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There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Horseshoe Curve by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Johnstown  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Johnstown (JST) ORD - JST

$202 - $550

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Pittsburgh "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh to Altoona "Greyhound"

$95 - $128

3 alternative options

Fly to State College, bus  •  5h 53m

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

$172 - $558

Train  •  13h 1m

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

$105 - $148

Drive  •  9h 21m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Horseshoe Curve 547.1 miles

$50 - $80

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Johnstown (JST) flights

The flight time between Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Johnstown (JST) is around 2h 26m and covers a distance of around 488 miles. The fastest flight normally takes 1h 43m. Services are operated by United Airlines. Typically 21 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
2h 26m
Fastest flight journey time:
1h 43m
Flight distance:
488 miles
Flights per week:
21
Cheapest price:
$122
Carbon emissions:
258 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:00
Last flight departs at:
19:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Johnstown (JST) flight schedules

Chicago → Horseshoe Curve
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Horseshoe Curve is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Horseshoe Curve is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Horseshoe Curve is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 22 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Horseshoe Curve is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Horseshoe Curve is to fly which costs $200 - $550 and takes 4h 11m.

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The distance between Chicago and Horseshoe Curve is 487 miles. The road distance is 547.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Horseshoe Curve without a car is to train which takes 13h 1m and costs $100 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Chicago to Horseshoe Curve, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Horseshoe Curve is to fly which takes 4h 11m and costs $200 - $550. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $150 and takes 13h 1m, you could also bus, which costs $95 - $130 and takes 17h 44m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Johnstown Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 43m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Horseshoe Curve is 547 miles. It takes approximately 9h 21m to drive from Chicago to Horseshoe Curve.

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United Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Johnstown Airport.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Horseshoe Curve. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Horseshoe Curve.
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  • Distance: 487.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 11m

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

United Airlines flies from Chicago to Horseshoe Curve 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chicago to Horseshoe Curve via Pittsburgh Amtrak Station and Altoona Amtrak Station in around 13h 1m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Johnstown
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Johnstown via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $450
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $220
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 Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$110 - $170
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Altoona Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
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 State College to Altoona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Chicago to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $130
Bus from Pittsburgh to Altoona
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $55

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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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