There are 8 ways to get from Des Plaines to Harvard University by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Boston  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Boston (BOS) ORD - BOS

$84 - $274

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Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Boston, subway  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Des Plaines to Chicago OTC
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Boston (BOS) MDW - BOS
  3. Take the subway from South Station to Harvard

$102 - $399

Bus to Milwaukee, fly to Boston  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Boston (BOS) MKE - BOS

$159 - $359

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Manchester, bus  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Des Plaines to Chicago OTC
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Manchester (MHT) MDW - MHT
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma

$167 - $509

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Providence, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Providence (PVD) ORD - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston South Station

$116 - $650

Train  •  23 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station Lake Shore Limited

$138 - $399

Bus  •  24 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny 1604
  2. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station Ny / ...

$114 - $288

Drive  •  16 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Des Plaines to Harvard University 1014.5 miles

$95 - $150

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The distance between Des Plaines and Harvard University is 862 miles. The road distance is 1014.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Des Plaines to Harvard University without a car is to train which takes 23 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Des Plaines to Harvard University, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Des Plaines to Harvard University is to fly which takes 4 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 23 h 44 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 24 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 13 min.

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Harvard University is 1 h ahead of Des Plaines. It is currently 6:41 PM in Des Plaines and 7:41 PM in Harvard University.

Yes, the driving distance between Des Plaines to Harvard University is 1014 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 48 min to drive from Des Plaines to Harvard University.

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

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There are 759+ hotels available in Harvard University. Prices start at $138 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 862.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

What companies run services between Des Plaines, IL, USA and Harvard University, MA, USA?

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Des Plaines to Harvard University hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Des Plaines to Harvard University once daily. Tickets cost $130 - $390 and the journey takes 21 h 31 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Milwaukee to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Milwaukee to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Milwaukee to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Milwaukee to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Milwaukee to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manchester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Providence via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Des Plaines to Chicago OTC
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metrarail.com
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Subway from South Station to Harvard
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
MBTA
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Bus operators
Coach USA
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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