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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Phoenix by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Chicago Midway  •  6 h 11 min

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

$144 - $606

Cheapest option

Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 22 min

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

$99 - $367

4 alternative options

Bus to Milwaukee, fly  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Phoenix (PHX) MKE - PHX

$154 - $442

Train, bus  •  35 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Flagstaff Amtrak Station Southwest Chief
  2. Take the bus from Flagstaff to Phoenix Airport FlixBus

$222 - $640

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

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Phoenix is to fly which costs $95 - $370 and takes 6 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Phoenix is to fly which costs $140 - $650 and takes 6 h 11 min.

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

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The distance between Chicago and Phoenix is 1460 miles. The road distance is 1810.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Phoenix without a car is to train and bus which takes 35 h 40 min and costs $220 - $650.

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It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Chicago to Phoenix, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Phoenix is to fly which takes 6 h 11 min and costs $140 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $430 and takes 38 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Phoenix Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 50 min.

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Chicago to Phoenix bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Phoenix, Az station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Phoenix.
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  • Distance: 1460.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 11 min

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

Southwest Airlines flies from Chicago to Phoenix hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Phoenix 5 times a day. 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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix via Omaha
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Train operators
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 Flagstaff Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
31 h 42 min
Frequency
Once 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
Coach USA
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Flagstaff to Phoenix Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Schedules at
flixbus.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, Il to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
38 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$170 - $280
Flexible
$330 - $430

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More Questions & Answers

Phoenix is 1 h behind Chicago. It is currently 4:33 PM in Chicago and 3:33 PM in Phoenix.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Phoenix is 1810 miles. It takes approximately 28 h 4 min to drive from Chicago to Phoenix.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Phoenix Airport.

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Book your Chicago to Phoenix bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 876+ hotels available in Phoenix. Prices start at $59 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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