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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Hershey by plane, bus, train 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.

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg, line 322 bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Harrisburg (MDT) ORD - MDT
  2. Take the line 322 bus from Harrisburg Transportation Center to Chocolate Ave & Cocoa Ave

$184 - $441

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Bus  •  20h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Baltimore Downtown, Md 1602 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Harrisburg, Pa 4696 / ...

$85 - $210

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to State College, bus  •  8h

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to State College (SCE) ORD - SCE
  2. Take the bus from State College, PA to Harrisburg

$272 - $435

Fly Chicago Midway to Philadelphia, train  •  8h 59m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Philadelphia (PHL) MDW - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station

$170 - $509

Train  •  17h 42m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station Pennsylvanian

$121 - $324

Bus Barons Bus  •  25h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Akron, OH
  2. Take the bus from Akron, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
  3. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Harrisburg

$87 - $207

Drive  •  11h 1m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Hershey 673.1 miles

$65 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Hershey is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 11h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Hershey is to fly and line 322 bus which costs $180 - $450 and takes 6h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Hershey. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Chocolate Ave & Cocoa Ave via Baltimore Downtown, Md and Harrisburg Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 39m.

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The distance between Chicago and Hershey is 585 miles. The road distance is 673.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Hershey without a car is to train which takes 17h 42m and costs $120 - $330.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from Chicago to Hershey, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Hershey is to train which takes 17h 42m and costs $120 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $210 and takes 20h 39m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Harrisburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 42m.

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Chicago to Hershey bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Harrisburg, Pa station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Hershey.
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  • Distance: 585.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 35m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Hershey, PA, USA?

You can take a train from Chicago to Hershey via Pittsburgh Amtrak Station, Harrisburg Amtrak Station, and Harrisburg Transportation Center in around 17h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Hershey via Baltimore Downtown, Md, Harrisburg, Pa, and Harrisburg Transportation Center in around 20h 39m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$220 - $300
Bus operators
CAT Transit
Phone
+1 717-238-8304
Website
cattransit.com
Bus from Harrisburg Transportation Center to Chocolate Ave & Cocoa Ave
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
cattransit.com
Book at
cattransit.com
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from State College, PA to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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Bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.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 State College, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Akron, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
bus
Bus from State College to Harrisburg Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week

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More Questions & Answers

Hershey is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 4:08 PM in Chicago and 5:08 PM in Hershey.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Hershey is 673 miles. It takes approximately 11h 1m to drive from Chicago to Hershey.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Harrisburg Airport.

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There are 124+ hotels available in Hershey. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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

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