There are 7 ways to get from Cleveland to Chicago 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.

Recommended option

Fly Cleveland to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Chicago Midway (MDW) CLE - MDW

$114 - $476

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, OH - Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center Stop #3 to Chicago Schedules 0021 and 0022 / ...

$30 - $95

5 alternative options

Fly Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CLE - ORD

$114 - $488

Bus to Akron, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, OH to Akron Canton Airport
  2. Fly from Akron (CAK) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CAK - ORD

$154 - $457

Train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited / ...

$55 - $150

Bus Greyhound Canada  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi 4431 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago - Amtrak 5531

$50 - $122

Drive  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Chicago 344.9 miles

$30 - $50

What companies run services between Cleveland, OH, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Cleveland to Chicago every 4 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Cleveland to Chicago 3 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $150 and the journey takes 6 h 46 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Akron to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Akron to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Akron to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$260 - $360
Bus operators
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Cleveland, OH to Akron Canton Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Cleveland, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Cleveland, OH - Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center Stop #3 to Chicago
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $45
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cleveland and Chicago is 494 km. The road distance is 552 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cleveland to Chicago is to bus which costs $30 - $95 and takes 7 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Cleveland to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 12 min and costs $110 - $480.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cleveland Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 46 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cleveland, OH - Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center Stop #3 and arriving at Chicago. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Cleveland to Chicago, including transfers.