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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Sanibel Island by plane, bus, train 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.

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Fly from Chicago Midway

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Ft. Myers (RSW)

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Ft. Myers (RSW)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chicago IL to West Palm Beach FL
  2. Take the bus from West Palm Beach to Ft Myers

Bus via Atlanta

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Amtrak to Atlanta
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta to Orlando
  3. Take the bus from Orlando to Ft Myers

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to West Palm Beach Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from West Palm Beach to Ft Myers

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to Sanibel Island

Chicago Midway (MDW) to Ft. Myers (RSW) flights

The flight time between Chicago Midway (MDW) and Ft. Myers (RSW) is around 4h 32m and covers a distance of around 1114 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 6m. The fastest flight normally takes 2h 45m. Services are operated by Southwest Airlines and Delta. Typically 97 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:
3h 26m
Layover time:
1h 6m
Total time:
4h 32m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
2h 45m
Flight distance:
1114 miles
Flights per week:
97
Cheapest price:
$167
Carbon emissions:
590 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
05:40
Last flight departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago Midway (MDW) to Ft. Myers (RSW) flight schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Sanibel Island is to fly which costs $70 - $410 and takes 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Sanibel Island is to fly which costs $350 - $2,600 and takes 4h 49m.

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The distance between Chicago and Sanibel Island is 1119 miles. The road distance is 1313.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Sanibel Island without a car is to bus which takes 31h 59m and costs $130 - $180.

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It takes approximately 4h 49m to get from Chicago to Sanibel Island, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Sanibel Island is to fly which takes 4h 49m and costs $350 - $2,600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $180 and takes 31h 59m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Ft. Myers Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Sanibel Island is 1314 miles. It takes approximately 21h 41m to drive from Chicago to Sanibel Island.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Ft. Myers Airport.

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There are 2034+ hotels available in Sanibel Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Sanibel Island.
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  • Distance: 1118.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 49m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Sanibel Island, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Sanibel Island hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Sanibel Island via West Palm Beach and Ft Myers in around 31h 59m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ft. Myers
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ft. Myers via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ft. Myers via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Ft. Myers via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ft. Myers
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ft. Myers via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ft. Myers
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ft. Myers via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ft. Myers via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $380
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ft. Myers
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ft. Myers
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ft. Myers
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $320
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 Rockville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Train from Washington Union Station to West Palm Beach Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Premium
$340 - $470
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Seat
$230 - $340
Bus operators
Palmland Bus Lines
Website
palmlandlines.com
Bus from Chicago IL to West Palm Beach FL
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Schedules at
palmlandlines.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 West Palm Beach to Ft Myers
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $28
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Chicago Amtrak to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $110
Flexible
$110 - $170
Bus from Atlanta to Orlando
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Orlando to Ft Myers
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75

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