There are 10 ways to get from Chicago to Lima 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

Bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Schedules 0021 and 0022

$24 - $45

9 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Capitol Limited / ...
  2. 1101

$59 - $146

Drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. 267.2 miles

$26 - $40

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Fort Wayne, bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. ORD - FWA

$119 - $310

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Dayton, bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. ORD - DAY

$149 - $274

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

  1. ORD - TOL

$131 - $375

Fly Chicago Midway to Columbus, bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. MDW - CMH

$150 - $464

Fly Chicago Midway to Detroit, bus  •  8 h 11 min

  1. MDW - DTW

$152 - $331

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Columbus, bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. ORD - CMH

$140 - $345

Fly Chicago Midway to Covington, bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. MDW - CVG

$163 - $753

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 6 h 40 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Wayne
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toledo
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Wayne
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Bus operators
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Lima, OH
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Lima, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $24
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Lima, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Lima, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lima, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Lima is 320 km. The road distance is 427 km.

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

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

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 6 h 40 min.

The bus from Chicago, IL to Lima, OH takes 6 h 40 min including transfers and departs once daily.