There are 10 ways to get from Chicago to Waco by plane, night bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Chicago Midway to Dallas, night bus  •  6 h 55 min

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

$153 - $405

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  23 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Waco, Tx 895 / ...

$107 - $152

8 alternative options

Fly Chicago Midway to Austin, bus  •  7 h 16 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  •  7 h 34 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

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Dallas/Ft.Worth, night bus  •  8 h 3 min

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

$110 - $323

Fly Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt, bus  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) MDW - HOU
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Waco, Tx

$129 - $868

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Houston, bus  •  10 h 30 min

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

$107 - $427

Bus  •  21 h 17 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, night bus  •  24 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Dallas Union Station Amtrak Texas Eagle
  2. Take the night bus from Dallas, Tx to Waco, Tx 9589

$150 - $416

Drive  •  16 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Waco 1026.1 miles

$100 - $150

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 21 h 17 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Dallas
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Dallas via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Dallas via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Dallas via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Houston Hobby Apt via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dallas/Ft.Worth via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston via Des Moines
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston via Tulsa
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 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
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Houston via Branson
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Dallas Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Dallas, Tx to Waco, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
Every 30 minutes
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
Hourly
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
Megabus

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chicago to Waco?

The distance between Chicago and Waco is 1426 km. The road distance is 1642 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chicago to Waco?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Chicago to Waco?

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Waco is to fly and night bus which takes 6 h 55 min and costs $150 - $410.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Waco?

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 21 h 17 min.

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Waco?

It takes approximately 6 h 55 min to get from Chicago to Waco, including transfers.