There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Utah by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Chicago Midway to Salt Lake City  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Salt Lake City (SLC) MDW - SLC

$165 - $357

Cheapest option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Salt Lake City  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Salt Lake City (SLC) ORD - SLC

$90 - $238

5 alternative options

Train to Milwaukee, fly to Salt Lake City  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Salt Lake City (SLC) MKE - SLC

$143 - $357

Fly Chicago Midway to St George  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to St George (SGU) MDW - SGU

$252 - $1,204

Train  •  34 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Salt Lake City Amtrak California Zephyr

$200 - $600

Bus  •  39 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Denver, CO
  3. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Salt Lake City, Ut

$194 - $364

Drive  •  21 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Salt Lake City 1404.6 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Utah is to fly which costs $90 - $240 and takes 5 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Utah is to fly which costs $160 - $360 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Utah is 1277 miles. The road distance is 1404.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Chicago to Utah, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Utah. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Salt Lake City, Ut via Champaign, IL and Denver, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Salt Lake City Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 h 5 min.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Salt Lake City Airport.

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Utah is 1 h behind Chicago. It is currently 11:58 PM in Chicago and 10:58 PM in Utah.

Map of how to get from Chicago to Utah.
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  • Distance: 1277.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Utah, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Salt Lake City hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Salt Lake City once daily. Tickets cost $200 - $600 and the journey takes 34 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Salt Lake City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Salt Lake City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Salt Lake City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Chicago Midway to St George via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to St George via Atlanta, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago Midway to St George via Detroit, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to St George via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to St George via Omaha, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to St George via Kansas City, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $360
Flights from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to St George via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to St George via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to St George via Kansas City, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Chicago Midway to St George via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Salt Lake City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$360 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$430 - $600
Room
$750 - $1,100
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Denver, Co to Salt Lake City, Ut
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
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