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There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park by plane, car, shuttle, bus or train

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 O'Hare to Jackson, drive  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Jackson (JAC) ORD - JAC
  2. Drive from Jackson to Yellowstone National Park

$290 - $1,318

Cheapest option

Train, bus, drive  •  44h 29m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Salt Lake City Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub to Maverick, Jackson, WY
  3. Drive from Teton Village to Yellowstone National Park

$274 - $697

3 alternative options

Fly Chicago Midway to West Yellowstone  •  17h 47m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to West Yellowstone (WYS) MDW - WYS

$612 - $2,274

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman, bus  •  11h 39m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bozeman (BZN) ORD - BZN
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bozeman, MT - Airport to West Yellowstone, MT
  3. Take the bus from West Yellowstone to Old Faithful

$425 - $1,098

Drive  •  23h 35m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park 1426 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 23h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park is to fly and drive which costs $290 - $1,400 and takes 6h 50m.

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The distance between Chicago and Yellowstone National Park is 1186 miles. The road distance is 1426 miles.

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It takes approximately 6h 50m to get from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Jackson Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 53m.

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Yellowstone National Park is 1h behind Chicago. It is currently 8:23 PM in Chicago and 7:23 PM in Yellowstone National Park.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Yellowstone National Park is 1426 miles. It takes approximately 23h 35m to drive from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park.

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Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Jackson Airport.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs $2 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park.
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  • Distance: 1185.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 50m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Yellowstone National Park, WY, USA?

Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to West Yellowstone via Atlanta, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
19h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to West Yellowstone via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to West Yellowstone via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
16h 11m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to West Yellowstone via Detroit, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to West Yellowstone via Omaha, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
15h 21m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to West Yellowstone via Ontario/San Bernardino, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
16h 46m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to West Yellowstone via Phoenix, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
16h 56m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to West Yellowstone via Reno, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
17h 11m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to West Yellowstone via Las Vegas, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
17h 36m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to West Yellowstone via Sacramento, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
17h 46m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to West Yellowstone via Denver, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
18h 6m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jackson
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jackson via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jackson
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jackson via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jackson via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
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 Salt Lake City Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
34h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$360 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$430 - $600
Room
$750 - $1,100
Bus operators
Karst Stage
Phone
(406) 556-3540
Website
karststage.com
Shuttle from Bozeman, MT - Airport to West Yellowstone, MT
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95
Schedules at
karststage.com
Bus from West Yellowstone to Old Faithful
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$98
Schedules at
karststage.com
Mountain State Express
Phone
307-733-1719
Website
mountainstatesexpress.com
Bus from Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub to Maverick, Jackson, WY
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
mountainstatesexpress.com

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