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

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Fly to Roanoke  •  4 h 27 min

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

$243 - $449

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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 59 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 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

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

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Roanoke is to fly which costs $240 - $450 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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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.

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The distance between Chicago and Roanoke is 521 miles. The road distance is 668.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Roanoke without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 22 min and costs $90 - $240.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Chicago to Roanoke, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Roanoke is to fly which takes 4 h 27 min and costs $240 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $240 and takes 20 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Roanoke Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 53 min.

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Chicago to Roanoke bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Roanoke, Va station.

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Roanoke is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 2:17 PM in Chicago and 3:17 PM in Roanoke.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Roanoke is 668 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 43 min to drive from Chicago to Roanoke.

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  • Distance: 521.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Roanoke every 2 hours. 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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Roanoke via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lewisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 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 10 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 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
4 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

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 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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