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

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK, train

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to New York JFK (JFK)
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Ronkonkoma

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia, train

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to New York La Guardia (LGA)
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Newark, train

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Newark (EWR)
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Ronkonkoma

Fly Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia, train

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to New York La Guardia (LGA)
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma

Fly Chicago O'Hare to White Plains, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to White Plains (HPN)
  2. Take the bus from White Plains, NY to Lake Ronkonkoma

Fly Chicago Midway to Philadelphia, train

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Philadelphia (PHL)
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Ronkonkoma

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to New York, NY - 3 Allen St
  2. Take the bus from B. Heights-Tillary St & Cadman Plz E to Tanger

Train

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Ronkonkoma

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Amtrak to Baltimore Downtown
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Ronkonkoma

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to Centereach

Chicago to Long Island by train and bus

The journey time between Chicago and Long Island is around 32h 19m and covers a distance of around 1017 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 12h 12m. The fastest journey normally takes 32h 19m. Operated by Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road and Suffolk County Transit, the Chicago to Long Island service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Hawkins Ave/Williams Blvd. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
20h 7m
Layover time:
12h 12m
Total time:
32h 19m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
32h 19m
Journey distance:
1017 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$140
Carbon emissions:
86 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
21:30
Last service departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Long Island train and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Long Island is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 14h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Long Island is to fly and train which costs $120 - $410 and takes 6h 41m.

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The distance between Chicago and Long Island is 762 miles. The road distance is 847.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Long Island without a car is to bus which takes 18h 26m and costs $70 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6h 41m to get from Chicago to Long Island, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Long Island is to bus which takes 18h 26m and costs $70 - $150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $140 - $230 and takes 21h 58m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 11m.

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Long Island is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 2:04 AM in Chicago and 3:04 AM in Long Island.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Long Island is 848 miles. It takes approximately 14h 5m to drive from Chicago to Long Island.

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JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to New York JFK Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Long Island.
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  • Distance: 762.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 41m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Long Island, Suffolk County, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Centereach via New York, NY - 3 Allen St, East Broadway, Jay St-MetroTech, B. Heights-Tillary St & Cadman Plz E, and Old Country Rd/Tanger Mall Dr in around 18h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chicago to Centereach via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station, Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station, New York Penn Station, Ronkonkoma, and Ronkonkoma LIRR in around 21h 58m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $310
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $310
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $340
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $290
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $350
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$10 - $14
Peak
$8 - $17
Train from New York Penn Station to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$11 - $15
Peak
$10 - $19
Train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$10 - $14
Peak
$9 - $18
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 Philadelphia to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Chicago Union Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
16h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Premium
$300 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Seat
$180 - $260
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Philadelphia to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$90 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$90 - $130
Business Seat - Child
$90 - $130
First Class - Adult
$150 - $210
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$150 - $210
First Class - Child
$140 - $210
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$28 - $90
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
Bus operators
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (845) 782-3528
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from White Plains, NY to Lake Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
sales.coachusa.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY - 3 Allen St
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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Hampton Jitney Inc.
Phone
212.362.8400
Website
hamptonjitney.com
Bus from B. Heights-Tillary St & Cadman Plz E to Tanger
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
hamptonjitney.com
Onboard
$30 - $40
Prepaid Online Rate
$24 - $30
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 Chicago Amtrak to Baltimore Downtown
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180
Bus from Baltimore Downtown to New York
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
peterpanbus.com

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