There are 7 ways to get from Erie 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 Erie to Chicago O'Hare  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Erie (ERI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ERI - ORD

$171 - $840

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Cleveland, Oh 4158 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Chicago, Il 1607

$51 - $131

5 alternative options

Fly Erie to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Erie (ERI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) ERI - MDW

$191 - $939

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BUF - MDW

$155 - $455

Train  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Erie Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$65 - $190

Bus Barons Bus  •  17 h

  1. Take the bus from Erie, PA to Akron, OH Schedules 0010 and 0011
  2. Take the bus from Akron, OH to Chicago, IL Schedules 0021 and 0022

$54 - $97

Drive  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Erie to Chicago 447.2 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Erie to Chicago is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Erie to Chicago is to fly which costs $170 - $850 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between Erie and Chicago is 390 miles. The road distance is 447.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Erie to Chicago, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Erie to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Erie, Pa and arriving at Chicago, Il via Cleveland, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Erie Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 57 min.

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

United Airlines and Delta fly from Erie to Chicago 3 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Erie to Chicago twice daily. Tickets cost $65 - $190 and the journey takes 8 h 57 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Erie to Chicago Midway via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Erie to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Erie to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Erie to Chicago Midway via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Erie to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Erie Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Erie, Pa to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Erie, PA to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Erie, PA to Akron, OH
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Akron, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
baronsbus.com

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