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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Lima by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Lima, OH Schedule 22:Chicago-Cleveland

$24 - $45

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Drive  •  4h 36m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Lima 267.2 miles

$26 - $40

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Fort Wayne, bus  •  5h 18m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Fort Wayne (FWA) ORD - FWA
  2. Take the bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Lima, OH

$119 - $310

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Dayton, bus  •  5h 13m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Dayton (DAY) ORD - DAY
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Lima, Oh

$149 - $274

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Columbus, bus  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Columbus (CMH) ORD - CMH
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Lima, OH

$128 - $307

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Toledo, bus  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Toledo (TOL) ORD - TOL
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Lima, Oh

$131 - $375

Fly Chicago Midway to Columbus, bus  •  6h 17m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Columbus (CMH) MDW - CMH
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Lima, OH

$138 - $426

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Lima is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Lima is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Lima, OH. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 55m.

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The distance between Chicago and Lima is 200 miles. The road distance is 267.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Lima without a car is to bus which takes 5h 55m and costs $24 - $45.

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The bus from Chicago, IL to Lima, OH takes 5h 55m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Chicago to Lima bus services, operated by Barons Bus, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fort Wayne Airport is the direct flight which takes 54m.

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Chicago to Lima bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at Lima, OH station.

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Lima is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 5:03 PM in Chicago and 6:03 PM in Lima.

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  • Distance: 200 miles
  • Duration: 5h 55m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Lima, OH, USA?

Barons Bus operates a bus from Chicago to Lima once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $45 and the journey takes 5h 55m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Wayne
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toledo
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Wayne
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Bus operators
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Lima, OH
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
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Bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Lima, OH
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $24
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baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Lima, OH
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $27
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baronsbus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Lima, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Lima, Oh
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Lima is 267 miles. It takes approximately 4h 36m to drive from Chicago to Lima.

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

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There are 16+ hotels available in Lima. 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 42m and costs $2 - $5.

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