There are 10 ways to get from Chicago to New York by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia, train  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to New York La Guardia (LGA) MDW - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Penn Station

$104 - $7,519

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia, train  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ORD - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Penn Station

$44 - $309

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Newark, train  •  4h 32m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Newark (EWR) ORD - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station

$68 - $357

Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK, train  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to New York JFK (JFK) ORD - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station

$80 - $321

Fly Chicago O'Hare to White Plains, train  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to White Plains (HPN) ORD - HPN
  2. Take the train from White Plains to Grand Central

$134 - $629

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, bus  •  6h 21m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) ORD - ABE
  2. Take the bus from Lehigh Valley International Airport Trans Bridge Bus Stop to Exchange Place

$108 - $435

Bus via Perrysburg  •  13h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Maumee
  2. Take the bus from Maumee to New York

$92 - $113

Bus  •  17h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny 1604 / ...

$50 - $120

Train  •  19h 53m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station Lake Shore Limited / ...

$95 - $140

Drive  •  13h 5m

  1. Drive from Chicago to New York 793.9 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to New York is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to New York is to fly and train which costs $100 - $7,500 and takes 4h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at New York, Ny. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at New York Penn Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19h 53m.

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The distance between Chicago and New York is 715 miles. The road distance is 793.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to New York without a car is to bus via Perrysburg which takes 13h 15m and costs $90 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m to get from Chicago to New York, including transfers.

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

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Chicago to New York train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to New York is to bus via Perrysburg which takes 13h 15m and costs $90 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $140 and takes 19h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to New York.
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  • Distance: 715.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 18m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and New York, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to New York via Maumee in around 13h 15m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 19h 53m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$4 - $7
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from White Plains to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
mta.info
At Station Off-Peak
$9 - $12
Onboard Off-Peak
$16
At Station Peak
$12 - $15
Onboard-Peak
$19 - $21
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 New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Bus operators
Trans-bridge Lines
Phone
+1 610-868-6001
Email
webmaster@transbridgelines.com
Website
transbridgelines.com
Bus from Lehigh Valley International Airport Trans Bridge Bus Stop to Exchange Place
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com
D&W Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Maumee
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Bus from Maumee to New York
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.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.

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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, Il to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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GoTo Bus
Bus Ticket Inc.
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York, NY - Allen St.
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Book at
gotobus.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Chicago to New York bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New York, Ny station.

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New York is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 3:59 AM in Chicago and 4:59 AM in New York.

Chicago to New York train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to New York is 794 miles. It takes approximately 13h 5m to drive from Chicago to New York.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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Book your Chicago to New York train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Chicago to New York bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 2019+ hotels available in New York. 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 $2 - $5.

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