There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Santa Fe 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.

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Santa Fe  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Santa Fe (SAF) ORD - SAF

$262 - $1,045

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Train  •  25 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lamy Amtrak Southwest Chief

$180 - $518

4 alternative options

Fly Chicago Midway to Albuquerque  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Albuquerque (ABQ) MDW - ABQ

$260 - $637

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Albuquerque  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Albuquerque (ABQ) ORD - ABQ

$220 - $538

Bus  •  34 h 34 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 to Santa Fe

$197 - $306

Drive  •  21 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Santa Fe 1335.9 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Santa Fe is to drive which costs $130 - $190 and takes 21 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Santa Fe is to fly which costs $260 - $650 and takes 6 h 22 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Santa Fe is 1078 miles. The road distance is 1335.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Santa Fe without a car is to train which takes 25 h 59 min and costs $180 - $550.

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to get from Chicago to Santa Fe, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Santa Fe is to fly which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $260 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 25 h 59 min, you could also bus, which costs $190 - $310 and takes 34 h 34 min.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Santa Fe Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 46 min and has one stopover.

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Santa Fe is 1 h behind Chicago. It is currently 10:11 AM in Chicago and 9:11 AM in Santa Fe.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Santa Fe is 1336 miles. It takes approximately 21 h 21 min to drive from Chicago to Santa Fe.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Santa Fe Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Santa Fe.
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  • Distance: 1078.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Santa Fe, NM, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Santa Fe hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Santa Fe twice daily. Tickets cost $160 - $480 and the journey takes 24 h 4 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Fe via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Fe via Madison, Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Fe via Grand Rapids, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Fe via Des Moines, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Fe via Rapid City, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Fe via Tulsa, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Fe via Bismarck, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Fe via Kansas City, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Fe via Omaha, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Fe via Minneapolis, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albuquerque via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Fe via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Fe via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Fe via Fayetteville, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Fe via Nashville, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Fe via Des Moines, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Fe via St. Louis, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albuquerque via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albuquerque via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albuquerque via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albuquerque via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albuquerque via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albuquerque via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albuquerque via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Lamy Amtrak
Ave. Duration
24 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Flexi Coach Seat
$290 - $420
Business Coach Seat
$340 - $480
Room
$600 - $900
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Burlington Trailways
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Denver to Santa Fe
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
eplalimo.com

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There are 210+ hotels available in Santa Fe. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 43 min and costs $2 - $5.

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