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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Royal Gorge Bridge by plane, car, train or bus

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Recommended option

Fly Chicago Midway to Colorado Springs, drive  •  5h 26m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Colorado Springs (COS) MDW - COS
  2. Drive from Colorado Springs to Royal Gorge Bridge

$148 - $514

Cheapest option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Colorado Springs, drive  •  5h 51m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Colorado Springs (COS) ORD - COS
  2. Drive from Colorado Springs to Royal Gorge Bridge

$94 - $264

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Aspen, drive  •  8h 5m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Aspen (ASE) ORD - ASE
  2. Drive from Aspen to Royal Gorge Bridge

$176 - $486

Train, Amtrak Thruway Operated by Greyhound, drive  •  22h 2m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Denver
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway Operated by Greyhound from Denver Union Station Amtrak to Colorado Springs, CO
  3. Drive from Colorado Springs, CO to Royal Gorge Bridge

Train, bus  •  23h 14m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lamar Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Lamar Welcome Center to Pueblo Transit Center
  3. Take the bus from Pueblo Transit Center to Canon City - 420 Royal Gorge Blvd WB

$161 - $218

Bus  •  30h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to St Louis
  2. Take the bus from St Louis to Denver
  3. Take the bus from Denver to Pueblo
  4. Take the bus from Pueblo Transit Center to Canon City - 420 Royal Gorge Blvd WB

$187 - $257

Drive  •  18h 1m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Royal Gorge Bridge 1137.7 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Royal Gorge Bridge is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 18h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Royal Gorge Bridge is to fly and drive which costs $140 - $550 and takes 5h 26m.

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The distance between Chicago and Royal Gorge Bridge is 967 miles. The road distance is 1137.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Royal Gorge Bridge without a car is to train and bus which takes 23h 14m and costs $160 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5h 26m to get from Chicago to Royal Gorge Bridge, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Royal Gorge Bridge is 1138 miles. It takes approximately 18h 1m to drive from Chicago to Royal Gorge Bridge.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Colorado Springs Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Royal Gorge Bridge. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs $2 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Royal Gorge Bridge.
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  • Distance: 967.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 26m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Royal Gorge Bridge, CO, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Royal Gorge Bridge via St Louis, Denver, Pueblo Transit Center, and Canon City - 420 Royal Gorge Blvd WB in around 30h 52m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Colorado Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Colorado Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Colorado Springs via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Colorado Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Colorado Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Colorado Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aspen
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aspen via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Colorado Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Colorado Springs via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aspen
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aspen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
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 Denver
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Lamar Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Seat
$200 - $290
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Denver Union Station Amtrak to Colorado Springs, CO
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Pueblo, CO
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Lamar Welcome Center to Pueblo Transit Center
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Pueblo Transit Center to Canon City - 420 Royal Gorge Blvd WB
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
ridebustang.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 Chicago to St Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $90
Bus from St Louis to Denver
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $190
Bus from Denver to Pueblo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55

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