There are 11 ways to get from Chicago to Lexington by bus, train, car or plane

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

Megabus, bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Chicago to University of Cincinnati
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky 1179 / ...

$70 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY 8250 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY 0364

$49 - $61

9 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center Ssl
  2. Take the bus from Gary, In to Cincinnati, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky

$78 - $151

Train, bus via Indianapolis, IN  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Cincinnati, OH
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky

$100 - $201

Drive  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Lexington 376.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Lexington, line 3 bus  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lexington (LEX) ORD - LEX
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Transit Center to Armstrong Mill @ Tates Creek Outbound

$174 - $607

Fly Chicago Midway to Covington, bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Covington (CVG) MDW - CVG
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky

$186 - $776

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Covington, bus  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Covington (CVG) ORD - CVG
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky

$101 - $397

Fly Chicago Midway to Louisville, bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Louisville (SDF) MDW - SDF
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY

$203 - $314

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Louisville, bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Louisville (SDF) ORD - SDF
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY

$153 - $305

Fly Chicago Midway to Cincinnati, bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Cincinnati (LUK) MDW - LUK
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky

$314 - $515

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Lexington is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Lexington is to fly and line 3 bus which takes 5 h 14 min and costs $170 - $650.

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The distance between Chicago and Lexington is 509 km. The road distance is 602 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 40 min to get from Chicago to Lexington, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Lexington, KY, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Lexington via University of Cincinnati, Jefferson Ave & University Ave, Government Square Area D, Cincinnati, Oh, and Lexington, Ky in around 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Texas Sky
Website
texassky.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $440
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Gary, In to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
LexTran
Website
lextran.com
Bus from Transit Center to Armstrong Mill @ Tates Creek Outbound
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
lextran.com

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