There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Phoenix by plane, 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 from Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Phoenix (PHX) ORD - PHX

$99 - $367

5 alternative options

Fly from Chicago Midway  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Phoenix (PHX) MDW - PHX

$144 - $606

Train to Milwaukee, fly  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Phoenix (PHX) MKE - PHX

$162 - $477

Train, bus  •  35 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Flagstaff Amtrak Southwest Chief
  2. Take the bus from Flagstaff, Az to Phoenix, Az 1353

$233 - $673

Bus  •  38 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Phoenix, Az 1351 / ...

$170 - $430

Drive  •  28 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Phoenix 1810.3 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Phoenix is to fly which costs $95 - $370 and takes 6 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Phoenix is to fly which takes 5 h 56 min and costs $140 - $650.

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The distance between Chicago and Phoenix is 2336 km. The road distance is 2897 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Chicago to Phoenix, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Phoenix, Az. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 38 h 55 min.

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Phoenix, AZ, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Chicago to Phoenix hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Phoenix hourly. Tickets cost $170 - $430 and the journey takes 38 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix via Des Moines
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Flagstaff Amtrak
Ave. Duration
31 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$450 - $650
Room
$800 - $1,100
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Flagstaff, Az to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Chicago, Il to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
38 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$170 - $280
Flexible
$330 - $430

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