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

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Fly to Charlottesville, train  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Charlottesville (CHO) ORD - CHO
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville to Lynchburg

$178 - $540

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Bus  •  25h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Washington "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Lynchburg, VA Washington

$101 - $155

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Fly to Roanoke, train  •  7h 1m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Roanoke (ROA) ORD - ROA
  2. Take the train from Roanoke to Lynchburg

$188 - $479

Fly to Staunton, drive, train  •  6h 43m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Staunton (SHD) ORD - SHD
  2. Drive from Staunton to Charlottesville
  3. Take the train from Charlottesville to Lynchburg

$132 - $538

Fly to Greensboro/High Point, train  •  7h 57m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Greensboro/High Point (GSO) ORD - GSO
  2. Take the train from Greensboro to Lynchburg

$150 - $483

Train  •  22h 33m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Charlottesville Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville to Lynchburg Crescent / ...

$111 - $194

Drive  •  12h 29m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Lynchburg 716.1 miles

$70 - $110

Chicago to Lynchburg by trains

The train journey time between Chicago and Lynchburg is around 25h 51m and covers a distance of around 867 miles. The fastest train normally takes 25h 51m. Operated by Amtrak and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the Chicago to Lynchburg train service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Lynchburg. Typically two trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
25h 51m
Fastest train time:
25h 51m
Trains per week:
2
Cheapest price:
$126
Carbon emissions:
73 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
17:45
Last train departs at:
17:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Lynchburg train schedules

Chicago → Lynchburg
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The most affordable way to get from Chicago to Lynchburg is to drive, which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Lynchburg is to fly and train which costs $170 - $550 and takes 5h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Lynchburg. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Lynchburg, VA via Washington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Lynchburg. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Lynchburg via Charlottesville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 33m.

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The distance between Chicago and Lynchburg is 549 miles. The road distance is 716.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Lynchburg without a car is to train which takes 22h 33m and costs $110 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Chicago to Lynchburg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Lynchburg is to train which takes 22h 33m and costs $110 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 25h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Lynchburg.
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  • Distance: 549.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 57m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Lynchburg, VA, USA?

You can take a train from Chicago to Lynchburg via Charlottesville in around 22h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Lynchburg via Washington in around 25h 45m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Roanoke via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Staunton
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Staunton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greensboro/High Point via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Roanoke via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greensboro/High Point via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greensboro/High Point via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
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 Charlottesville to Lynchburg
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $35
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $50
Train from Greensboro to Lynchburg
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Train from Chicago Union Station to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Premium
$300 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $250
Business Seat
$180 - $260
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 Charlottesville to Lynchburg
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $75
Business Class Seat
$60 - $120
Train from Roanoke to Lynchburg
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$60 - $110
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 Chicago to Washington
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180
Megabus

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Charlottesville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 52m.

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Chicago to Lynchburg bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Lynchburg, VA station.

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Lynchburg is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 6:16 AM in Chicago and 7:16 AM in Lynchburg.

Chicago to Lynchburg train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lynchburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Lynchburg is 716 miles. It takes approximately 12h 29m to drive from Chicago to Lynchburg.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Charlottesville Airport.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Lynchburg. 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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