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There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Whittier by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare, line 21 bus  •  3h 38m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Minneapolis (MSP) ORD - MSP
  2. Take the line 21 bus from Lake St E & Lake St - Midtown Station to 28th St E & Nicollet Ave S

$72 - $192

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to St Paul, MN Chicago

$35 - $64

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Fly from Chicago Midway, line 21 bus  •  3h 35m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Minneapolis (MSP) MDW - MSP
  2. Take the line 21 bus from Lake St E & Lake St - Midtown Station to 28th St E & Nicollet Ave S

$196 - $2,312

Train to Milwaukee, fly  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Minneapolis (MSP) MKE - MSP

$174 - $258

Train to South Bend, fly  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
  2. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Minneapolis (MSP) SBN - MSP

$227 - $432

Train  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Empire Builder

$56 - $78

Night bus  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the night bus from Chicago Amtrak to Minneapolis "Greyhound"

$50 - $69

Drive  •  6h 45m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Whittier 412.6 miles

$40 - $60

Chicago to Whittier by train and bus

The journey time between Chicago and Whittier is around 15h 30m and covers a distance of around 424 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 15h 30m. Operated by Amtrak and Metro Transit, the Chicago to Whittier service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Stevens Ave S & 26th St E. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
15h 30m
Fastest journey time:
15h 30m
Journey distance:
424 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$56
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:15
Last service departs at:
14:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Whittier train and bus schedules

Chicago → Whittier
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Whittier is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in Whittier is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Whittier is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 6h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Whittier is to fly and line 21 bus. Taking this option will cost $190 - $2,400 and takes 3h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Whittier. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Stevens Ave S & 26th St E via Union Depot & Gate A1 and Nicollet Mall & 7th St S. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 25m.

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The distance between Chicago and Whittier is 356 miles. The road distance is 412.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Whittier without a car is to train which takes 8h 43m and costs $55 - $80.

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It takes approximately 3h 38m to get from Chicago to Whittier, including transfers.

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Chicago to Whittier bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Chicago station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Whittier is to train which takes 8h 43m and costs $55 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $65 and takes 9h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 16m.

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Chicago to Whittier bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at St Paul, MN station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Whittier.
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  • Distance: 356.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 38m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Whittier, MN, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 7h 48m. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Chicago to St Paul, MN once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 8h 20m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $170
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from South Bend to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from South Bend to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Flights from South Bend to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $430
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
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 Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
Bus operators
Metro Transit
Phone
+1 612-373-3333
Website
metrotransit.org
Bus from Lake St E & Lake St - Midtown Station to 28th St E & Nicollet Ave S
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrotransit.org
Megabus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Chicago Amtrak to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Whittier is 413 miles. It takes approximately 6h 45m to drive from Chicago to Whittier.

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Sun Country Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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There are 255+ hotels available in Whittier. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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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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