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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Chicago Midway to Tri-Cities Regional  •  5 h 42 min

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

$252 - $1,069

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  18 h 22 min

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

$79 - $141

6 alternative options

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Asheville, drive  •  5 h 1 min

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

$149 - $336

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville, drive  •  5 h 19 min

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

$163 - $442

Bus  •  16 h 17 min

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

$79 - $198

Train, night bus, bus  •  16 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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

Train, bus  •  28 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Roanoke, Va to Johnson City, Tn

$203 - $558

Drive  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Johnson City 646.7 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Johnson City is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Johnson City is to fly and drive which costs $140 - $340 and takes 5 h 1 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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It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Chicago to Johnson City, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Johnson City. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Johnson City, Tn via Nashville, Tn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 17 min.

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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 16 h 17 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
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 Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tri-Cities Regional via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tri-Cities Regional via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Asheville
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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, Il to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
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
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 Roanoke, Va to Johnson City, Tn
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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