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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  •  3 h 47 min

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

$212 - $425

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Bus  •  21 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Washington, Dc 1602 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Charlottesville 7492 / ...

$86 - $220

3 alternative options

Fly to Staunton, drive  •  4 h 30 min

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

$147 - $713

Train  •  20 h 42 min

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

$110 - $320

Drive  •  12 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to University of Virginia 734.3 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 12 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to University of Virginia is to fly which costs $210 - $430 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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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 Charlottesville via Washington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 23 min.

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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 four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 20 h 25 min.

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The distance between Chicago and University of Virginia is 554 miles. The road distance is 734.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to University of Virginia without a car is to train which takes 20 h 42 min and costs $110 - $320.

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min 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, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to University of Virginia is to fly which takes 3 h 47 min and costs $210 - $430. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $320 and takes 20 h 42 min, you could also bus, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 21 h 23 min.

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  • Distance: 554 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to University of Virginia hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to University of Virginia 4 times a week. Tickets cost $110 - $320 and the journey takes 20 h 25 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Staunton
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Staunton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
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
17 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $180
Bus from Washington, Dc to Amtrak Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
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 D.C. to Charlottesville, VA
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
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 1 h 51 min.

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Chicago to University of Virginia bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Charlottesville 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 12 h 33 min to drive from Chicago to University of Virginia.

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

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There are 92+ hotels available in University of Virginia. Prices start at $93 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 $2 - $5.

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