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There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to San Juan Airport (SJU) by plane or train

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Juan (SJU)

Fly from Chicago Midway

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to San Juan (SJU)

Train to South Bend, fly

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
  2. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to San Juan (SJU)

Train to Milwaukee, fly

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to San Juan (SJU)

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Juan (SJU) flights

The flight time between Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and San Juan (SJU) is around 7h 55m and covers a distance of around 3338 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 9m. The fastest flight normally takes 4h 43m. Services are operated by American Airlines, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines and others. Typically 167 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
5h 46m
Layover time:
2h 9m
Total time:
7h 55m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
4h 43m
Flight distance:
3338 km
Flights per week:
167
Cheapest price:
$88
Carbon emissions:
676 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
05:00
Last flight departs at:
19:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Juan (SJU) flight schedules

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Last updated: September 22 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Chicago to San Juan Airport (SJU) is to fly, which costs $85 - $230 and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to San Juan Airport (SJU) is to fly which costs $360 - $430 and takes 7h 14m.

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The distance between Chicago and San Juan Airport (SJU) is 3313 km.

It takes approximately 7h 25m to get from Chicago to San Juan Airport (SJU), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to San Juan Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 43m.

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San Juan Airport (SJU) is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 2:38 AM in Chicago and 3:38 AM in San Juan Airport (SJU).

United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Airways and four other airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to San Juan Airport.

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There are 162+ hotels available in San Juan Airport (SJU). Prices start at $100 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 $1 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to San Juan Airport (SJU).
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  • Distance: 3313.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 25m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and San Juan Airport (SJU), Puerto Rico?

American Airlines, United Airlines and five other airlines fly from Chicago to San Juan Airport (SJU) hourly.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Juan via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Juan via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Juan
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Juan via Orlando
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Juan via Tampa
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Juan via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to San Juan via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to San Juan via Tampa
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to San Juan via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to San Juan via Nashville
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Juan
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Juan via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Juan via Miami
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $370
Flights from South Bend to San Juan via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from South Bend to San Juan via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to San Juan via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to San Juan via Miami
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to San Juan via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Juan via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $410
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Juan via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Flights from South Bend to San Juan via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to San Juan via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to San Juan via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Juan
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from South Bend to San Juan via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from South Bend to San Juan via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte Amalie
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to San Juan via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Milwaukee to San Juan via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Milwaukee to San Juan via Houston
Ave. Duration
11h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Juan
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Juan via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Juan via Orlando
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $350
Flights from Milwaukee to San Juan via Orlando
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Juan via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $400
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from South Bend to San Juan via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
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 Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55

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