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There are 10 ways to get from Chicago to Long Beach by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Los Angeles  •  7h 12m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Los Angeles (LAX) ORD - LAX

$70 - $319

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Fly Chicago Midway to Los Angeles  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Los Angeles (LAX) MDW - LAX

$174 - $719

Fly Chicago Midway to Long Beach  •  7h 16m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Long Beach (LGB) MDW - LGB

$224 - $5,507

Fly Chicago Midway to Burbank  •  8h 21m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Burbank (BUR) MDW - BUR

$226 - $2,609

Fly Chicago Midway to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus  •  9h 10m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) MDW - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Flower St and Pico Blvd

$328 - $1,415

Fly Chicago O'Hare to San Diego, bus  •  9h 37m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Diego (SAN) ORD - SAN
  2. Take the bus from San Diego Old Town to Long Beach Downtown Transit Gallery

Train, bus  •  43h 7m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Denver California Zephyr
  2. Take the bus from Denver to El Monte "Greyhound"

$207 - $290

Bus  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Indianapolis "Greyhound" / ...
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis to Los Angeles "Greyhound"

$226 - $336

Train  •  2 days 18h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Texas Eagle

$245 - $338

Drive  •  31h 34m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Long Beach 2040.3 miles

$200 - $290

Chicago to Long Beach by train, walk, bus and tram

The journey time between Chicago and Long Beach is around 46h 36m and covers a distance of around 2108 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 46h 36m. Operated by Amtrak, Greyhound USA and Metro Los Angeles, the Chicago to Long Beach service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in 1st Street Station. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
46h 36m
Fastest journey time:
46h 36m
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$207
Carbon emissions:
298 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:00
Last service departs at:
14:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Long Beach train, walk, bus and tram schedules

Chicago → Long Beach
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Long Beach is to fly which costs $65 - $320 and takes 7h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Long Beach is to fly which costs $170 - $750 and takes 7h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Long Beach station. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Downtown Long Beach Station via Indianapolis and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4h.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Long Beach station. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at 1st Street Station via Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines and 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 18h.

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The distance between Chicago and Long Beach is 1759 miles. The road distance is 2040.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Long Beach without a car is to train and bus which takes 43h 7m and costs $200 - $290.

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It takes approximately 7h 12m to get from Chicago to Long Beach, including transfers.

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Chicago to Long Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago station.

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Chicago to Long Beach train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Long Beach is to fly which takes 7h 12m and costs $65 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $220 - $340 and takes 2 days 4h, you could also train, which costs $240 - $340 and takes 2 days 18h.

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  • Distance: 1758.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 12m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Long Beach, CA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Chicago to Long Beach every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Long Beach via Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and 7th / Decatur in around 2 days 4h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Los Angeles via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Chicago Midway to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Chicago Midway to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Chicago Midway to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Chicago Midway to Burbank
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Flights from Chicago Midway to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Flights from Chicago Midway to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Flights from Chicago Midway to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Flights from Chicago Midway to Burbank via San Jose
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Flights from Chicago Midway to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ontario/San Bernardino via Oakland
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ontario/San Bernardino via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
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 Denver
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 days 17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $340
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Premium
$550 - $850
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Seat
$550 - $800
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Flower St and Pico Blvd
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego Old Town to Long Beach Downtown Transit Gallery
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.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 Denver to El Monte
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $220
Bus from Chicago to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Indianapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
45h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $280
Flexible
$290 - $410

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 18m.

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Chicago to Long Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles station.

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Long Beach is 2h behind Chicago. It is currently 10:53 PM in Chicago and 8:53 PM in Long Beach.

Chicago to Long Beach train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Long Beach is 2040 miles. It takes approximately 31h 34m to drive from Chicago to Long Beach.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Spirit Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 298+ hotels available in Long Beach. Prices start at $100 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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