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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Joshua Tree by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Indio/Palm Springs  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) ORD - PSP

$302 - $865

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Bus, drive  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the bus from E St & Court St to Sandalwood Dr 5
  3. Drive from Sandalwood Dr to Joshua Tree

$220 - $304

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Fly Chicago Midway to Ontario/San Bernardino, train  •  10h 10m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) MDW - ONT
  2. Take the train from Pomona Amtrak to Palm Springs Amtrak

$331 - $941

Fly Chicago Midway to Indio/Palm Springs  •  7h 52m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) MDW - PSP

$452 - $1,364

Train, bus  •  46h 39m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Southwest Chief
  2. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Palm Springs North FlixBus

$383 - $958

Train  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Palm Springs Amtrak Texas Eagle

$419 - $1,081

Drive  •  31h 39m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Joshua Tree 2021.6 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Joshua Tree is to drive which costs $190 - $290 and takes 31h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Joshua Tree is to fly which costs $300 - $900 and takes 6h 46m.

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The distance between Chicago and Joshua Tree is 1651 miles. The road distance is 2021.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Joshua Tree without a car is to train and bus which takes 46h 39m and costs $380 - $1,000.

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It takes approximately 6h 46m to get from Chicago to Joshua Tree, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Joshua Tree is to fly which takes 6h 46m and costs $300 - $900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $410 - $1,100 and takes 2 days 14h.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 14m.

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Joshua Tree is 2h behind Chicago. It is currently 10:14 AM in Chicago and 8:14 AM in Joshua Tree.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Joshua Tree is 2022 miles. It takes approximately 31h 39m to drive from Chicago to Joshua Tree.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Joshua Tree.
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  • Distance: 1651.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 46m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Joshua Tree, CA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Joshua Tree hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Joshua Tree 3 times a week. Tickets cost $310 - $950 and the journey takes 2 days 14h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indio/Palm Springs via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indio/Palm Springs via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indio/Palm Springs via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indio/Palm Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indio/Palm Springs via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indio/Palm Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indio/Palm Springs via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indio/Palm Springs via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indio/Palm Springs via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indio/Palm Springs via Detroit, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indio/Palm Springs via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indio/Palm Springs via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indio/Palm Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $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 Pomona Amtrak to Palm Springs Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
43h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$490 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
Train from Chicago Union Station to Palm Springs Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 14h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$310 - $470
Flexi Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Business Coach Seat
$650 - $950
Room
$1,100 - $1,700
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to Palm Springs North
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 Chicago, Il to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
46h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$210 - $290
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$210 - $290
Flexible
$290 - $420
Mountain Transit
Phone
+1 909-878-5200
Website
mountaintransit.org
Bus from E St & Court St to Sandalwood Dr
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
mountaintransit.org

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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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