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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Mexico City by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Mexico City (MEX)

Fly from Chicago Midway

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Mexico City (MEX)

Train to South Bend, fly

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
  2. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Mexico City (MEX)

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Dallas
  2. Take the bus from Dallas to Mexico City North

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Memphis
  2. Take the bus from Memphis, TN to Dallas, Tx - 801 South Riverfront Boulevard
  3. Take the bus from Dallas to Mexico City North

Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Omaha, Ne
  2. Take the bus from Omaha to Celaya
  3. Take the bus from Celaya to Mexico Central Norte

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to Mexico City

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Mexico City (MEX) flights

The flight time between Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Mexico City (MEX) is around 6h 37m and covers a distance of around 2719 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 23m. The fastest flight normally takes 4h 5m. Services are operated by Aeroméxico, United Airlines, Viva Aerobus and others. Typically 247 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
5h 14m
Layover time:
1h 23m
Total time:
6h 37m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
4h 5m
Flight distance:
2719 km
Flights per week:
247
Cheapest price:
$2709
Carbon emissions:
551 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
00:05
Last flight departs at:
23:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Mexico City (MEX) flight schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Mexico City is to fly which costs $130 - $360 and takes 7h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Mexico City is to fly which costs $130 - $360 and takes 7h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Mexico City. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Santa Veracruz via Memphis, TN, Commerce @ Lew Sterrett Crosswalk - E - Ns, Dallas and Terminal Central De Autobuses Del Norte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1h.

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The distance between Chicago and Mexico City is 2722 km. The road distance is 3323.4 km.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Mexico City without a car is to train and bus which takes 47h 11m and costs $260 - $310.

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It takes approximately 7h 4m to get from Chicago to Mexico City, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Mexico City is to fly which takes 7h 4m and costs $130 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $290 - $340 and takes 2 days 1h.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Mexico City Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 5m.

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Chicago to Mexico City bus services, operated by Omnibus Mexicanos S.A. de C.V., arrive at Mexico City North station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Mexico City.
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  • Distance: 2721.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 4m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Mexico City, Mexico?

Aeroméxico, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from Chicago to Mexico City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Mexico City via Memphis, Memphis, TN, Dallas, Tx - 801 South Riverfront Boulevard, Commerce @ Lew Sterrett Crosswalk - E - Ns, Commerce @ Harwood - E - Ns, Dallas, Mexico City North, and Terminal Central De Autobuses Del Norte in around 2 days 1h.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
aeromexico.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4100 - $14000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5500 - $8500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mexico City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7000 - $12000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mexico City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$7500 - $12000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mexico City via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$3500 - $12000
Flights from South Bend to Mexico City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$7500 - $13000
Flights from South Bend to Mexico City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7500 - $12000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4600 - $16000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4600 - $16000
Flights from South Bend to Mexico City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4700 - $19000
Flights from South Bend to Mexico City via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4700 - $19000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5500 - $8500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mexico City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7000 - $12000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mexico City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$7500 - $12000
Flights from South Bend to Mexico City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$7500 - $13000
Flights from South Bend to Mexico City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7500 - $12000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3800 - $19000
Flights from South Bend to Mexico City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4500 - $17000
Flights from South Bend to Mexico City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$4800 - $18000
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3700 - $18000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$8000 - $13000
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2700 - $15000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Mexico City via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$3500 - $12000
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$260 - $300
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
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 Dallas
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2000 - $2800
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$2000 - $2800
Premium
$6500 - $9000
Flexi Coach Seat
$4000 - $6000
Business Seat
$4300 - $6500
Bus operators
Omnibus Mexicanos S.A. de C.V.
Phone
800 765 6636
Email
contacto@odm.com.mx
Website
omnibusmexicanos.com.mx
Bus from Dallas to Mexico City North
Ave. Duration
23h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3350
Schedules at
omnibusmexicanos.com.mx
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 Memphis
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1300 - $1800
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$1300 - $1800
Flexible
$2000 - $2900
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Memphis, TN to Dallas, Tx - 801 South Riverfront Boulevard
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1200 - $1500
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$1200 - $1500
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Night bus from Chicago, Il to Omaha, Ne
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1500 - $2100
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Primera Plus
Phone
+52 477 710 0060
Website
wl.primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Celaya to Mexico Central Norte
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$390 - $550
Schedules at
wl.primeraplus.com.mx
ETN
Phone
800 800 0386
Email
atn_clientes@etn.com.mx
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Celaya to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$360 - $600
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Online discount
$360 - $490
Regular price at station
$420 - $550
Chihuahuenses
Phone
800 507 5500
Email
contacto@estrellablanca.com.mx
Website
chihuahuenses.com.mx
Bus from Celaya to Mexico City Norte
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$495
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Mexico City is 3323 km. It takes approximately 34h 39m to drive from Chicago to Mexico City.

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Viva Aerobus, Aeroméxico, Volaris and three other airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Mexico City Airport.

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There are 533+ hotels available in Mexico City. Prices start at $2000 MXN 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 $1 - $5.

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