There are 11 ways to get from Chicago to Salem by plane, train, bus 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 Midway to Boston  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Boston (BOS) MDW - BOS

$97 - $398

Cheapest option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Boston, train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Boston (BOS) ORD - BOS
  2. Take the train from Lynn to Salem

$82 - $279

9 alternative options

Fly Chicago Midway to Manchester, bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Manchester (MHT) MDW - MHT
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma

$165 - $515

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Manchester, bus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Manchester (MHT) ORD - MHT
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma

$215 - $516

Fly Chicago Midway to Providence, train  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Providence (PVD) MDW - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak

$171 - $508

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Providence, train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Providence (PVD) ORD - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak

$171 - $659

Train to Milwaukee, fly to Boston  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Boston (BOS) MKE - BOS

$165 - $398

Bus D&J Bus  •  21 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York Djb149 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York to Boston, MA New York

$117 - $131

Train  •  22 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$143 - $400

Bus Greyhound USA  •  24 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny 1604
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma 2504 / ...

$103 - $268

Drive  •  16 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Salem 1011.5 miles

$95 - $150

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Salem, MA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and Porter Airlines fly from Chicago to Salem hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Salem via New York, Boston, MA, and Summer St @ South Station - Red Line entrance in around 21 h 28 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Providence
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Providence via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Providence via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Milwaukee to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manchester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manchester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manchester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manchester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manchester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Milwaukee to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boston via Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
D&J Bus
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from New York to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chicago to Salem?

The distance between Chicago and Salem is 1378 km. The road distance is 1618 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chicago to Salem?

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Salem is to drive which costs $95 - $150 and takes 16 h 52 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chicago to Salem?

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Salem is to fly which takes 5 h 19 min and costs $95 - $400.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Salem?

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Salem. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Salem Commuter Rail Station via New York and Summer St @ South Station - Red Line entrance. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 28 min.

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Salem?

It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Chicago to Salem, including transfers.