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There are 11 ways to get from Chicago to New York by plane, subway, 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 Midway to New York La Guardia  •  4 h 21 min

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

$102 - $494

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia, subway  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ORD - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to W 4 St

$67 - $375

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Fly Chicago Midway to Newark, train  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Newark (EWR) MDW - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station

$108 - $384

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Newark, train  •  4 h 27 min

  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

$103 - $405

Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK, train  •  4 h 25 min

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

$86 - $406

Fly Chicago O'Hare to White Plains, train  •  6 h 22 min

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

$213 - $676

Bus to Milwaukee, fly to New York La Guardia  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to New York La Guardia (LGA) MKE - LGA

$127 - $540

Bus D&J Bus  •  14 h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York Djb149 / ...

$75 - $190

Train  •  19 h 53 min

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

$120 - $370

Bus Wanda Coach  •  20 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI 1482
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to New York, NY - 3 Allen St Grand Rapids

$110 - $133

Drive  •  13 h 6 min

  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 13 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to New York is to fly and train which costs $100 - $390 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at New York. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h.

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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 19 h 53 min.

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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 which takes 14 h and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Chicago to New York, including transfers.

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Chicago to New York bus services, operated by D&J Bus, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to New York is to fly which takes 4 h 21 min and costs $100 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $190 and takes 14 h, you could also train, which costs $120 - $370 and takes 19 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to New York.
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  • Distance: 715.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to New York every 2 hours. Alternatively, D&J Bus operates a bus from Chicago to New York once daily. Tickets cost $90 and the journey takes 14 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Train operators
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from White Plains to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $11
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $16
Onboard
$13 - $18
At station
$8 - $13
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
19 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Bus operators
Coach USA
D&J Bus
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
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.

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 New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to New York, NY - 3 Allen St
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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

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

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New York is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 2:24 PM in Chicago and 3:24 PM 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 13 h 6 min 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 bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 1911+ hotels available in New York. Prices start at $109 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 - $4.

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