There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Maryland by plane, subway, train, bus 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.

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Fly Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington, subway  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Reagan Washington (DCA) MDW - DCA
  2. Take the subway from GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station to SILVER SPRING station

$106 - $422

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Bus  •  18 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Baltimore Downtown, Md 1632 / ...

$74 - $185

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington, subway  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Reagan Washington (DCA) ORD - DCA
  2. Take the subway from GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station to SILVER SPRING station

$101 - $373

Fly Chicago Midway to Baltimore  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Baltimore (BWI) MDW - BWI

$100 - $410

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Baltimore (BWI) ORD - BWI

$75 - $361

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles, subway, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Washington Dulles (IAD) ORD - IAD
  2. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
  3. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to ROCKVILLE station
  4. Take the train from ROCKVILLE MARC wb to GERMANTOWN MARC wb

$114 - $396

Train via Washington Union Station  •  18 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station Acela Express / ...

$164 - $465

Train  •  24 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station Cardinal

$130 - $371

Drive  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Baltimore 703.8 miles

$65 - $100

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Maryland. However, there are services departing from Chicago Amtrak, Il and arriving at PACA ST & BALTIMORE nb via HAINES ST & WARNER ST eb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Maryland station. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Baltimore Penn Station via Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 18 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Maryland is 586 miles. The road distance is 703.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Maryland without a car is to train which takes 18 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Chicago to Maryland, including transfers.

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

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Chicago to Maryland train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Maryland is to fly which takes 3 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 18 h 18 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 18 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Chicago to Maryland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Baltimore Downtown, Md station.

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  • Distance: 586.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Glen Burnie hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chicago to Baltimore via Washington Union Station in around 18 h 18 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Dayton
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Covington
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Covington
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station to SILVER SPRING station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to ROCKVILLE station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from ROCKVILLE MARC wb to GERMANTOWN MARC wb
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
24 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
18 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $180

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Maryland is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 2:07 PM in Chicago and 3:07 PM in Maryland.

Chicago to Maryland train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Baltimore Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Maryland is 704 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 33 min to drive from Chicago to Maryland.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Maryland. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs .

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