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There are 8 ways to get from Halifax to Chicago by plane, train, bus, car ferry 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.

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Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  9 h

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) YHZ - ORD

$160 - $404

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Fly to Chicago Midway  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to Chicago Midway (MDW) YHZ - MDW

$130 - $343

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Fly to Milwaukee, train  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to Milwaukee (MKE) YHZ - MKE
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station

$238 - $945

Fly to South Bend, bus  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to South Bend (SBN) YHZ - SBN
  2. Take the bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il

$323 - $1,254

Bus, car ferry, train  •  37 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Halifax to Yarmouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Yarmouth to Portland, ME
  3. Take the train from Brunswick Amtrak to Woburn Anderson Transportation Center
  4. Take the bus from Woburn, MA to New York, NY
  5. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Nyc

$338 - $488

Train, bus  •  41 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Halifax to Montréal
  2. Take the bus from Montreal to Toronto, ON
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago - Amtrak

$227 - $427

Train  •  45 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Halifax to Saint-Lambert
  2. Take the train from St-Lambert Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to Chicago Union Station

$301 - $686

Drive  •  27 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Halifax to Chicago 1689.5 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Halifax to Chicago is to fly which costs $170 - $450 and takes 8 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Halifax to Chicago is to fly which costs $170 - $450 and takes 8 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Halifax to Chicago station. However, there are services departing from Halifax and arriving at Chicago Union Station via St-Lambert Amtrak and Schenectady Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 40 min.

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The distance between Halifax and Chicago is 1965 km. The road distance is 2703.2 km.

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The best way to get from Halifax to Chicago without a car is to bus and car ferry and train which takes 37 h 35 min and costs $440 - $650.

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It takes approximately 9 h to get from Halifax to Chicago, including transfers.

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Halifax to Chicago train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Halifax station.

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The best way to get from Halifax to Chicago is to fly which takes 9 h and costs $210 - $550. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $390 - $900 and takes 45 h 40 min.

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There is no direct flight from Halifax Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 32 min and has one stopover.

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Chicago is 2 h behind Halifax. It is currently 12:22 AM in Halifax and 10:22 PM in Chicago.

Map of how to get from Halifax to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 1228 miles
  • Duration: 9 h

What companies run services between Halifax, NS, Canada and Chicago, IL, USA?

Air Canada, Delta and three other airlines fly from Halifax to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Halifax to Chicago via Saint-Lambert, St-Lambert Amtrak, and Schenectady Amtrak in around 45 h 40 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Halifax to Chicago O'Hare via Montreal
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Halifax to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Halifax to Chicago O'Hare via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Halifax to Chicago O'Hare via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Halifax to Chicago O'Hare via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Halifax to Milwaukee via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Halifax to Milwaukee via Moncton, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,900
Flights from Halifax to Milwaukee via Ottawa, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Halifax to Milwaukee via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Halifax to Milwaukee via Sydney, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,000
Flights from Halifax to Milwaukee via Fredericton, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Halifax to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Halifax to Chicago O'Hare via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Halifax to Chicago O'Hare via Boston
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Halifax to Milwaukee via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from Halifax to Milwaukee via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Halifax to Milwaukee via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,900
Flights from Halifax to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,800
Flights from Halifax to South Bend via Newark, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Halifax to South Bend via Boston, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Halifax to Chicago O'Hare via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Halifax to Chicago Midway via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Halifax to Chicago Midway via Toronto, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Halifax to Milwaukee via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Halifax to Milwaukee via Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Halifax to Milwaukee via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Halifax to Milwaukee via Toronto, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Halifax to South Bend via Toronto, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Halifax to South Bend via New York La Guardia, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,600
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Halifax to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Halifax to Chicago Midway via Ottawa, Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Halifax to Chicago Midway via Montreal, Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Halifax to Chicago O'Hare via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Halifax to Milwaukee via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Halifax to Milwaukee via Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Halifax to Milwaukee via Toronto, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Halifax to Chicago Midway via Boston
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Halifax to Chicago Midway via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Brunswick Amtrak to Woburn Anderson Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from St-Lambert Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Train from Schenectady Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
15 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$440 - $650
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Halifax to Montréal
Ave. Duration
22 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$120 - $150
Economy
$150 - $210
EconomyPlus
$180 - $260
Business
$270 - $380
Train from Halifax to Saint-Lambert
Ave. Duration
21 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$120 - $140
Economy
$150 - $210
EconomyPlus
$180 - $260
Business
$270 - $370
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 South Bend, In to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Amero Shuttle
Website
ameroshuttle.tripod.com
Bus from Halifax to Yarmouth
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
ameroshuttle.tripod.com
Coach Run
Website
coachrun.com
Bus from Woburn, MA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
coachrun.com
Book at
gotobus.com
D&J Bus
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Megabus Canada
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
Ferry operators
Northumberland Ferries
Phone
+1 877-762-7245
Website
ferries.ca
Car ferry from Yarmouth to Portland, ME
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
ferries.ca
Book at
ferries.ca
Adult Off-Peak
$80
Adult Peak (July1 - Sept14)
$107
Vehicle Off-Peak
$149
Vehicle Peak (July1 - Sept14)
$199

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Halifax to Chicago is 2703 km. It takes approximately 27 h 40 min to drive from Halifax to Chicago.

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WestJet, JetBlue Airways, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Halifax Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 560+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $96 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Halifax to Halifax Airport is to Halifax Airport Shuttle which takes 40 min and costs $10 - $25.

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