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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Lexington by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lexington (LEX) ORD - LEX

$202 - $645

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to University of Cincinnati
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky 1109 / ...

$70 - $110

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Bus  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Louisville, Ky 1123
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY Evansville / ...

$81 - $141

Bus #2  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Cincinnati, Oh 4511
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky 1109 / ...

$74 - $148

Train, bus  •  12 h 6 min

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

$99 - $201

Drive  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Lexington 376.5 miles

$35 - $55

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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 which costs $200 - $650 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Lexington is 318 miles. The road distance is 376.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Lexington without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 58 min and costs $70 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Chicago to Lexington, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Lexington is to fly which takes 3 h 8 min and costs $200 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $110 and takes 8 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Lexington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 13 min.

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Lexington is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 12:07 AM in Chicago and 1:07 AM in Lexington.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Lexington is 377 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to drive from Chicago to Lexington.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Lexington Airport.

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  • Distance: 318 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Lexington every 2 hours. Alternatively, 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 8 h 58 min.

Airlines
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
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
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 Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once 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

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.

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Contact Details
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80

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There are 76+ hotels available in Lexington. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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