There are 10 ways to get from Downingtown to Chicago by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Downingtown to 30th Street Train Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PHL - MDW

$146 - $473

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Train, bus  •  25h 4m

  1. Take the train from Downingtown to Jefferson Station
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md
  3. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Chicago Amtrak, Il

$99 - $144

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Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the train from Downingtown to 30th Street Train Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) PHL - ORD

$136 - $524

Train to Harrisburg, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Downingtown Amtrak to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Harrisburg (MDT) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MDT - ORD

$209 - $474

Train, train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago Midway  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Downingtown to 30th Street Train Station
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  3. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BWI - MDW

$132 - $526

Train, train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Downingtown to 30th Street Train Station
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  3. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BWI - ORD

$107 - $477

Bus  •  19h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL

$137 - $146

Train via Washington  •  22h 6m

  1. Take the train from Downingtown to 30th Street Train Station
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station

$120 - $257

Train  •  28h 46m

  1. Take the train from Downingtown to 30th Street Train Station Paoli/Thorndale Line / ...
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal

$107 - $182

Drive  •  11h 57m

  1. Drive from Downingtown to Chicago 735.2 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Downingtown to Chicago is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 11h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Downingtown to Chicago is to train and fly which costs $140 - $480 and takes 5h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Downingtown to Chicago station. However, there are services departing from Downingtown and arriving at Chicago Union Station via 30th Street Train Station, UNION STATION station and Rockville Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 6m.

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The distance between Downingtown and Chicago is 639 miles. The road distance is 735.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Downingtown to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 19h 16m and costs $135 - $150.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Downingtown to Chicago, including transfers.

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Downingtown to Chicago train services, operated by SEPTA, depart from Downingtown station.

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The best way to get from Downingtown to Chicago is to bus which takes 19h 16m and costs $135 - $150. Alternatively, you can train via Washington, which costs $120 - $260 and takes 22h 6m.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Chicago is 1h behind Downingtown. It is currently 1:35 AM in Downingtown and 12:35 AM in Chicago.

Map of how to get from Downingtown to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 638.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 23m

What companies run services between Downingtown, PA, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Downingtown to Chicago via Ardmore Amtrak Station, Coulter Av & Saint Georges Rd, Market St & 11th St - MBNS, Philadelphia, and New York in around 19h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Downingtown to Chicago via 30th Street Train Station, Washington Union Station, UNION STATION station, ROCKVILLE station, and Rockville Amtrak in around 22h 6m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Akron
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Harrisburg to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Train operators
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from Downingtown to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
septa.org
Train from Downingtown to Jefferson Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
septa.org
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 Downingtown Amtrak to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Downingtown Amtrak to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from 30th Street Train Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
26h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $320
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from 30th Street Train Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $130
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $100
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Bus operators
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Philadelphia to New York
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Book at
gotobus.com
D&W Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
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 Philadelphia, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170

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Downingtown to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Downingtown to Chicago is 735 miles. It takes approximately 11h 57m to drive from Downingtown to Chicago.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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