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 49m

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

$92 - $355

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Train  •  20h 42m

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

$85 - $120

3 alternative options

Fly to Staunton, drive  •  4h 33m

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

$118 - $483

Bus  •  22h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Washington, Dc 1602 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Amtrak Charlottesville, Va 3925

$97 - $133

Drive  •  12h 32m

  1. Drive from Chicago to University of Virginia 734 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to University of Virginia is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to University of Virginia is to fly which costs $90 - $360 and takes 3h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to University of Virginia. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Amtrak Charlottesville, Va via Washington, Dc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Charlottesville Amtrak Station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 20h 25m.

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The distance between Chicago and University of Virginia is 554 miles. The road distance is 734 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 42m and costs $85 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m 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, Il 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 49m and costs $90 - $360. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $120 and takes 20h 42m, you could also bus, which costs $95 - $140 and takes 22h 3m.

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  • Distance: 554 miles
  • Duration: 3h 49m

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 hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station 3 times a week. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 20h 25m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Staunton
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Staunton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
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 Charlottesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
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, Il to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $110
Flexible
$110 - $170
Bus from Washington, Dc to Amtrak Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $28
Flexible
$35 - $55
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Washington Union Station to Amtrak Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Charlottesville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 52m.

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Chicago to University of Virginia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Amtrak Charlottesville, Va station.

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Chicago to University of Virginia train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Charlottesville Amtrak 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 40+ 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 43 min and costs $2 - $5.

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