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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Tempe by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly from Chicago Midway  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Phoenix (PHX) MDW - PHX

$144 - $606

Cheapest option

Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 11m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Phoenix (PHX) ORD - PHX

$99 - $367

5 alternative options

Train to Milwaukee, fly  •  7h 30m

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

$161 - $455

Train, bus  •  35h 46m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Flagstaff Amtrak Station Southwest Chief
  2. Take the bus from Flagstaff to Phoenix Airport FlixBus

$167 - $236

Bus  •  39h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Phoenix, Az 1351 / ...

$212 - $285

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Maricopa Amtrak Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Maricopa Amtrak to Tempe, AZ 8902

Drive  •  28h 10m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Tempe 1754 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Tempe is to fly which costs $95 - $370 and takes 6h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Tempe is to fly which costs $140 - $650 and takes 5h 57m.

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The distance between Chicago and Tempe is 1453 miles. The road distance is 1754 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Tempe without a car is to train and bus which takes 35h 46m and costs $160 - $240.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Chicago to Tempe, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Tempe is to fly which takes 5h 57m and costs $140 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $210 - $290 and takes 39h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Phoenix Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 30m.

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Tempe is 2h behind Chicago. It is currently 7:29 PM in Chicago and 5:29 PM in Tempe.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Tempe is 1754 miles. It takes approximately 28h 10m to drive from Chicago to Tempe.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Phoenix Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Tempe.
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  • Distance: 1453.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 57m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Tempe, AZ, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Tempe hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Tempe 5 times a day. Tickets cost $180 - $250 and the journey takes 38h 55m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix via Omaha
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Phoenix via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
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 Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Chicago Union Station to Flagstaff Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
31h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Premium
$430 - $600
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $480
Business Seat
$350 - $500
Train from Chicago Union Station to Maricopa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 9h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$430 - $650
Business Seat
$470 - $700
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Flagstaff to Phoenix Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Schedules at
flixbus.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 Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
38h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $250
Flexible
$250 - $370
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Maricopa Amtrak to Tempe, AZ
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
amtrak.com

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