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There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Waco by plane, bus, train 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 Chicago Midway to Dallas, bus  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Dallas (DAL) MDW - DAL
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Waco, Tx

$153 - $405

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Houston, bus  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Houston (IAH) ORD - IAH
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Waco, Tx

$106 - $429

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Dallas/Ft.Worth, bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) ORD - DFW
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Waco, Tx

$110 - $323

Fly Chicago Midway to Austin, bus  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Austin (AUS) MDW - AUS
  2. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Waco, Tx

$230 - $552

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Austin, bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Austin (AUS) ORD - AUS
  2. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Waco, Tx

$180 - $413

Train to South Bend, fly to Dallas/Ft.Worth, bus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
  2. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) SBN - DFW
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Waco, Tx

$261 - $1,152

Bus  •  22 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Dallas, Tx 1227
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Waco, Tx 895 / ...

$109 - $269

Train, bus  •  24 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Dallas Union Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Waco, Tx 895 / ...

$150 - $416

Drive  •  16 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Waco 1026.1 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Waco is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 16 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Waco is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $410 and takes 7 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Waco. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Waco, Tx via Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 10 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Waco is 891 miles. The road distance is 1026.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Waco without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 10 min and costs $100 - $270.

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It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from Chicago to Waco, including transfers.

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Chicago to Waco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Dallas Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Chicago to Waco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Waco, Tx station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Waco is 1026 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 56 min to drive from Chicago to Waco.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Waco.
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  • Distance: 891.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 11 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Waco, TX, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Waco via Dallas, Tx in around 22 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Dallas
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Dallas via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Dallas via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dallas/Ft.Worth via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from South Bend to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from South Bend to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Dallas Union Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$270 - $380
Room
$500 - $750
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 Dallas, Tx to Waco, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Austin, Tx to Waco, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Houston, Tx to Waco, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Chicago, Il to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
19 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Dallas Airport.

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Book your Chicago to Waco bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Waco. Prices start at $59 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 $2 - $4.

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