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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park by plane, car, shuttle, train or bus

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

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

5 alternative options

Fly Chicago Midway to Jackson, drive

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Jackson (JAC)
  2. Drive from Jackson to Yellowstone National Park

Fly Chicago O'Hare to West Yellowstone

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to West Yellowstone (WYS)

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman, shuttle

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

Train, bus, drive

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Salt Lake City
  2. Take the bus from Layton to Rexburg
  3. Take the bus from Rexburg, ID to Island Park
  4. Drive from Island Park to Yellowstone National Park

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to West Yellowstone (WYS) flights

The flight time between Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and West Yellowstone (WYS) is around 5h 44m and covers a distance of around 1184 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 51 min. The fastest flight normally takes 5h 44m. Services are operated by Delta. Typically seven flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
4h 53m
Layover time:
51 min
Total time:
5h 44m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
5h 44m
Flight distance:
1184 miles
Flights per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$374
Carbon emissions:
626 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:50
Last flight departs at:
07:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to West Yellowstone (WYS) flight schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park is to drive which costs $130 - $210 and takes 23h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park is to fly and drive which costs $180 - $550 and takes 7h 4m.

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It is 1186 miles from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park. It is approximately 1422.4 miles to drive.

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It takes approximately 7h 4m 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 3h 7m.

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Yellowstone National Park is 1h behind Chicago. It is currently 10:38 PM in Chicago and 9:38 PM in Yellowstone National Park.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Yellowstone National Park is 1422 miles. It takes approximately 23h 19m to drive from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park.

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

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There are one+ hotels available in Yellowstone National Park. 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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Map of how to get from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park.
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  • Distance: 1185.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 4m

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

Delta flies from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park once daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jackson
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jackson via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Jackson via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jackson via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $460
Flights from Chicago Midway to Jackson via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Jackson via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Jackson via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to West Yellowstone via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jackson
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Jackson via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Jackson via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
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
Ave. Duration
34h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $210
Premium
$420 - $600
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $460
Business Seat
$330 - $470
Bus operators
Karst Stage
Phone
(406) 556-3500
Website
karststage.com
Shuttle from Bozeman, MT - Airport to West Yellowstone, MT
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
karststage.com
Book at
karst.betterez.com
Salt Lake Express
Phone
+1 208-656-8824
Email
info@saltlakeexpress.com
Website
saltlakeexpress.com
Bus from Layton to Rexburg
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
One Way Child (2-12 yr)
$30 - $45
One Way Adult (13+ yr)
$45 - $65
Bus from Rexburg, ID to Island Park
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
One Way Child (2-12 yr)
$18 - $25
One Way Adult (13+ yr)
$25 - $35

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