There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Johnson City by plane, car, train, night bus or bus

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Fly Chicago Midway to Tri-Cities Regional  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Tri-Cities Regional (TRI) MDW - TRI

$252 - $1,069

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  17 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Nashville, TN
  2. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Johnson City, Tn 1508 / ...

$75 - $141

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville, drive  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Knoxville (TYS) ORD - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Johnson City

$163 - $442

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Asheville, drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Asheville (AVL) ORD - AVL
  2. Drive from ART Station to Johnson City

$149 - $335

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg, drive  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) ORD - GSP
  2. Drive from Greenville/Spartanburg to Johnson City

$154 - $573

Train, night bus, bus  •  16 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak
  2. Take the night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
  3. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Johnson City, Tn

$82 - $189

Bus  •  17 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Nashville, Tn 1115 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Johnson City, Tn 1508 / ...

$79 - $199

Drive  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Johnson City 646.7 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Johnson City. However, there are services departing from Chicago Amtrak, Il and arriving at Johnson City, Tn via Nashville, Tn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 7 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Johnson City is 480 miles. The road distance is 646.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Johnson City without a car is to train and night bus and bus which takes 16 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Chicago to Johnson City, including transfers.

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Chicago to Johnson City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago Amtrak, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Johnson City is to fly which takes 5 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17 h 7 min.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Tri-Cities Regional Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Chicago to Johnson City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Johnson City, Tn station.

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Johnson City is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 1:46 AM in Chicago and 2:46 AM in Johnson City.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Johnson City is 647 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 38 min to drive from Chicago to Johnson City.

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  • Distance: 479.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Johnson City, TN, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Chicago to Johnson City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Johnson City via Nashville, Tn in around 17 h 7 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tri-Cities Regional via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tri-Cities Regional via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Asheville
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $50
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
Night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Johnson City, Tn
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120

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Delta offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Tri-Cities Regional Airport.

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Book your Chicago to Johnson City bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Johnson City. Prices start at $58 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 .

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