There are 6 ways to get from Hartford 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 to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Hartford (BDL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BDL - MDW

$174 - $418

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  21 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to New York, Ny 2015 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il 4425

$97 - $249

4 alternative options

Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Hartford (BDL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BDL - ORD

$164 - $358

Bus D&J Bus  •  17 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Hartford to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Djb149 / ...

$112 - $136

Train  •  20 h 27 min

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

$130 - $380

Drive  •  14 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Hartford to Chicago 895.5 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hartford to Chicago is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14 h 43 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Hartford to Chicago is to fly which costs $170 - $420 and takes 4 h 25 min.

More details

The distance between Hartford and Chicago is 773 miles. The road distance is 895.5 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Hartford to Chicago, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Hartford to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Hartford, Ct and arriving at Chicago Amtrak, Il via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 55 min.

More details

The quickest flight from Hartford Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

Search flights

Map of how to get from Hartford to Chicago.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 773 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

What companies run services between Hartford, CT, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Hartford to Chicago every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hartford to Chicago via New York, W 4 St, East Broadway, New York, Chicago, IL, and Cermak-Chinatown in around 17 h 56 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Hartford to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Hartford to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Hartford to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Hartford to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Hartford to Chicago O'Hare via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Hartford to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Hartford to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Hartford to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Springfield Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
18 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$490 - $700
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Hartford to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.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
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Hartford, Ct to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.