There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Salt Lake City 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 from Chicago Midway  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Salt Lake City (SLC) MDW - SLC

$165 - $357

Cheapest option

Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Salt Lake City (SLC) ORD - SLC

$90 - $238

4 alternative options

Train to Milwaukee, fly  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Salt Lake City (SLC) MKE - SLC

$143 - $357

Train  •  34 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Salt Lake City Amtrak California Zephyr

$200 - $600

Bus  •  39 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Denver, CO
  3. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Salt Lake City, Ut

$194 - $364

Drive  •  21 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Salt Lake City 1404.6 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Salt Lake City is to fly which costs $90 - $240 and takes 5 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Salt Lake City is to fly which costs $160 - $360 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Salt Lake City is 1265 miles. The road distance is 1404.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Chicago to Salt Lake City, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Salt Lake City. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Salt Lake City, Ut via Champaign, IL and Denver, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Salt Lake City Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 h 5 min.

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The nearest airport to Salt Lake City is Salt Lake City (SLC) Airport which is 5.1 miles away. Other nearby airports include Provo (PVU) (38.6 miles), Pocatello (PIH) (153.7 miles), Twin Falls (TWF) (180.4 miles) and Idaho Falls (IDA) (191.6 miles).

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Chicago to Salt Lake City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Emeryville Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Salt Lake City.
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  • Distance: 1264.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Salt Lake City, UT, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Salt Lake City hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Salt Lake City once daily. Tickets cost $200 - $600 and the journey takes 34 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Salt Lake City via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Salt Lake City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Salt Lake City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $360
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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 Salt Lake City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$360 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$430 - $600
Room
$750 - $1,100
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Denver, Co to Salt Lake City, Ut
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
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