There are 10 ways to get from Chicago to Ohio 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.

Recommended option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Dayton  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Dayton (DAY) ORD - DAY

$142 - $255

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH 0351 / ...

$30 - $110

8 alternative options

Fly Chicago Midway to Columbus  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Columbus (CMH) MDW - CMH

$124 - $399

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Columbus  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Columbus (CMH) ORD - CMH

$114 - $280

Fly Chicago Midway to Cleveland, bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Cleveland (CLE) MDW - CLE
  2. Take the bus from Superior Av & W 3Rd St to State Rd & Hearthstone Rd

$118 - $480

Fly Chicago Midway to Covington, line 25 bus, line 78 bus  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Covington (CVG) MDW - CVG
  2. Take the line 25 bus from Covington Transit Center to Vine at 4th Cincinnati - In
  3. Take the line 78 bus from Vine St & 6Th St to Vine St & Hollister St

$146 - $711

Train Amtrak, bus  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh 1097 / ...

$65 - $161

Train, bus Hoosier Ride  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport Ssl
  2. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Columbus, OH 0353

$58 - $94

Train, bus Barons Bus  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center Ssl
  2. Take the bus from Gary, IN to Columbus, OH Schedules 0023 and 0024 / ...

$37 - $103

Drive  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Columbus 355.1 miles

$35 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Ohio is to drive which costs $35 - $50 and takes 5 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Ohio is to fly which costs $120 - $400 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Ohio is 283 miles. The road distance is 355.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Chicago to Ohio, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Columbus, OH. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 35 min.

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Ohio, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Dayton every 3 hours. Alternatively, Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Chicago to Columbus twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $110 and the journey takes 8 h 35 min. Barons Bus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cleveland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Greater Cleveland Transit
Phone
+1 216-621-9500
Website
riderta.com
Bus from Superior Av & W 3Rd St to State Rd & Hearthstone Rd
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
riderta.com
TANK
Phone
+1 859-331-8265
Website
tankbus.org
Bus from Covington Transit Center to Vine at 4th Cincinnati - In
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
tankbus.org
Go Metro
Phone
+1 513-632-7575
Email
customerservice@go-metro.com
Website
go-metro.com
Bus from Vine St & 6Th St to Vine St & Hollister St
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
go-metro.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Bus from Gary, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Gary, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
baronsbus.com

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