There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Tuscaloosa by plane, train, car, bus or night 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 Chicago Midway to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Birmingham (BHM) MDW - BHM
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Amtrak to Tuscaloosa Amtrak

$208 - $486

Cheapest option

Train, night bus, bus  •  15 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak
  2. Take the night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
  3. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al
  4. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Tuscaloosa, Al

$88 - $196

6 alternative options

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Birmingham (BHM) ORD - BHM
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Amtrak to Tuscaloosa Amtrak

$198 - $387

Fly Chicago Midway to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional, drive  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional (GTR) MDW - GTR
  2. Drive from Columbus Golden Triangle Regional to Tuscaloosa

$237 - $1,213

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

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Meridian (MEI) ORD - MEI
  2. Take the train from Meridian Union Station to Tuscaloosa Amtrak

$190 - $793

Fly Chicago Midway to Atlanta, bus  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Atlanta (ATL) MDW - ATL
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Tuscaloosa, Al

$137 - $324

Bus  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Birmingham, Al 1163
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Tuscaloosa, Al 1523 / ...

$96 - $234

Drive  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Tuscaloosa 718.3 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Tuscaloosa is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 11 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Tuscaloosa is to fly and train which costs $200 - $490 and takes 5 h 54 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Tuscaloosa is 602 miles. The road distance is 718.3 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Chicago to Tuscaloosa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Tuscaloosa. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Tuscaloosa, Al via Birmingham, Al. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h.

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Tuscaloosa, AL, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Tuscaloosa via Birmingham, Al in around 22 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Meridian
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Birmingham Amtrak to Tuscaloosa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Meridian Union Station to Tuscaloosa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $50
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Birmingham, Al to Tuscaloosa, Al
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Chicago, Il to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
20 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $210
Night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60

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