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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Hilton Head Island by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Hilton Head  •  5h 18m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Hilton Head (HHH) ORD - HHH

$252 - $1,205

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Bus via Columbus  •  30h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH Chicago / ...
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Beaufort, Sc 1097 / ...

$95 - $194

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Fly to Savannah, bus  •  8h 45m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Savannah (SAV) ORD - SAV
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, Ga to Beaufort, Sc
  3. Take the bus from Lowes to Hwy 278

$159 - $467

Bus  •  23h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta Arpt, Ga to Savannah, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Savannah, Ga to Beaufort, Sc

$106 - $141

Train, bus  •  29h 38m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Toledo Amtrak Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Beaufort, Sc 1097 / ...

$122 - $223

Train, bus via Washington  •  31h 24m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Yemassee Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Yemassee to Hwy 278 & Wild Horse 320

$191 - $537

Drive  •  16h 9m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Hilton Head Island 961.8 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Hilton Head Island is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 16h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Hilton Head Island is to fly which costs $250 - $1,200 and takes 5h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Hilton Head Island. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Hwy 278 via Columbus, Oh and Lowes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 19m.

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The distance between Chicago and Hilton Head Island is 771 miles. The road distance is 961.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Hilton Head Island without a car is to bus which takes 23h 48m and costs $100 - $150.

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It takes approximately 5h 18m to get from Chicago to Hilton Head Island, including transfers.

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Chicago to Hilton Head Island bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Hilton Head Island is to fly which takes 5h 18m and costs $250 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $150 and takes 23h 48m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Hilton Head Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Chicago to Hilton Head Island bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Beaufort, Sc station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Hilton Head Island.
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  • Distance: 771.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 18m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Hilton Head Island, SC, USA?

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Chicago to Hilton Head Island 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Hilton Head Island via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Civic Center Station, Airport Station, Atlanta Arpt, Ga, Savannah, Ga, Beaufort, Sc, and Lowes in around 23h 48m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hilton Head
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hilton Head via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Savannah
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hilton Head via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Savannah
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Savannah via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Savannah via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
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 Toledo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Washington Union Station to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
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.

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 Savannah, Ga to Beaufort, Sc
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$27 - $40
Bus from Atlanta Arpt, Ga to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $80
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Beaufort, Sc
Ave. Duration
22h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $110
Flexible
$110 - $170
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Beaufort, Sc
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $150
Palmetto Breeze Transit
Website
palmettobreezetransit.com
Bus from Lowes to Hwy 278
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
palmettobreezetransit.com
Bus from Yemassee to Hwy 278 & Wild Horse
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
palmettobreezetransit.com

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More Questions & Answers

Hilton Head Island is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 7:20 PM in Chicago and 8:20 PM in Hilton Head Island.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Hilton Head Island is 962 miles. It takes approximately 16h 9m to drive from Chicago to Hilton Head Island.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Hilton Head Airport.

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There are 1849+ hotels available in Hilton Head Island. Prices start at $163 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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