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There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Manhattan by plane, train, taxi, bus, shuttle or car

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

Fly  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Manhattan (MHK) ORD - MHK

$201 - $740

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Topeka, Ks
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Topeka, KS to Manhattan, KS

$110 - $218

3 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Topeka Amtrak Southwest Chief
  2. Take a taxi from Topeka Amtrak to Manhattan

$206 - $376

Train, bus, shuttle  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Topeka, Ks
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Topeka, KS to Manhattan, KS

$134 - $269

Drive  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Manhattan 650.1 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Manhattan is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Manhattan is to fly which costs $200 - $750 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Manhattan is 508 miles. The road distance is 650.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Manhattan without a car is to train and taxi which takes 10 h 32 min and costs $200 - $380.

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Chicago to Manhattan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Manhattan Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Manhattan is 650 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 32 min to drive from Chicago to Manhattan.

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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Manhattan Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Manhattan. Prices start at $77 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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  • Distance: 507.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Manhattan, KS, USA?

American Airlines flies from Chicago to Manhattan 3 times a day.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
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 Topeka Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $450
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
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 Kansas City, Mo to Topeka, Ks
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Topeka, Ks
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
KCI RoadRunner
Website
kciroadrunner.com
Shuttle from Topeka, KS to Manhattan, KS
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
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Other operators
Taxi from Topeka Amtrak to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170

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