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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Boston  •  4h 35m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Boston (BOS) ORD - BOS

$66 - $211

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Bus  •  19h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to New York, NY - 3 Allen St Chicago
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA Oak & Harrison Nyc

$64 - $123

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Fly Chicago Midway to Boston  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Boston (BOS) MDW - BOS

$146 - $771

Fly Chicago Midway to Manchester, bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Manchester (MHT) MDW - MHT
  2. Take the bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses

$248 - $779

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Manchester, bus  •  6h 16m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Manchester (MHT) ORD - MHT
  2. Take the bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses

$218 - $679

Fly Chicago Midway to Providence, train  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Providence (PVD) MDW - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to Boston South Station

$174 - $450

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Providence, train  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Providence (PVD) ORD - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to Boston South Station

$164 - $370

Train  •  21h 48m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station Lake Shore Limited

$106 - $146

Drive  •  16h 29m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Harvard Square 993.5 miles

$95 - $150

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Boston (BOS) flights

The flight time between Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Boston (BOS) is around 3h 21m and covers a distance of around 869 miles. The fastest flight normally takes 2h 13m. Services are operated by American Airlines, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines and others. Typically 233 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
3h 21m
Fastest flight journey time:
2h 13m
Flight distance:
869 miles
Flights per week:
233
Cheapest price:
$72
Carbon emissions:
460 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:00
Last flight departs at:
20:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Boston (BOS) flight schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Harvard Square is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in Harvard Square is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Harvard Square is to fly which costs $65 - $220 and takes 4h 35m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Harvard Square is to fly. Taking this option will cost $140 - $800 and takes 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Harvard Square. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Harvard via South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 48m.

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The distance between Chicago and Harvard Square is 850 miles. The road distance is 993.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Harvard Square without a car is to bus which takes 19h 29m and costs $60 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Chicago to Harvard Square, including transfers.

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Chicago to Harvard Square train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Harvard Square is to fly which takes 4h 35m and costs $65 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $130 and takes 19h 29m, you could also train, which costs $100 - $150 and takes 21h 48m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 13m.

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Harvard Square is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 5:21 AM in Chicago and 6:21 AM in Harvard Square.

Map of how to get from Chicago to Harvard Square.
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  • Distance: 850.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 35m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Harvard Square, Middlesex County, MA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from Chicago to Harvard Square hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Harvard Square via New York, NY - 3 Allen St, New York, NY, Boston, MA Oak & Harrison, Park Street, and Harvard in around 19h 29m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boston
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Providence
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Providence via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manchester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manchester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $240
Flights from Chicago Midway to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $300
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boston via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Providence to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $110
First Class
$80 - $200
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY - 3 Allen St
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Book at
GoTo Bus
Coach Run
Website
coachrun.com
Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA Oak & Harrison
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Schedules at
coachrun.com
Book at
gotobus.com

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Chicago to Harvard Square train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Harvard Square is 994 miles. It takes approximately 16h 29m to drive from Chicago to Harvard Square.

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Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 383+ hotels available in Harvard Square. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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