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There are 10 ways to get from Chicago to La Plata by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Reagan Washington (DCA)
  2. Take the bus from 7TH ST & D & E STS SW MID sb to La Plata P&R & Charles Co

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Baltimore (BWI)
  2. Take the bus from 7TH ST & D & E STS SW MID sb to La Plata P&R & Charles Co

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Reagan Washington (DCA)
  2. Take the bus from 7TH ST & D & E STS SW MID sb to La Plata P&R & Charles Co

Fly Chicago Midway to Washington Dulles, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Washington Dulles (IAD)
  2. Take the bus from 7TH ST & D & E STS SW MID sb to La Plata P&R & Charles Co

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Washington Dulles (IAD)
  2. Take the bus from 7TH ST & D & E STS SW MID sb to La Plata P&R & Charles Co

Fly Chicago Midway to Baltimore, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Baltimore (BWI)
  2. Take the bus from 7TH ST & D & E STS SW MID sb to La Plata P&R & Charles Co

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Richmond, train

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Richmond (RIC)
  2. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Quantico Amtrak

Train

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Washington

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to La Plata

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to La Plata is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to La Plata is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $1,100 and takes 5h 44m.

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The distance between Chicago and La Plata is 611 miles. The road distance is 732.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to La Plata without a car is to train which takes 18h 30m and costs $180 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5h 44m to get from Chicago to La Plata, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to La Plata is to train which takes 18h 30m and costs $180 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $130 and takes 22h 31m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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La Plata is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 2:13 AM in Chicago and 3:13 AM in La Plata.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to La Plata is 733 miles. It takes approximately 12h 20m to drive from Chicago to La Plata.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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  • Distance: 610.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 44m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and La Plata, MD, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 16h 36m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Washington once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 19h 45m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Flights from Chicago Midway to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Lewisburg
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Covington
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Buffalo
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Richmond
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Syracuse
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $450
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Richmond
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington via Covington
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Richmond
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Richmond via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Richmond via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $290
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Richmond via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $280
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Richmond via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $330
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Quantico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$14 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$28 - $85
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from 7TH ST & D & E STS SW MID sb to La Plata P&R & Charles Co
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
More information at
Maryland Transit
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
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 to Washington
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180

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There are 22+ hotels available in La Plata. Prices start at $100 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 $1 - $5.

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