There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Maine by plane, car, bus or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Bangor  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bangor (BGR) ORD - BGR

$234 - $487

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Bus  •  25 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
  3. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Portland, Me

$117 - $302

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Portland  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Portland (PWM) ORD - PWM

$162 - $365

Fly Chicago Midway to Manchester, drive  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Manchester (MHT) MDW - MHT
  2. Drive from Manchester to Sanford

$118 - $433

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Manchester, drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Manchester (MHT) ORD - MHT
  2. Drive from Manchester to Sanford

$168 - $434

Fly Chicago Midway to Boston, bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Boston (BOS) MDW - BOS
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Wells

$148 - $480

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Boston, bus  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Boston (BOS) ORD - BOS
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Wells

$133 - $361

Train, bus  •  24 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Portland, Me 3522 / ...

$152 - $429

Drive  •  18 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Portland 1100 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Maine is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 18 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Maine is to fly which costs $160 - $370 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Maine. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Congress St + Hampshire St via New York, Ny, Boston, Ma and Congress St + Valley St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 16 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Maine is 976 miles. The road distance is 1100 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Maine without a car is to train and bus which takes 24 h 32 min and costs $150 - $430.

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Chicago to Maine, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Maine is to fly which takes 5 h 19 min and costs $230 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $310 and takes 25 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Bangor Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 29 min.

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Chicago to Maine bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Portland, Me station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Maine.
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  • Distance: 975.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Maine, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Bangor hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Portland via New York, Ny, Boston, Ma, Portland, Me, and Congress St + Valley St in around 25 h 16 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bangor
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bangor via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bangor via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bangor via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Portland
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manchester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manchester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bangor
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bangor via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Portland
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Portland via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Portland via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bangor via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bangor via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Portland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Portland via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manchester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manchester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manchester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
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 Boston, Ma to Wells
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Boston, Ma to Portland, Me
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Maine is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 7:40 AM in Chicago and 8:40 AM in Maine.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Maine is 1100 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 13 min to drive from Chicago to Maine.

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

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There are six+ hotels available in Maine. 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 43 min and costs $2 - $5.

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