There are 7 ways to get from Erie to Chicago by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Erie to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 56 min

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

$144 - $807

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Bus  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Cleveland, Oh 4175 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Chicago, Il 1607 / ...

$51 - $131

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Train to Cleveland, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Erie Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
  2. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Chicago Midway (MDW) CLE - MDW

$144 - $539

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 26 min

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

$149 - $455

Train  •  8 h 57 min

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

$65 - $190

Bus Barons Bus  •  15 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Cleveland, Oh 4175 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, OH to Chicago, IL Schedule 21:Cleveland-Chicago

$56 - $106

Drive  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Erie to Chicago 447.2 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

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 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Erie Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 57 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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The best way to get from Erie to Chicago without a car is to train which takes 8 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Erie to Chicago, including transfers.

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Erie to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Erie, Pa station.

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Erie to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Erie Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Erie to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 57 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 10 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Erie Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Erie to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago, Il station.

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Map of how to get from Erie to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 389.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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

United Airlines and Delta fly from Erie to Chicago 4 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 Cleveland to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 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 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Erie to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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 Erie Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Erie Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
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

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 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
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Erie, PA to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Cleveland, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Book at
baronsbus.com

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Chicago is 1 h behind Erie. It is currently 10:28 AM in Erie and 9:28 AM in Chicago.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Erie to Chicago is 447 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to drive from Erie to Chicago.

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Erie Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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Book your Erie to Chicago bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 580+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Erie to Erie Airport is to line 31 bus which takes 28 min and costs .

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