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There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Hayward by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly Chicago Midway to Oakland  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Oakland (OAK) MDW - OAK

$202 - $766

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Oakland  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Oakland (OAK) ORD - OAK

$82 - $316

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Fly Chicago Midway to San Jose  •  7h 29m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to San Jose (SJC) MDW - SJC

$330 - $664

Fly Chicago O'Hare to San Jose  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Jose (SJC) ORD - SJC

$110 - $314

Fly Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco  •  7h 59m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Francisco (SFO) ORD - SFO

$100 - $321

Fly Chicago Midway to San Francisco  •  7h 51m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to San Francisco (SFO) MDW - SFO

$174 - $571

Train, BART  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond California Zephyr
  2. Take the BART from Richmond to Hayward Orange-S

$220 - $305

Bus  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Indianapolis
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis to Los Angeles
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Hayward

$265 - $393

Drive  •  32h 45m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Hayward 2151.8 miles

$210 - $310

Chicago to Hayward by train and subway

The journey time between Chicago and Hayward is around 2 days 4h and covers a distance of around 2434 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 4h. Operated by Amtrak and BART, the Chicago to Hayward service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Hayward. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 4h
Fastest journey time:
2 days 4h
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$220
Carbon emissions:
205 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:00
Last service departs at:
14:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Hayward train and subway schedules

Chicago → Hayward
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Hayward is to fly which costs $95 - $330 and takes 7h 59m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Hayward is to fly which takes 6h 41m and costs $200 - $800.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Hayward. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Hayward via Indianapolis and Los Angeles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12h.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Hayward. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Hayward via Richmond. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5h.

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The distance between Chicago and Hayward is 1851 miles. The road distance is 2151.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Hayward without a car is to train and BART which takes 2 days 5h and costs $220 - $310.

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It takes approximately 6h 41m to get from Chicago to Hayward, including transfers.

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Chicago to Hayward bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago station.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Hayward is to fly which takes 6h 41m and costs $200 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $260 - $400 and takes 2 days 12h.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Hayward.
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  • Distance: 1850.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 41m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Hayward, Alameda County, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Chicago to Hayward hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Hayward via Indianapolis and Los Angeles in around 2 days 12h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $410
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $410
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $410
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $410
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Long Beach
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $410
Flights from Chicago Midway to Oakland via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $380
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $470
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $470
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $470
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $470
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $470
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
9h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $470
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Portland
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
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 Richmond
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Richmond to Hayward
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
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 Chicago to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Indianapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
45h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $280
Flexible
$290 - $410
Bus from Los Angeles to Hayward
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $110

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 35m.

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Chicago to Hayward bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Hayward station.

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Hayward is 2h behind Chicago. It is currently 6:43 PM in Chicago and 4:43 PM in Hayward.

Chicago to Hayward train services, operated by BART, arrive at Hayward station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Hayward is 2152 miles. It takes approximately 32h 45m to drive from Chicago to Hayward.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Oakland Airport.

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There are 169+ hotels available in Hayward. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs $2 - $5.

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