There are 11 ways to get from Hamilton to Chicago by bus, plane, car or train

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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Thru-Bus to Buffalo, fly to Chicago Midway  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the Thru-Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BUF - MDW

$146 - $452

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Bus Greyhound Canada  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton, ON to London, ON 5517 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London, ON to Chicago - Amtrak 5531

$49 - $129

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Bus to Toronto, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from King St. W. @ Summers Ln. to Pearson Airport Terminal 1
  2. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) YYZ - ORD

$109 - $364

Thru-Bus to Buffalo, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the Thru-Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BUF - ORD

$136 - $423

Drive to Erie, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 29 min

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

$164 - $836

Bus to Billy Bishop Toronto City, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton GO Centre Bus to Union Station Bus Terminal
  2. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Chicago Midway (MDW) YTZ - MDW

$113 - $376

Bus to Toronto, fly to Milwaukee, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from King St. W. @ Summers Ln. to Pearson Airport Terminal 1
  2. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Milwaukee (MKE) YYZ - MKE
  3. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station

$174 - $490

Train via Detroit Amtrak  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Aldershot to Windsor VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Wolverine

$90 - $257

Bus Greyhound USA  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton, On to Toronto, On 5500 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Chicago, Il 5515 / ...

$62 - $166

Train  •  16 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Aldershot to Buffalo VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited

$105 - $300

Drive  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Hamilton to Chicago 483 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Hamilton to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Hamilton, ON and arriving at Chicago - Amtrak via London, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 45 min.

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The distance between Hamilton and Chicago is 655 km. The road distance is 772.7 km.

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The best way to get from Hamilton to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Hamilton to Chicago, including transfers.

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Hamilton to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Hamilton, ON station.

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The best way to get from Hamilton to Chicago is to train which takes 10 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Buffalo Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Hamilton to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Chicago - Amtrak station.

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Chicago is 1 h behind Hamilton. It is currently 6:50 PM in Hamilton and 5:50 PM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Hamilton to Chicago is 773 km. It takes approximately 8 h 6 min to drive from Hamilton to Chicago.

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Map of how to get from Hamilton to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 409.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 16 min

What companies run services between Hamilton, ON, Canada and Chicago, IL, USA?

You can take a train from Hamilton to Chicago via Aldershot GO Bus, Aldershot, Windsor, and Detroit Amtrak in around 10 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hamilton to Chicago via London, ON in around 12 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Erie to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Toronto to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Erie to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Toronto to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
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 Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Aldershot to Windsor
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $55
Economy
$55 - $75
Economy Plus
$80 - $120
Business
$80 - $110
Business Plus/Sleeper
$140 - $200
Train from Aldershot to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$26 - $40
Economy
$30 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $75
Business
$45 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$85 - $130
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40
Bus from Hamilton, ON to London, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$13 - $20
Online Fare
$15 - $30
Standard Fare
$23 - $35
Refundable
$27 - $40
Bus from London, ON to Chicago - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$35 - $55
Online Fare
$45 - $75
Standard Fare
$60 - $95
Refundable
$70 - $100
Bus from Hamilton, ON to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$11 - $16
Online Fare
$11 - $25
Standard Fare
$19 - $28
Refundable
$23 - $35
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Bus from King St. W. @ Summers Ln. to Pearson Airport Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
GO Transit
Bus from Hamilton GO Centre Bus to Union Station Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
GO Transit
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 Hamilton, On to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Toronto, On to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $140

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