There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Roanoke by plane, car, bus or train

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 to Roanoke  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Roanoke (ROA) ORD - ROA

$243 - $449

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Nashville, Tn 1115 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Roanoke, Va 1508 / ...

$94 - $238

3 alternative options

Fly to Lewisburg, drive  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lewisburg (LWB) ORD - LWB
  2. Drive from Lewisburg to Roanoke

$149 - $717

Train, bus  •  23 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Charlottesville, Va to Roanoke, Va 1511 / ...

$130 - $359

Drive  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Roanoke 668.5 miles

$65 - $95

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Roanoke, VA, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Roanoke hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Roanoke via Nashville, Tn in around 20 h 22 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Roanoke via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lewisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Roanoke via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Roanoke via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Roanoke, Va
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Bus from Charlottesville, Va to Roanoke, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Roanoke is 834 km. The road distance is 1070 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Roanoke is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 11 h 43 min.

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Roanoke is to fly which takes 4 h 22 min and costs $240 - $450.

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Roanoke. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Roanoke, Va via Nashville, Tn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 22 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Chicago to Roanoke, including transfers.