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There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Niagara Falls by plane, bus, train 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.

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Fly Chicago Midway to Buffalo, line 40 bus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Buffalo (BUF) MDW - BUF
  2. Take the line 40 bus from North Division & Main St to Rainbow Blvd & 1st St

$136 - $408

Cheapest option

Bus, Thru-Bus via Chicago, IL  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Hamilton, ON 5500
  2. Take the Thru-Bus from Hamilton, ON to Niagara Falls, ON 5591 / ...

$51 - $132

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo, line 40 bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Buffalo (BUF) ORD - BUF
  2. Take the line 40 bus from North Division & Main St to Rainbow Blvd & 1st St

$126 - $379

Fly Chicago Midway to Billy Bishop Toronto City, train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) MDW - YTZ
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls

$145 - $452

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Rochester, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Rochester (ROC) ORD - ROC
  2. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Niagara Falls Amtrak

$172 - $421

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Toronto, train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Toronto (YYZ) ORD - YYZ
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls

$146 - $450

Train  •  12 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Niagara Falls Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$101 - $260

Bus Greyhound USA, Thru-Bus  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Hamilton, On 5500
  2. Take the Thru-Bus from Hamilton, ON to Niagara Falls, ON 5591 / ...

$58 - $150

Drive  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Niagara Falls 521.9 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Niagara Falls is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Niagara Falls is to fly and line 40 bus which costs $130 - $410 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Niagara Falls. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Niagara Falls, ON via Hamilton, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Niagara Falls. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Niagara Falls Amtrak via Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 24 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Niagara Falls is 447 miles. The road distance is 521.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Niagara Falls without a car is to train which takes 12 h 24 min and costs $100 - $260.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Chicago to Niagara Falls, including transfers.

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Chicago to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Niagara Falls is to train which takes 12 h 24 min and costs $100 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus and Thru-Bus, which costs $55 - $150 and takes 12 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Niagara Falls.
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  • Distance: 447.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Niagara Falls, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Chicago to Niagara Falls via Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak in around 12 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Niagara Falls via Hamilton, On and Hamilton, ON in around 12 h 35 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Niagara Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$20 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $85
Business
$60 - $85
Train from Rochester to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$22 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$60 - $90
Train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$14 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
EconomyPlus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $65
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 Rochester Amtrak to Niagara Falls Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Niagara Falls Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
NFTA
Phone
+1 716-855-7300
Website
metro.nfta.com
Bus from North Division & Main St to Rainbow Blvd & 1st St
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.nfta.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 Hamilton, On
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Hamilton, ON to Niagara Falls, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$10 - $15
Online Fare
$10 - $24
Standard Fare
$18 - $27
Refundable
$22 - $35
Bus from Chicago, IL to Hamilton, ON
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $65
Online Fare
$55 - $85
Standard Fare
$70 - $110
Refundable
$80 - $120
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Hamilton, ON to Niagara Falls, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Book at
megabus.ca

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Buffalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Chicago to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Niagara Falls, ON station.

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Niagara Falls is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 12:38 AM in Chicago and 1:38 AM in Niagara Falls.

Chicago to Niagara Falls train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Niagara Falls Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Niagara Falls is 522 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 57 min to drive from Chicago to Niagara Falls.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 468+ hotels available in Niagara Falls. Prices start at $57 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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