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

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia, train  •  4h 24m

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

$48 - $168

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Fly Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia  •  4h 22m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to New York La Guardia (LGA) MDW - LGA

$128 - $2,518

Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK, train  •  4h 27m

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

$90 - $241

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Newark  •  4h 37m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Newark (EWR) ORD - EWR

$56 - $172

Fly Chicago O'Hare to White Plains, train  •  6h 48m

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

$110 - $449

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, bus  •  6h 24m

  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 Franklin & Varick

$78 - $475

Bus  •  12h 15m

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

$50 - $110

Train  •  19h 53m

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

$95 - $140

Bus via Baltimore  •  23h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Amtrak to Baltimore Downtown "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown to New York "Greyhound" / ...

$108 - $156

Drive  •  13h 7m

  1. Drive from Chicago to New York 793 miles

$75 - $120

Chicago to New York by bus

The bus journey time between Chicago and New York is around 13h and covers a distance of around 797 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 13h. Operated by D&W Bus and Wanda Coach, the Chicago to New York bus service departs from Chicago, IL and arrives in New York. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to New York is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to New York is to fly which costs $120 - $2,600 and takes 4h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at New York. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at New York Moynihan Train Hall. 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 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to New York without a car is to bus which takes 12h 15m and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4h 24m to get from Chicago to New York, including transfers.

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Chicago to New York bus services, operated by D&W Bus, 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 fly which takes 4h 22m and costs $120 - $2,600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $110 and takes 12h 15m, you could also 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 24m

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to New York every 4 hours. Alternatively, D&W Bus operates a bus from Chicago, IL to New York 3 times a week. Tickets cost $90 - $110 and the journey takes 12h 15m. Wanda Coach also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Richmond
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Richmond
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Charleston
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$4 - $6
Train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
19h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
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 Franklin & Varick
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com
D&W Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY - 3 Allen St
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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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 Amtrak to Baltimore Downtown
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180
Bus from Baltimore Downtown to New York
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Chicago to New York bus services, operated by D&W Bus, arrive at New York station.

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New York is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 3:06 PM in Chicago and 4:06 PM in New York.

Chicago to New York train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to New York is 793 miles. It takes approximately 13h 7m to drive from Chicago to New York.

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Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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There are 4235+ 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 O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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