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There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Williamsport by plane, bus, car or train

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg, bus  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Harrisburg (MDT) ORD - MDT
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg to Williamsport Amtrak Station

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Fly Chicago Midway to Buffalo, bus, drive  •  8h 18m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Buffalo (BUF) MDW - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Elmira, NY
  3. Drive from Elmira, NY to Williamsport

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, bus  •  8h 58m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) ORD - ABE
  2. Take the bus from Allentown to Williamsport, Pa

Fly Chicago O'Hare to State College, bus  •  8h 49m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to State College (SCE) ORD - SCE
  2. Take the bus from State College to Harrisburg
  3. Take the bus from Harrisburg to Williamsport Amtrak Station

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, bus  •  10h 14m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) ORD - AVP
  2. Take the bus from Scranton, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
  3. Take the bus from Harrisburg to Williamsport Amtrak Station

Train, bus  •  18h 3m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Harrisburg
  3. Take the bus from Harrisburg to Williamsport Amtrak Station

Train, bus via Swatara  •  18h 19m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Harrisburg, PA
  3. Take the bus from Harrisburg to Williamsport Amtrak Station

Bus  •  19h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Toledo
  2. Take the bus from Toledo to Harrisburg
  3. Take the bus from Harrisburg to Williamsport Amtrak Station

Drive  •  10h 8m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Williamsport 619 miles

Chicago to Williamsport by train and bus

The journey time between Chicago and Williamsport is around 18h 3m and covers a distance of around 816 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 18m. Operated by Amtrak, the Chicago to Williamsport service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Williamsport Amtrak Station. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Williamsport is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 10h 8m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Williamsport is to fly and bus and drive. Taking this option will cost $140 - $370 and takes 8h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Williamsport station. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Williamsport Amtrak Station via Toledo and Harrisburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 23m.

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The distance between Chicago and Williamsport is 554 miles. The road distance is 619 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Williamsport without a car is to train and bus which takes 18h 3m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 6m to get from Chicago to Williamsport, including transfers.

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Chicago to Williamsport bus services, operated by Barons Bus, depart from Chicago station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Harrisburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 48m.

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Chicago to Williamsport bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Williamsport Amtrak Station.

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Williamsport is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 11:29 AM in Chicago and 12:29 PM in Williamsport.

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  • Distance: 554 miles
  • Duration: 7h 6m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Williamsport via Toledo and Harrisburg in around 19h 23m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harrisburg via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$110 - $170
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$70 - $100
Bus 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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Harrisburg to Williamsport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Amtrak
Trailways
Phone
+1 800-858-8555
Website
trailways.com
Bus from Allentown to Williamsport, Pa
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trailways.com
Bus from Scranton, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
trailways.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 State College to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $23
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from Chicago to Toledo
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $80
Bus from Toledo to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $120
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from State College, PA to Harrisburg, PA
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Harrisburg, PA
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Book at
megabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Williamsport is 619 miles. It takes approximately 10h 8m to drive from Chicago to Williamsport.

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

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There are 23+ hotels available in Williamsport. 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 $1 - $5.

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