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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Roanoke by plane, car, train or bus

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Fly to Roanoke  •  5h 2m

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

$243 - $449

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Bus  •  26h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Nashville, Tn 1163 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Roanoke, Va 1508 / ...

$109 - $277

4 alternative options

Fly to Lewisburg, drive  •  5h 27m

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

$149 - $717

Fly to Charlottesville, train  •  7h 22m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Charlottesville (CHO) ORD - CHO
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Roanoke Amtrak

$282 - $615

Train  •  23h 57m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Roanoke Amtrak Northeast Regional

$181 - $503

Drive  •  11h 43m

  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 11h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Roanoke is to fly which costs $240 - $450 and takes 5h 2m.

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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 26h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Roanoke. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Roanoke Amtrak via Charlottesville Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 57m.

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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 train which takes 23h 57m and costs $180 - $550.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m 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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Chicago to Roanoke train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Roanoke is to fly which takes 5h 2m and costs $240 - $450. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 23h 57m, you could also bus, which costs $100 - $280 and takes 26h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Roanoke.
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  • Distance: 521.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 2m

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Roanoke every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chicago to Roanoke via Charlottesville Amtrak Station in around 23h 57m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Roanoke via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Roanoke via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lewisburg
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Roanoke via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Roanoke Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
Frequency
3 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.

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, Il to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Roanoke, Va
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Roanoke Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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

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Roanoke is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 6:41 AM in Chicago and 7:41 AM in Roanoke.

Chicago to Roanoke train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Roanoke Amtrak station.

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

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Roanoke Airport.

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Book your Chicago to Roanoke bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Roanoke. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs $2 - $5.

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