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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to New Castle by plane, bus, taxi, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Chicago Midway to Pittsburgh, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Pittsburgh (PIT)
  2. Take the bus from East Busway At Penn Station D to Transit Center, PA

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Akron, bus, taxi

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Akron (CAK)
  2. Take the bus from Akron, OH to Youngstown, OH
  3. Take a taxi from Youngstown, OH to New Castle

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Pittsburgh, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Pittsburgh (PIT)
  2. Take the bus from East Busway At Penn Station D to Transit Center, PA

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from East Busway At Penn Station D to Transit Center, PA

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Pittsburgh
  2. Take the bus from East Busway At Penn Station D to Transit Center, PA

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to New Castle

Chicago to New Castle by train and bus

The journey time between Chicago and New Castle is around 11h 50m and covers a distance of around 533 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 10m. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 50m. Operated by Amtrak and New Castle Transit, the Chicago to New Castle service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Transit Center, PA. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
10h 40m
Layover time:
1h 10m
Total time:
11h 50m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
11h 50m
Journey distance:
533 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
51 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
18:40
Last service departs at:
18:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to New Castle train and bus schedules

Chicago → New Castle
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in New Castle is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in New Castle is recommended.

The social distance requirement in New Castle is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Chicago to New Castle is to drive, which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to New Castle is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to New Castle. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Transit Center, PA via East Busway At Penn Station D. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 20m.

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The distance between Chicago and New Castle is 384 miles. The road distance is 421.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to New Castle without a car is to train and bus which takes 11h 40m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Chicago to New Castle, including transfers.

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Chicago to New Castle bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Pittsburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Chicago to New Castle bus services, operated by New Castle Transit, arrive at Transit Center, PA station.

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New Castle is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 1:08 AM in Chicago and 2:08 AM in New Castle.

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  • Distance: 384 miles
  • Duration: 6h 3m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and New Castle, Lawrence County, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to New Castle via Pittsburgh and East Busway At Penn Station D in around 15h 20m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $370
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Akron
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Akron
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pittsburgh via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $270
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 Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$110 - $170
Bus operators
New Castle Transit
Phone
(724) 654-3130
Website
newcastletransit.org
Bus from East Busway At Penn Station D to Transit Center, PA
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
newcastletransit.org
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 Akron to Youngstown
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$29 - $45
Bus from Chicago to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $130
Other operators
Taxi from Youngstown, OH to New Castle
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to New Castle is 422 miles. It takes approximately 7h 1m to drive from Chicago to New Castle.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in New Castle. Prices start at $100 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 $1 - $5.

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