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There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Reading by plane, taxi, bus, train 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 Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, taxi  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) ORD - ABE
  2. Take a taxi from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Reading

$382 - $625

Cheapest option

Bus via Baltimore  •  23h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Baltimore Downtown, Md
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Philadelphia, Pa
  3. Take the bus from 30th Street Station to Reading BARTA

$112 - $149

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Fly Chicago Midway to Philadelphia, bus  •  7h 3m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Philadelphia (PHL) MDW - PHL
  2. Take the bus from 30th Street Station to Reading BARTA

$154 - $456

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia, bus  •  7h 22m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Philadelphia (PHL) ORD - PHL
  2. Take the bus from 30th Street Station to Reading BARTA

$144 - $507

Bus  •  18h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York to Philadelphia
  3. Take the bus from 30th Street Station to Reading BARTA

$140 - $142

Train, bus via Washington  •  21h 42m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Take the bus from 30th Street Station to Reading BARTA

$154 - $570

Train, bus  •  28h 1m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from 30th Street Station to Reading BARTA Philadelphia

$155 - $415

Drive  •  11h 38m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Reading 718 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Reading is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 11h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Reading is to fly and taxi which costs $380 - $650 and takes 4h 18m.

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The distance between Chicago and Reading is 621 miles. The road distance is 718 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Reading without a car is to bus which takes 18h 13m and costs $140 - $142.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m to get from Chicago to Reading, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 44m.

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Reading is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 9:14 PM in Chicago and 10:14 PM in Reading.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Reading is 718 miles. It takes approximately 11h 38m to drive from Chicago to Reading.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Reading. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Reading.
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  • Distance: 621.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 18m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Reading, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Reading via New York, NY, New York, Philadelphia, 11th St Station - MFL, 30th St Station - MFL, and 30th Street Station in around 18h 13m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Fort Wayne
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Dayton
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
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 Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Chicago Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
25h 41m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Bus operators
Clydesdale Bus
Phone
+1-800-428-1942
Email
hello@clydesdalebus.com
Website
clydesdalebus.com
Bus from 30th Street Station to Reading BARTA
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
clydesdalebus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $110
Flexible
$110 - $170
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $23
Flexible
$35 - $55
Other operators
Taxi from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Reading
Ave. Duration
52m
Estimated price
$170 - $210
United Taxi Co
Phone
+1 610-434-2890
Quick Service Taxi
Phone
+1 610-435-8294
Website
quicktaxilehighvalley.com
Premium Taxi
Phone
+1 610-433-7550
Website
premiumtaxiallentown.com

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