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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.

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Fly Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia  •  4h 21m

  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  •  4h 35m

  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  •  4h 4m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Newark (EWR) MDW - EWR

$109 - $381

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Newark  •  4h 22m

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

$104 - $402

Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK, train  •  4h 29m

  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  •  6h 27m

  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  •  6h 27m

  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  •  14h

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

$75 - $190

Train  •  19h 53m

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

$120 - $370

Bus Wanda Coach  •  20h 15m

  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  •  13h 6m

  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 6m.

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

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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 14h.

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

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It takes approximately 4h 21m 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 4h 21m and costs $100 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $190 and takes 14h, you could also train, which costs $120 - $370 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 21m

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&J Bus operates a bus from Chicago to New York once daily. Tickets cost $90 and the journey takes 14h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to White Plains via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19m
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
59m
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
19h 53m
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
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
D&J Bus
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
14h
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
17h 40m
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
13h
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
12h 50m
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
5h 35m
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 2h.

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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 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 11:28 PM in Chicago and 12:28 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 6m 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 2158+ hotels available in New York. Prices start at $94 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23m and costs $2 - $4.

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