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There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Syracuse by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Syracuse  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Syracuse (SYR) ORD - SYR

$172 - $320

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Bus  •  19 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON 5509 / 5534 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Syracuse, NY 5593 / ...

$73 - $176

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Rochester, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Rochester (ROC) ORD - ROC
  2. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center

$170 - $416

Fly Chicago Midway to Buffalo, bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Buffalo (BUF) MDW - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Syracuse, Ny

$152 - $454

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo, bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Buffalo (BUF) ORD - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Syracuse, Ny

$142 - $425

Train  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Lake Shore Limited

$95 - $270

Bus, Thru-Bus  •  18 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Hamilton, On
  2. Take the Thru-Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Syracuse, Ny 255 / ...

$84 - $208

Drive  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Syracuse 680.4 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Syracuse is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Syracuse is to fly which costs $170 - $320 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Syracuse. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Syracuse, Ny via Hamilton, ON and Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Syracuse Regional Transportation Center. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 42 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Syracuse is 594 miles. The road distance is 680.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Syracuse without a car is to train which takes 12 h 42 min and costs $95 - $270.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Chicago to Syracuse, including transfers.

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Chicago to Syracuse bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Syracuse is to fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs $170 - $320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $270 and takes 12 h 42 min, you could also bus and Thru-Bus, which costs $80 - $210 and takes 18 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Syracuse.
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  • Distance: 593.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Syracuse, NY, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Syracuse hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Syracuse twice daily. Tickets cost $95 - $270 and the journey takes 12 h 42 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Syracuse via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
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 Rochester Amtrak to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
12 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$20 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $85
Business
$60 - $85
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 Buffalo Airport to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Chicago, Il to Hamilton, On
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40
Bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
Bus from Toronto, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Syracuse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 38 min.

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Chicago to Syracuse bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Syracuse, NY station.

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Syracuse is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 11:33 PM in Chicago and 12:33 AM in Syracuse.

Chicago to Syracuse train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Syracuse Regional Transportation Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Syracuse is 680 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 22 min to drive from Chicago to Syracuse.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Syracuse Airport.

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There are 75+ hotels available in Syracuse. Prices start at $64 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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