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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 from Chicago O'Hare

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

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Bus

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

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Fly from Chicago Midway

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Lexington (LEX)

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis to Louisville
  3. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to University of Kentucky

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lexington (LEX) flights

The flight time between Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Lexington (LEX) is around 1h 20m and covers a distance of around 325 miles. The fastest flight normally takes 1h 17m. Services are operated by American Airlines and United Airlines. Typically 38 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Flight route information

Average flight journey time:
1h 20m
Fastest flight journey time:
1h 17m
Flight distance:
325 miles
Flights per week:
38
Cheapest price:
$212
Carbon emissions:
172 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:44
Last flight departs at:
20:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lexington (LEX) flight schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to University of Kentucky is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to University of Kentucky is to fly which costs $100 - $410 and takes 4h 48m.

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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 24m.

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The distance between Chicago and University of Kentucky is 315 miles. The road distance is 372.9 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 26m and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m 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 48m and costs $100 - $410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $95 and takes 11h 24m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Lexington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 17m.

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

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Map of how to get from Chicago to University of Kentucky.
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  • Distance: 314.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 48m

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to University of Kentucky 5 times a day. 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 24m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $470
Flights from Chicago Midway to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $440
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 Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$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 Indianapolis to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12
$11 - $17
Adult
$23 - $35
Bus from Chicago Union Station to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12
$23 - $35
Adult
$45 - $65
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Book at
hoosierride.com
Child Fares
$19 - $27
Bus from Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Book at
hoosierride.com
Child Fares
$15 - $22

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to University of Kentucky is 373 miles. It takes approximately 6h 14m to drive from Chicago to University of Kentucky.

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

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There are 114+ 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 42 min and costs $1 - $5.

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