There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Steamboat Springs 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  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Hayden (HDN) ORD - HDN

$258 - $1,125

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  23 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Denver Union Station Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Steamboat Springs, Co 1347

$163 - $457

2 alternative options

Bus  •  31 h 57 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, Co to Steamboat Springs, Co

$163 - $284

Drive  •  18 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Steamboat Springs 1137.7 miles

$110 - $170

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Steamboat Springs, CO, USA?

United Airlines flies from Chicago to Steamboat Springs 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Steamboat Springs via Champaign, Il, Champaign, IL, Denver, CO, and Denver, Co in around 31 h 57 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hayden
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hayden via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hayden via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Denver Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $400
Room
$500 - $750
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Denver, Co to Steamboat Springs, Co
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
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
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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chicago to Steamboat Springs?

The distance between Chicago and Steamboat Springs is 1611 km. The road distance is 1820 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chicago to Steamboat Springs?

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Steamboat Springs is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 18 h 29 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chicago to Steamboat Springs?

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Steamboat Springs is to fly which takes 4 h 53 min and costs $250 - $1,200.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Steamboat Springs?

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Steamboat Springs. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Steamboat Springs, Co via Champaign, IL and Denver, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 57 min.

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Steamboat Springs?

It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Chicago to Steamboat Springs, including transfers.