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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Salt Lake City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 49 min

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

$90 - $238

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Fly from Chicago Midway  •  5 h 39 min

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

$165 - $357

Bus to Milwaukee, fly  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Salt Lake City (SLC) MKE - SLC

$135 - $323

Train  •  34 h 5 min

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

$200 - $600

Bus  •  40 h 15 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

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Salt Lake City is to fly which costs $90 - $240 and takes 5 h 49 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 39 min.

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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 40 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Salt Lake City Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 h 5 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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The best way to get from Chicago to Salt Lake City without a car is to train which takes 34 h 5 min and costs $200 - $600.

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Chicago to Salt Lake City, including transfers.

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Chicago to Salt Lake City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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Chicago to Salt Lake City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Salt Lake City is to fly which takes 5 h 49 min and costs $90 - $240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $200 - $600 and takes 34 h 5 min, you could also bus, which costs $190 - $370 and takes 40 h 15 min.

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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 49 min

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

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Chicago to Salt Lake City hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Salt Lake City twice 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 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $440
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $360
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $360
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Salt Lake City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $410
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $290
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 Salt Lake City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Coach USA
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 Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Salt Lake City Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 33 min.

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Chicago to Salt Lake City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Salt Lake City, Ut station.

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Salt Lake City is 1 h behind Chicago. It is currently 1:21 PM in Chicago and 12:21 PM in Salt Lake City.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Salt Lake City is 1405 miles. It takes approximately 21 h 24 min to drive from Chicago to Salt Lake City.

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

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There are 237+ hotels available in Salt Lake City. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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

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