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There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Miami by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Miami  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Miami (MIA) ORD - MIA

$70 - $458

Cheapest option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Fort Lauderdale, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) ORD - FLL
  2. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Station to Miami

$69 - $353

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Fly Chicago Midway to Miami  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Miami (MIA) MDW - MIA

$185 - $857

Fly Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale, train  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) MDW - FLL
  2. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Station to Miami

$124 - $462

Fly Chicago O'Hare to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, train  •  7h 32m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach (PBI) ORD - PBI
  2. Take the train from West Palm Beach Station to Miami

$99 - $467

Bus via Chamblee  •  28h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Miami, FL Atlanta route

$227 - $246

Bus  •  36h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Atlanta, Ga 1151 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Miami, Fl 1119 / ...

$147 - $203

Train  •  42h 18m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Miami Amtrak Station Silver Meteor / ...

$262 - $758

Drive  •  22h 35m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Miami 1383.4 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Miami is to fly and train which costs $65 - $360 and takes 6h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Miami is to fly which costs $70 - $460 and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Miami. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Sw 1 St & 1 Ct via Atlanta, Ga and Airport Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Miami. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Government Ctr.Stat.Rail Southbound via Washington Union Station and Tri-Rail Station Rail Southbound. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42h 18m.

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The distance between Chicago and Miami is 1197 miles. The road distance is 1383.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Miami without a car is to bus via Chamblee which takes 28h 31m and costs $220 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5h 15m to get from Chicago to Miami, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Miami is to fly which takes 5h 15m and costs $70 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus via Chamblee, which costs $220 - $250 and takes 28h 31m, you could also train, which costs $260 - $800 and takes 42h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Miami.
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  • Distance: 1197.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 15m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Miami, FL, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Miami hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Miami via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Civic Center Station, Doraville Station, Doraville Station, Buford Hwy@Longmire, and Atlanta, GA in around 28h 31m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Miami via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Miami via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Miami via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Miami via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Lauderdale via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Miami
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Miami via Key West
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fort Lauderdale via Tampa
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Miami
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $480
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Train operators
Brightline Virgin Trains USA
Phone
+1 305-521-4800
Email
guestservices@gobrightline.com
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Station to Miami
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Book at
Brightline
SmartPlus
$15 - $21
Smart
$10 - $15
Select
$29 - $33
Train from West Palm Beach Station to Miami
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Book at
Brightline
SmartPlus
$17 - $24
Smart
$13 - $18
Select
$35 - $45
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 Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
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 Washington Union Station to Miami Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
23h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $390
Business Coach Seat
$320 - $450
Room
$600 - $850
Bus operators
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Miami, FL
Ave. Duration
12h 31m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
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, Il to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Miami, Fl
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Miami Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 2m.

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Chicago to Miami bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Miami, Fl station.

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Miami is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 11:05 AM in Chicago and 12:05 PM in Miami.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Miami is 1383 miles. It takes approximately 22h 35m to drive from Chicago to Miami.

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

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There are 1808+ hotels available in Miami. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs $2 - $5.

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