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There are 12 ways to get from Chicago to Plainfield by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Newark, train  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Newark (EWR) ORD - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Netherwood

$68 - $288

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Bus  •  14h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to New York, NY - 3 Allen St Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to E Front St At Terrill Rd 113 / ...

$56 - $107

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia, train  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ORD - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station
  3. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Netherwood

$74 - $282

Fly Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia, train  •  5h 51m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to New York La Guardia (LGA) MDW - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station
  3. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Netherwood

$144 - $782

Fly Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK, train  •  6h 8m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to New York JFK (JFK) ORD - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station
  4. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Netherwood

$110 - $443

Fly Chicago Midway to Philadelphia, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Philadelphia (PHL) MDW - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Newark

$230 - $1,101

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, bus, train  •  7h 16m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) ORD - ABE
  2. Take the bus from Lehigh Valley International Airport Trans Bridge Bus Stop to Clinton, NJ
  3. Take the train from Annandale to Netherwood

$152 - $421

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, bus  •  7h 54m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) ORD - AVP
  2. Take the bus from Scranton to Newark

$184 - $425

Bus via New York  •  14h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to E Front St At Terrill Rd 113 / ...

$96 - $117

Train via New York  •  21h 27m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall Lake Shore Limited / ...

$123 - $200

Train  •  27h 57m

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

$116 - $164

Drive  •  12h 58m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Plainfield 788.3 miles

$75 - $120

Chicago to Plainfield by bus, walk and subway

The journey time between Chicago and Plainfield is around 14h 21m and covers a distance of around 830 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 14h 21m. Operated by D&W Bus, MTA and NJ Transit, the Chicago to Plainfield service departs from Chicago, IL and arrives in E Front St At Terrill Rd. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
14h 21m
Fastest journey time:
14h 21m
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
$96
Carbon emissions:
165 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
19:45
Last service departs at:
19:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Plainfield bus, walk and subway schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Chicago to Plainfield is to drive, which costs $75 - $120 and takes 12h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Plainfield is to fly and train which costs $65 - $290 and takes 5h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Plainfield. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Netherwood via New York Moynihan Train Hall and Newark Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 27m.

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The distance between Chicago and Plainfield is 695 miles. The road distance is 788.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Plainfield without a car is to bus via New York which takes 14h 1m and costs $95 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Chicago to Plainfield, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Plainfield is to bus via New York which takes 14h 1m and costs $95 - $120. Alternatively, you can train via New York, which costs $120 - $200 and takes 21h 27m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Plainfield is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 2:38 PM in Chicago and 3:38 PM in Plainfield.

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  • Distance: 695.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 23m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Plainfield, NJ, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Plainfield via New York, Grand St, W 4 St-Wash Sq, 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 14h 1m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 19h 53m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $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
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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Covington
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Richmond
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
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
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Netherwood
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Annandale to Netherwood
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
njtransit.com
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
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 Philadelphia to Newark
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Chicago Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
19h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station to Newark
Ave. Duration
26h 53m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Premium
$350 - $480
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Seat
$240 - $340
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 Philadelphia to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
Bus operators
Trans-bridge Lines
Phone
+1 610-868-6001
Email
webmaster@transbridgelines.com
Website
transbridgelines.com
Bus from Lehigh Valley International Airport Trans Bridge Bus Stop to Clinton, NJ
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
transbridgelines.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 Scranton to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55
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
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to E Front St At Terrill Rd
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $2
Adult
$3 - $4
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY - 3 Allen St
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Book at
GoTo Bus

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Chicago to Plainfield train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Plainfield is 788 miles. It takes approximately 12h 58m to drive from Chicago to Plainfield.

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Air Canada, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Newark Airport.

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There are 181+ hotels available in Plainfield. 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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