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There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area by plane, train, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt  •  5h 43m

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

$160 - $566

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Train, bus  •  26h 23m

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

$135 - $189

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt  •  8h 1m

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

$160 - $666

Train to Milwaukee, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) MKE - HOU

$218 - $512

Fly Chicago Midway to Houston, shuttle  •  7h 59m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Houston (IAH) MDW - IAH
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to League City

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Houston, shuttle  •  8h 10m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Houston (IAH) ORD - IAH
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to League City

Train, bus via Dallas  •  27h 26m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Dallas Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from Downtown Dallas / Deep Ellum to Downtown Houston FlixBus

$189 - $249

Bus  •  31h 30m

  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

$137 - $217

Drive  •  18h 51m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Galveston Bay Area 1111.7 miles

$100 - $160

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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 $160 - $600 and takes 5h 43m.

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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 26h 23m and costs $130 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m 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 5h 43m and costs $160 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $220 and takes 31h 30m.

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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 105+ hotels available in Galveston Bay Area. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 956.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 43m

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta 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 Bay Area PR in around 31h 30m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt via Pensacola
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Orlando
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Ft. Myers
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Milwaukee to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Milwaukee to Houston Hobby Apt via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Houston Hobby Apt via Tampa
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Milwaukee to Houston Hobby Apt via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to Houston Hobby Apt via Orlando
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Flights from Milwaukee to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston via Memphis
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $370
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $460
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 Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Chicago Union Station to Longview
Ave. Duration
18h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$300 - $420
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Business Seat
$190 - $270
Train from Chicago Union Station to Dallas
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $140
Premium
$320 - $450
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Business Seat
$210 - $310
Bus operators
Galveston Shuttle
Phone
+1 409-740-5466
Website
galvestonlimo.com
Shuttle from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to League City
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
thegalvestonshuttle.com
Book at
galvestonlimo.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 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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Downtown Dallas / Deep Ellum to Downtown Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Memphis, TN to Dallas - Grand Prairie, Texas
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Dallas, Tx - Grand Prairie to Houston, TX
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Book at
megabus.com

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