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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Steamboat Springs by plane, train, car or bus

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 O'Hare  •  4 h 51 min

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

$248 - $1,125

Cheapest option

Train, drive  •  23 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Granby Amtrak Station California Zephyr
  2. Drive from Granby Amtrak Station to Steamboat Springs

$154 - $433

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Fly from Chicago Midway  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Hayden (HDN) MDW - HDN

$278 - $1,324

Train, bus  •  29 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Granby Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Granby, CO to Denver International Airport
  3. Take the bus from Denver International Airport, CO to Steamboat Springs, CO

$321 - $595

Bus  •  32 h 25 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 - $294

Drive  •  18 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Steamboat Springs 1137.7 miles

$110 - $170

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

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Steamboat Springs is to fly which costs $240 - $1,200 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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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 32 h 25 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Steamboat Springs is 1007 miles. The road distance is 1137.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Steamboat Springs without a car is to train and bus which takes 29 h 58 min and costs $320 - $600.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Chicago to Steamboat Springs, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Steamboat Springs is to fly which takes 4 h 51 min and costs $240 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $300 and takes 32 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Hayden Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 3 min.

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Chicago to Steamboat Springs bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Steamboat Springs, Co station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Steamboat Springs.
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  • Distance: 1007 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

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

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Chicago to Steamboat Springs hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Steamboat Springs via Champaign, Il, Champaign, IL, Denver, CO, and Denver, Co in around 32 h 25 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hayden
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hayden via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Hayden via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hayden
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hayden via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Hayden via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Hayden via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
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 Granby Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Business Coach Seat
$300 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Bus operators
Home James Transportation
Website
homejamestransportation.com
Bus from Granby, CO to Denver International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
homejamestransportation.com
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GO Alpine
Website
goalpine.com
Bus from Denver International Airport, CO to Steamboat Springs, CO
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95
Schedules at
goalpine.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.

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 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Denver, Co to Steamboat Springs, Co
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
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More Questions & Answers

Steamboat Springs is 1 h behind Chicago. It is currently 1:02 PM in Chicago and 12:02 PM in Steamboat Springs.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Steamboat Springs is 1138 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 29 min to drive from Chicago to Steamboat Springs.

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

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There are 1124+ hotels available in Steamboat Springs. Prices start at $118 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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