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There are 10 ways to get from Chicago to Jackson by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus via Indianapolis

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Indianapolis
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Cincinnati, OH
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, OH to Jackson, OH

Train, taxi

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to South Portsmouth Amtrak
  2. Take a taxi from South Portsmouth Amtrak to Jackson

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Columbus
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH - Greyhound Station to Athens, OH - Ohio University
  3. Take the bus from Athens to Jackson, OH

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Cincinnati, OH
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, OH to Jackson, OH

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to Jackson

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Covington, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Covington (CVG)
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, OH to Jackson, OH

Fly Chicago Midway to Columbus, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Columbus (CMH)
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Athens, OH - Ohio University
  3. Take the bus from Athens to Jackson, OH

Fly Chicago Midway to Covington, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Covington (CVG)
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, OH to Jackson, OH

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Columbus, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Columbus (CMH)
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Athens, OH - Ohio University
  3. Take the bus from Athens to Jackson, OH

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Charleston, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Charleston (CRW)
  2. Take the bus from Charleston, WV to Parkersburg, WV
  3. Take the bus from Parkersburg, WV to Athens, OH
  4. Take the bus from Athens, OH to Jackson, OH

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Chicago to Jackson is to drive, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Jackson is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Jackson. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Jackson, OH via Indianapolis, IN and Cincinnati, OH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 37m.

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The distance between Chicago and Jackson is 329 miles. The road distance is 398.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Jackson without a car is to bus via Indianapolis which takes 11h 37m and costs $65 - $130.

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It takes approximately 11h 37m to get from Chicago to Jackson, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Covington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 11m.

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Chicago to Jackson bus services, operated by GoBus, arrive at Jackson, OH station.

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Jackson is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 9:50 PM in Chicago and 10:50 PM in Jackson.

Map of how to get from Chicago to Jackson.
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  • Distance: 328.8 miles
  • Duration: 11h 37m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Jackson, Jackson County, OH, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Jackson via Indianapolis, IN and Cincinnati, OH in around 11h 37m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Chicago Midway to Covington
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $340
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $350
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $270
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 South Portsmouth Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$100 - $160
Train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $85
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
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Book at
hoosierride.com
Child Fares
$27 - $40
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Cincinnati, OH
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Charleston, WV to Parkersburg, WV
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Book at
baronsbus.com
GoBus
Website
ridegobus.com
Bus from Cincinnati, OH to Jackson, OH
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ridegobus.com
Book at
webstore.ridegobus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH - Greyhound Station to Athens, OH - Ohio University
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ridegobus.com
Book at
webstore.ridegobus.com
Bus from Athens to Jackson, OH
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ridegobus.com
Book at
webstore.ridegobus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Athens, OH - Ohio University
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ridegobus.com
Book at
webstore.ridegobus.com
Bus from Parkersburg, WV to Athens, OH
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
ridegobus.com
Book at
webstore.ridegobus.com
Bus from Athens, OH to Jackson, OH
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
ridegobus.com
Book at
webstore.ridegobus.com
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Chicago to Columbus
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from South Portsmouth Amtrak to Jackson
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Jackson is 399 miles. It takes approximately 6h 49m to drive from Chicago to Jackson.

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

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There are three+ hotels available in Jackson. 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 $1 - $5.

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