There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Virginia Beach 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.

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Fly from Chicago Midway  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Norfolk (ORF) MDW - ORF

$162 - $628

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Bus  •  25 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Washington, Dc 1632 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Virginia Beach, VA

$97 - $233

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Norfolk (ORF) ORD - ORF

$142 - $579

Train  •  24 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Norfolk Amtrak Northeast Regional

$193 - $509

Bus via Norfolk, Va  •  27 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Washington, Dc 1632 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Norfolk, Va 3005 / ...

$102 - $250

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  30 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Norfolk Amtrak Northeast Regional

$207 - $554

Drive  •  14 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Virginia Beach 904 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Virginia Beach. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Virginia Beach, VA via Washington, DC - Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 9 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Virginia Beach is 716 miles. The road distance is 904 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Virginia Beach without a car is to train which takes 24 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Chicago to Virginia Beach, including transfers.

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Chicago to Virginia Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago Amtrak, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Virginia Beach is to fly which takes 4 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 24 h 11 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 25 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Norfolk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Chicago to Virginia Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Norfolk, Va station.

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Virginia Beach is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 3:34 AM in Chicago and 4:34 AM in Virginia Beach.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Virginia Beach is 904 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 59 min to drive from Chicago to Virginia Beach.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Virginia Beach.
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  • Distance: 715.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Virginia Beach every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chicago to Virginia Beach via Washington Union Station, Norfolk Amtrak, Harbor Park, Newtown Road, and Newtown Rd Station in around 24 h 11 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Norfolk via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Norfolk via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Norfolk via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Norfolk via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Norfolk via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Norfolk via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Norfolk via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
23 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Norfolk Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Norfolk Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
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
18 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Washington, Dc to Norfolk, Va
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Virginia Beach, VA
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Book at
megabus.com

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Norfolk Airport.

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There are 536+ hotels available in Virginia Beach. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs .

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