Travel from Chicago to Lexington

Bus or fly from Chicago to Lexington?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Lexington via Jefferson Ave & University Ave, Walnut St & Court St, Cincinnati, OH, and Lexington, KY in around 8 h 34 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Lexington 5 times a day.

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How to get from Chicago to Lexington

ModeDurationPrice
From Chicago Megabus to Jefferson Ave & University Ave, bus to Walnut St & Court St, walk to Cincinnati, OH, bus to Lexington, KY, then taxi to Lexington.8 h 34 min$90
From Chicago Union Station Amtrak train to Indianapolis, IN, bus to Louisville, KY, walk to 8th @ Jefferson, line 17 bus to Louisville, KY, bus to Lexington, KY, then taxi to Lexington.11 h 38 min$163
From Chicago Union Station Amtrak train to Indianapolis, IN, bus to Cincinnati, OH, bus to Lexington, KY, then taxi to Lexington.12 h 6 min$159
From Chicago, IL bus to Louisville, KY, bus to Lexington, KY, then taxi to Lexington.12 h 12 min$90
From Chicago drive to Lexington.6 h 16 min$45
From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Lexington airport, line 21 bus to Transit Center, then line 3 bus to Lexington.5 h 13 min$306
From Adams/Wabash subway to Chicago Midway airport, fly to Louisville airport, line 02 bus to Chestnut @ 5th, line 19 bus to Muhammad Ali @ Wenzel, line 21 bus to Louisville, KY, bus to Lexington, KY, then taxi to Lexington.6 h 47 min$298
From Adams/Wabash subway to Chicago Midway airport, fly to Covington airport, bus to Covington Transit Center, line 25 bus to E 5th at Main Cincinnati - Out, walk to Cincinnati, OH, bus to Lexington, KY, then taxi to Lexington.6 h 51 min$485
From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Covington airport, bus to Covington Transit Center, line 25 bus to E 5th at Main Cincinnati - Out, walk to Cincinnati, OH, bus to Lexington, KY, then taxi to Lexington.7 h 15 min$316
From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Louisville airport, line 02 bus to Chestnut @ 5th, line 19 bus to Muhammad Ali @ Wenzel, line 21 bus to Louisville, KY, bus to Lexington, KY, then taxi to Lexington.7 h 16 min$279

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Lexington?

It takes approximately 8 h 34 min to get from Chicago to Lexington, including transfers.

Operators from Chicago to Lexington

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Megabus877-462-6342Megabus
Cincinnati MetroCincinnati Metro
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
Transit Authority of River CityTransit Authority of River City
Hoosier RideHoosier Ride
Barons BusBarons Bus
Chicago Transit (CTA)Chicago Transit (CTA)
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
LexTranLexTran
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky+1 859-331-8265Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky
DeltaDelta