There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Toronto by plane, night bus, 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 Chicago O'Hare to Toronto  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Toronto (YYZ) ORD - YYZ

$106 - $365

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Toronto, On 5530 / ...

$55 - $140

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Fly Chicago Midway to Billy Bishop Toronto City  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) MDW - YTZ

$105 - $367

Fly Chicago Midway to Buffalo, night bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Buffalo (BUF) MDW - BUF
  2. Take the night bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On

$150 - $461

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

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

$140 - $432

Train to Milwaukee, fly to Toronto  •  6 h

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

$174 - $524

Train via Detroit Amtrak  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Windsor to Toronto VIA Rail

$92 - $260

Train  •  15 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Buffalo to Toronto VIA Rail

$109 - $305

Drive  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Toronto 514.8 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Toronto is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 8 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Toronto is to fly which costs $100 - $370 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Toronto, On. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Toronto. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Toronto via Buffalo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 46 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Toronto is 438 miles. The road distance is 514.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Toronto without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 30 min and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Chicago to Toronto, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Toronto.
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  • Distance: 438.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Toronto, ON, Canada?

United Airlines, Air Canada and two other airlines fly from Chicago to Toronto hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chicago to Toronto via Detroit Amtrak and Windsor in around 9 h 46 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Milwaukee to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Train from Buffalo to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$55 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Chicago, Il to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
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 - $95
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$90 - $130

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