There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Seattle 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  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Seattle (SEA) MDW - SEA

$194 - $368

Cheapest option

Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Seattle (SEA) ORD - SEA

$144 - $339

4 alternative options

Train to Milwaukee, fly  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Seattle (SEA) MKE - SEA

$172 - $628

Train  •  46 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Seattle King Street Station Empire Builder

$270 - $850

Bus  •  46 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Missoula, MT 933
  3. Take the bus from Missoula, Mt to Seattle, Wa

$307 - $542

Drive  •  32 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Seattle 2114.4 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Seattle is to fly which costs $140 - $340 and takes 6 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Seattle is to fly which costs $190 - $370 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Seattle. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Seattle, Wa via Hennepin Ave & Maple St, Minneapolis, MN and Missoula, Mt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Seattle King Street Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 46 h 10 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Seattle is 1743 miles. The road distance is 2114.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Seattle without a car is to train which takes 46 h 10 min and costs $270 - $850.

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It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from Chicago to Seattle, including transfers.

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Chicago to Seattle bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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Chicago to Seattle train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Seattle is to fly which takes 6 h 25 min and costs $190 - $370. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $270 - $850 and takes 46 h 10 min, you could also bus, which costs $300 - $550 and takes 46 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 20 min.

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Chicago to Seattle bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Seattle, Wa station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 1743.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 25 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Seattle, WA, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Seattle hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Seattle twice daily. Tickets cost $270 - $850 and the journey takes 46 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Seattle via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Seattle via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
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 Milwaukee Intermodal Station
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 - $220
Train from Chicago Union Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
46 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
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.

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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 Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Missoula, Mt to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Missoula, MT
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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