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 4h 26m and costs $150 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $250 and takes 30h 57m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Galveston Bay Area is 1112 miles. It takes approximately 18h 51m 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 112+ hotels available in Galveston Bay Area. Prices start at $100 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: 4h 26m

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and Allegiant Air fly from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area via Memphis, Memphis, TN, Dallas, Tx - Grand Prairie, Pierce St @ Travis St, and El Dorado Pr in around 30h 57m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Tampa
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston via Orlando
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $360
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Longview
Ave. Duration
18h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$300 - $420
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Business Seat
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Metropolitan Transit Harris County
Phone
+1 713-635-4000
Website
ridemetro.org
Bus from Pierce St @ Travis St to El Dorado Pr
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
Metropolitan Transit Harris County
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Longview to Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Bus from Chicago to Memphis
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Memphis, TN to Dallas - Grand Prairie, Texas
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Dallas, Tx - Grand Prairie to Houston, TX
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
megabus.com

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