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Recommended option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Vancouver  •  7h 26m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Vancouver (YVR) ORD - YVR

$226 - $392

Cheapest option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Seattle, train  •  11h 41m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Seattle (SEA) ORD - SEA
  2. Take the train from Seattle to Vancouver

$156 - $441

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Fly Chicago Midway to Vancouver  •  9h 31m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Vancouver (YVR) MDW - YVR

$406 - $812

Fly Chicago Midway to Bellingham, shuttle  •  10h 26m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Bellingham (BLI) MDW - BLI
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bellingham Airport, WA to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond

$649 - $695

Fly Chicago Midway to Seattle, train  •  11h 32m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Seattle (SEA) MDW - SEA
  2. Take the train from Seattle to Vancouver

$276 - $971

Train  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Everett Amtrak Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Everett Amtrak Station to Vancouver Amtrak Cascades

$281 - $396

Bus  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Omaha, Ne
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Denver
  3. Take the bus from Denver to Portland
  4. Take the bus from Portland to Seattle
  5. Take the bus from Seattle to Vancouver

Drive  •  34h 41m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Vancouver 3592.2 km

$370 - $550

Chicago to Vancouver by train

The train journey time between Chicago and Vancouver is around 2 days 10h and covers a distance of around 3669 km. The fastest train normally takes 2 days 10h. Operated by Amtrak, the Chicago to Vancouver train service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Vancouver. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2 days 10h
Fastest train time:
2 days 10h
Train distance:
3669 km
Trains per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$281
Carbon emissions:
193 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
14:15
Last train departs at:
14:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Vancouver train schedules

United States → Canada
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Conditions of entry into Canada from United States

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior for all arrivals by land or air 5 years of age or older
  • Travellers are required to submit their quarantine plan using ArriveCAN app prior to arrival
  • 14 day mandatory quarantine including 3 night pre-paid booking at a government authorised hotel at traveller's expense. COVID-19 test on arrival. Additional COVID-19 test on day 8 of quarantine
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Vancouver is 1-833-784-4397.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Vancouver is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Vancouver is 2 metres.

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No, but conditions apply when returning to United States from Canada.

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Chicago to Vancouver is to fly and train, which costs $120 - $360 and takes 11h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Vancouver is to fly which costs $180 - $320 and takes 7h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Vancouver. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Vancouver via Omaha, NE, Denver, Portland and Seattle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 15h.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Vancouver. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Vancouver via Everett Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0h.

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The distance between Chicago and Vancouver is 2853 km. The road distance is 3592.2 km.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Vancouver without a car is to train which takes 2 days 0h and costs $220 - $320.

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It takes approximately 7h 26m to get from Chicago to Vancouver, including transfers.

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Chicago to Vancouver bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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Chicago to Vancouver train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Vancouver is to fly which takes 7h 26m and costs $180 - $320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $220 - $320 and takes 2 days 0h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 15h.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Vancouver.
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  • Distance: 2852.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 26m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Vancouver, BC, Canada?

United Airlines, Air Canada and three other airlines fly from Chicago to Vancouver hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chicago to Vancouver via Everett Amtrak Station in around 2 days 0h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Bellingham via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Seattle via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Seattle via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vancouver via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vancouver via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vancouver via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Vancouver via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vancouver via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vancouver via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vancouver via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vancouver via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Vancouver via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Vancouver via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Vancouver via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Bellingham via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Bellingham via Denver, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Bellingham via St. Louis, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Bellingham via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vancouver via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vancouver via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Bellingham via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vancouver via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $450
Flights from Chicago Midway to Vancouver via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Vancouver via Minneapolis, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Vancouver via Detroit, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $370
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Bellingham via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
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 Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$250 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Chicago Union Station to Everett Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
44h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$240 - $350
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Premium
$600 - $900
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Seat
$550 - $800
Train from Everett Amtrak Station to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Business Seat
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Bellingham Airport, WA to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Burlington Trailways
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
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 Denver to Portland
Ave. Duration
31h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$160 - $230
Flexible
$230 - $340
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Portland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Portland Greyhound to Seattle, WA
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
boltbus.com
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 Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
amtrak.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Vancouver Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 24m.

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Chicago to Vancouver bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Vancouver station.

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Vancouver is 2h behind Chicago. It is currently 5:12 AM in Chicago and 3:12 AM in Vancouver.

Chicago to Vancouver train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Vancouver station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Vancouver is 3592 km. It takes approximately 34h 41m to drive from Chicago to Vancouver.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Vancouver Airport.

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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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