There are 11 ways to get from Chicago to Zacatecas by plane, 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.

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Fly Chicago Midway to Zacatecas  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Zacatecas (ZCL) MDW - ZCL

$322 - $1,117

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Bus  •  41 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Dallas, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Nuevo Laredo, Mx
  3. Take the bus from Nuevo Laredo to Monterrey
  4. Take the bus from Monterrey to Zacatecas

$175 - $401

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Aguascalientes, bus  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Aguascalientes (AGU) ORD - AGU
  2. Take the bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas

$272 - $839

Fly Chicago Midway to Leon/Guanajuato, bus  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Leon/Guanajuato (BJX) MDW - BJX
  2. Take the bus from León to Zacatecas

$269 - $859

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Guadalajara, bus  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Guadalajara (GDL) ORD - GDL
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
  3. Take the bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas

$177 - $614

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Leon/Guanajuato, bus  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Leon/Guanajuato (BJX) ORD - BJX
  2. Take the bus from León to Zacatecas

$279 - $860

Fly Chicago Midway to Guadalajara, bus  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Guadalajara (GDL) MDW - GDL
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
  3. Take the bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas

$207 - $713

Train, bus via Laredo, Tx  •  46 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Laredo, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Nuevo Laredo to Zacatecas

$231 - $616

Train, bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Nuevo Laredo
  3. Take the bus from Nuevo Laredo to Zacatecas

$256 - $632

Train, bus #2  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to San Luis Potosí
  3. Take the bus from San Luis Potosí to Zacatecas

$275 - $602

Drive  •  30 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Zacatecas 1801 miles

$240 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Zacatecas is to drive which costs $240 - $350 and takes 30 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Zacatecas is to fly which costs $320 - $1,200 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Zacatecas. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Zacatecas via Dallas, Tx, Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 46 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Zacatecas is 1587 miles. The road distance is 1801 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Zacatecas without a car is to bus which takes 41 h 46 min and costs $170 - $410.

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

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Chicago to Zacatecas bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Zacatecas is to fly which takes 6 h 55 min and costs $320 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $410 and takes 41 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Zacatecas Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 3 min.

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Chicago to Zacatecas bus services, operated by Omnibus de Mexico, arrive at Zacatecas station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Zacatecas.
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  • Distance: 1586.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 55 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Zacatecas, Mexico?

Volaris flies from Chicago to Zacatecas 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Zacatecas via Dallas, Tx, Nuevo Laredo, Mx, Nuevo Laredo, and Monterrey in around 41 h 46 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aguascalientes via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aguascalientes via Atlanta, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aguascalientes via Louisville, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aguascalientes via Pensacola, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aguascalientes via Covington, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aguascalientes via St. Louis, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Guadalajara via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Leon/Guanajuato via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aguascalientes via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Leon/Guanajuato via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Leon/Guanajuato via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Guadalajara via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Leon/Guanajuato via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Guadalajara via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aguascalientes via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aguascalientes via Grand Rapids, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aguascalientes via Fort Wayne, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aguascalientes via Nashville, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Guadalajara via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Guadalajara via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Leon/Guanajuato via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Leon/Guanajuato via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Leon/Guanajuato via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Guadalajara via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Leon/Guanajuato via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Guadalajara via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aguascalientes via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Guadalajara via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Leon/Guanajuato via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Guadalajara via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
32 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Business Coach Seat
$350 - $490
Room
$650 - $900
Bus operators
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$15 - $23
Full Fare
$11 - $16
Regular Price
$13
Internet Discount
$11
Bus from León to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$21 - $35
Full Fare
$21 - $29
Regular Price
$27
Internet Discount
$23
Bus from Nuevo Laredo to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$40 - $65
Full Fare
$55 - $75
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$14 - $21
Ejecutivo
$14 - $15
Bus from San Antonio to San Luis Potosí
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $100
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$45 - $70
Ejecutivo
$73 - $78
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Regular Price
$19
Internet Discount
$17
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$11 - $17
Primera Select
$16 - $21
Bus from Nuevo Laredo to Monterrey
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$12 - $18
Primera Select
$16 - $22
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 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
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Nuevo Laredo, Mx
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Laredo, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Monterrey to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Potosí to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Nuevo Laredo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Turimex Internacional
Website
turimex.com
Bus from San Antonio to San Luis Potosí
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95
Schedules at
turimex.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Zacatecas is 1801 miles. It takes approximately 30 h 26 min to drive from Chicago to Zacatecas.

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Volaris offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Zacatecas Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Zacatecas. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs $2 - $4.

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