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 24 min

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

$194 - $368

Cheapest option

Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 41 min

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

$144 - $339

4 alternative options

Train to Milwaukee, fly  •  8 h 8 min

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

$172 - $629

Train  •  46 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak 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 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Seattle is to fly which takes 6 h 24 min and costs $190 - $370.

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The distance between Chicago and Seattle is 2789 km. The road distance is 3383 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Chicago to Seattle, including transfers.

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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 Amtrak and arriving at Seattle King Street Station Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 46 h 10 min.

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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 once 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 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Seattle via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
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
Monday to Saturday
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 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 h 10 min
Frequency
Once 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
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
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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