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

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Fly to Charlottesville  •  3h 54m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Charlottesville (CHO) ORD - CHO

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Train  •  20h 54m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Charlottesville Cardinal

3 alternative options

Fly to Staunton, drive  •  4h 35m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Staunton (SHD) ORD - SHD
  2. Drive from Staunton to University of Virginia

Bus  •  24h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Washington "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from DC Union Station to Barracks Road Shopping Center Virginia Breeze

Drive  •  12h 32m

  1. Drive from Chicago to University of Virginia 733.5 miles

Chicago to University of Virginia by train and walk

6 Weekly Services
20h 54m Average Duration
$85 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to University of Virginia is to train which costs $85 - $120 and takes 20h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to University of Virginia is to fly which costs $200 - $650 and takes 3h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to University of Virginia. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Barracks Road Shopping Center via DC Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Charlottesville. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 20h 40m.

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The distance between Chicago and University of Virginia is 554 miles. The road distance is 733.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to University of Virginia without a car is to train which takes 20h 54m and costs $85 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Chicago to University of Virginia, including transfers.

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Chicago to University of Virginia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago station.

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Chicago to University of Virginia train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to University of Virginia is to fly which takes 3h 54m and costs $200 - $650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $120 and takes 20h 54m, you could also bus, which costs $110 - $150 and takes 24h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to University of Virginia.
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  • Distance: 554.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 54m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and University of Virginia, VA, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to University of Virginia every 3 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Charlottesville 6 times a week. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 20h 40m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Staunton
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Staunton via Lewisburg
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Premium
$300 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $250
Business Seat
$180 - $260
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 Chicago to Washington
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180
Virginia Breeze
Email
support@virginiabreeze.org
Website
virginiabreeze.org
Bus from DC Union Station to Barracks Road Shopping Center
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Charlottesville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 58m.

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Chicago to University of Virginia bus services, operated by Virginia Breeze, arrive at Barracks Road Shopping Center station.

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Chicago to University of Virginia train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Charlottesville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to University of Virginia is 734 miles. It takes approximately 12h 32m to drive from Chicago to University of Virginia.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Charlottesville Airport.

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There are 56+ hotels available in University of Virginia. 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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