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There are 10 ways to get from Chicago to Port Canaveral by plane, bus, train, car or taxi

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Fly Chicago Midway to Orlando, line 8 bus, line 4 bus  •  8h 12m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Orlando (MCO) MDW - MCO
  2. Take the line 8 bus from SR 520 / Townsend Rd NE Corner to Transit Center Cocoa
  3. Take the line 4 bus from Transit Center Cocoa to Shepard Park @ Pizza Hut

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Tampa, train, drive  •  8h 18m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Tampa (TPA) ORD - TPA
  2. Take the train from Tampa to Kissimmee Amtrak Station
  3. Drive from Kissimmee Amtrak Station to Port Canaveral

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Orlando, line 8 bus, line 4 bus  •  8h 32m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Orlando (MCO) ORD - MCO
  2. Take the line 8 bus from SR 520 / Townsend Rd NE Corner to Transit Center Cocoa
  3. Take the line 4 bus from Transit Center Cocoa to Shepard Park @ Pizza Hut

Fly Chicago Midway to Tampa, train, drive  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Tampa (TPA) MDW - TPA
  2. Take the train from Tampa to Kissimmee Amtrak Station
  3. Drive from Kissimmee Amtrak Station to Port Canaveral

Fly Chicago Midway to Melbourne  •  10h 16m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Melbourne (MLB) MDW - MLB

Train to Milwaukee, fly to Orlando  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Orlando (MCO) MKE - MCO

Fly Chicago Midway to Sarasota/Bradenton, bus, taxi  •  10h 25m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) MDW - SRQ
  2. Take the bus from Sarasota Cattlemen Transfer Center to Orlando International Airport
  3. Take a taxi from Orlando International Airport to Port Canaveral

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville, bus  •  11h 57m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Jacksonville (JAX) ORD - JAX
  2. Take the bus from Jacksonville to Melbourne

Bus  •  25h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago IL to Melbourne FL Palmland

Drive  •  19h 55m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Port Canaveral 1212.2 miles

Chicago Midway (MDW) to Melbourne (MLB) flights

The flight time between Chicago Midway (MDW) and Melbourne (MLB) is around 6h 5m and covers a distance of around 1033 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 44m. The fastest flight normally takes 4h 7m. Services are operated by Delta, Southwest Airlines, Allegiant Air and others. Typically 54 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 20m
Layover time:
2h 44m
Total time:
6h 5m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
4h 7m
Flight distance:
1033 miles
Flights per week:
54
Cheapest price:
$125
Carbon emissions:
547 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:01
Last flight departs at:
16:33

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago Midway (MDW) to Melbourne (MLB) flight schedules

Chicago → Port Canaveral
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  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Port Canaveral is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Port Canaveral is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Port Canaveral is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Port Canaveral is to fly and train and drive which costs $95 - $210 and takes 8h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Port Canaveral is to fly and train and drive which costs $200 - $2,100 and takes 8h 1m.

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The distance between Chicago and Port Canaveral is 1016 miles. The road distance is 1212.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Port Canaveral without a car is to bus which takes 25h 51m and costs $170 - $230.

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It takes approximately 8h 12m to get from Chicago to Port Canaveral, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Port Canaveral is to fly which takes 10h 16m and costs $160 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $230 and takes 25h 51m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Orlando Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Port Canaveral is 1212 miles. It takes approximately 19h 55m to drive from Chicago to Port Canaveral.

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

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There are 49+ hotels available in Port Canaveral. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Port Canaveral.
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  • Distance: 1016.3 miles
  • Duration: 8h 12m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Port Canaveral, FL, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Chicago to Port Canaveral every 4 hours. Alternatively, Palmland Bus Lines operates a bus from Chicago IL to Melbourne FL twice daily. Tickets cost $75 - $95 and the journey takes 25h 10m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tampa via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Milwaukee to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Milwaukee to Orlando via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Milwaukee to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sarasota/Bradenton
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sarasota/Bradenton via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sarasota/Bradenton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $310
Flights from Chicago Midway to Melbourne via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $490
Flights from Chicago Midway to Melbourne via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $550
Flights from Milwaukee to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $430
Flights from Chicago Midway to Sarasota/Bradenton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $340
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $360
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $280
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $250
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jacksonville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $410
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Milwaukee to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Milwaukee to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Melbourne via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
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 Tampa to Kissimmee Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Space Coast Area Transit
Phone
+1 321-633-1878
Website
321transit.com
Bus from SR 520 / Townsend Rd NE Corner to Transit Center Cocoa
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
321transit.com
Bus from Transit Center Cocoa to Shepard Park @ Pizza Hut
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
321transit.com
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Sarasota Cattlemen Transfer Center to Orlando International Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
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 Jacksonville to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65
Palmland Bus Lines
Website
palmlandlines.com
Bus from Chicago IL to Melbourne FL
Ave. Duration
25h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
palmlandlines.com
Other operators
Taxi from Orlando International Airport to Port Canaveral
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Wheeler Taxi Service
Phone
+1 321-662-9111
Rapid Transportation Service
Phone
+1 407-557-5143
24Seven Taxi
Phone
+1 407-502-5111
Website
24seven-taxi.com
Orlando Cab Co.
Phone
+1 407-575-7757
Website
myorlandocab.com
Diamond Cab Company
Phone
+1 407-523-3333
Website
diamondcabco.com

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