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There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Nebraska by plane, car, train or bus

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Lincoln  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lincoln (LNK) ORD - LNK

$274 - $353

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Bus Burlington Trailways  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE 1203 / ...

$60 - $100

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Fly Chicago Midway to Omaha  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Omaha (OMA) MDW - OMA

$144 - $356

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Omaha  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Omaha (OMA) ORD - OMA

$134 - $307

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Sioux City, drive  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Sioux City (SUX) ORD - SUX
  2. Drive from Sioux City to Norfolk

$179 - $1,617

Train  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Omaha Amtrak California Zephyr

$75 - $210

Bus Windstar  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE West Bound

$74 - $77

Drive  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Omaha 470.1 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Nebraska is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Nebraska is to fly which costs $270 - $360 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Omaha, NE. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Omaha Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 55 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Nebraska is 619 miles. The road distance is 470.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Nebraska without a car is to train which takes 8 h 55 min and costs $75 - $210.

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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Chicago to Nebraska, including transfers.

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Chicago to Nebraska bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Nebraska is to fly which takes 3 h 44 min and costs $270 - $360. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $210 and takes 8 h 55 min, you could also bus, which costs $74 - $77 and takes 9 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Nebraska.
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  • Distance: 619.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 44 min

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

United Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Lincoln 5 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Omaha twice daily. Tickets cost $75 - $210 and the journey takes 8 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Omaha
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Omaha via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lincoln
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Omaha
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Omaha
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux City
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lincoln via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
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 Omaha Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Burlington Trailways

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Lincoln Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 47 min.

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Chicago to Nebraska bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Omaha, NE station.

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Chicago to Nebraska train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Omaha Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Nebraska is 470 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to drive from Chicago to Nebraska.

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Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Lincoln Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Nebraska. 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 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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