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There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to University of Kentucky by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lexington (LEX) ORD - LEX

$172 - $355

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Bus via Louisville  •  11h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Louisville, KY Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY Evansville / ...

$45 - $75

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Train, bus  •  10h 24m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette to Cincinnati, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky

$84 - $118

Bus  •  11h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Union Station to Louisville, KY
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY Evansville / ...

$72 - $98

Drive  •  6h 11m

  1. Drive from Chicago to University of Kentucky 372.7 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to University of Kentucky is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to University of Kentucky is to fly which costs $170 - $360 and takes 4h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago station to University of Kentucky. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Transit Center via Louisville, KY, Walmart @ Northpark and Stanton Way @ Shell Service Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 49m.

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The distance between Chicago and University of Kentucky is 315 miles. The road distance is 372.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to University of Kentucky without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 24m and costs $80 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4h 55m to get from Chicago to University of Kentucky, including transfers.

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Chicago to University of Kentucky bus services, operated by Amtrak Thruway, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to University of Kentucky is to fly which takes 4h 55m and costs $170 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $100 and takes 11h 49m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Lexington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 23m.

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Chicago to University of Kentucky bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Lexington, KY station.

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  • Distance: 314.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 55m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and University of Kentucky, KY, USA?

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Chicago to University of Kentucky every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to University of Kentucky via Louisville, KY, Lexington, KY, Walmart @ Northpark, Stanton Way @ Shell Service Station, and Transit Center in around 11h 49m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $480
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $700
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 Lafayette Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
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 Lafayette to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$30 - $50
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chicago Union Station to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to University of Kentucky is 373 miles. It takes approximately 6h 11m to drive from Chicago to University of Kentucky.

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

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There are 106+ hotels available in University of Kentucky. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 43 min and costs $2 - $5.

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