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There are 11 ways to get from Chicago to Pennsylvania by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre  •  3h 35m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) ORD - AVP

$162 - $390

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Bus via Baltimore  •  21h 50m

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

$99 - $141

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Pittsburgh  •  4h

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Pittsburgh (PIT) ORD - PIT

$106 - $188

Fly Chicago Midway to Pittsburgh  •  3h 45m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Pittsburgh (PIT) MDW - PIT

$186 - $708

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Erie  •  4h 37m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Erie (ERI) ORD - ERI

$134 - $557

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) ORD - ABE

$138 - $398

Fly Chicago Midway to Philadelphia, train  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Philadelphia (PHL) MDW - PHL
  2. Take the train from Penn Medicine Station to Gladstone

$204 - $1,019

Bus  •  15h 15m

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

$104 - $122

Train via Washington  •  19h 24m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia Acela / ...

$119 - $224

Train  •  25h 46m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Philadelphia Cardinal

$109 - $152

Drive  •  12h 27m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Philadelphia 762.1 miles

$70 - $110

Chicago → Pennsylvania
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Pennsylvania is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Pennsylvania is to fly which costs $160 - $390 and takes 3h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Pennsylvania. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Philadelphia via New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Pennsylvania station. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at 15th St Station - MFL via ROCKVILLE station, Washington Union Station and 30th St Station - MFL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 24m.

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It is 519 miles from Chicago to Pennsylvania. It is approximately 762.1 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Pennsylvania without a car is to bus which takes 15h 15m and costs $100 - $130.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Chicago to Pennsylvania, including transfers.

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Chicago to Pennsylvania bus services, operated by D&W Bus, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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Chicago to Pennsylvania train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Pennsylvania is to fly which takes 3h 35m and costs $160 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $130 and takes 15h 15m, you could also train via Washington, which costs $110 - $230 and takes 19h 24m.

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  • Distance: 519.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 35m

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

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Chicago to Scranton every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Philadelphia via New York in around 15h 15m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pittsburgh via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erie
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pittsburgh via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pittsburgh via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $310
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Train operators
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from Penn Medicine Station to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
septa.org
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 Rockville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Chicago Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
25h 41m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $320
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $100
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Bus operators
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
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12
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.

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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 Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD to Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
peterpanbus.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 42m.

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Chicago to Pennsylvania bus services, operated by Focus, arrive at Philadelphia station.

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Pennsylvania is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 3:32 PM in Chicago and 4:32 PM in Pennsylvania.

Chicago to Pennsylvania train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Philadelphia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Pennsylvania is 762 miles. It takes approximately 12h 27m to drive from Chicago to Pennsylvania.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Pennsylvania. 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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