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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.

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Fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 35 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 59 min

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

$164 - $358

Bus D&J Bus  •  18 h

  1. Take the bus from Hartford, CT - Union Station to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Djb149 / ...

$112 - $133

Train  •  20 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Hartford Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak Shuttle / ...
  2. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited

$141 - $398

Drive  •  14 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Hartford to Chicago 895.5 miles

$85 - $130

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

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The quickest way to get from Hartford to Chicago is to fly which costs $170 - $420 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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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.

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No, there is no direct train from Hartford to Chicago station. However, there are services departing from Hartford Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station via Springfield Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 31 min.

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

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The best way to get from Hartford to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 18 h and costs $110 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Hartford to Chicago, including transfers.

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Hartford to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Hartford, Ct station.

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

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The best way to get from Hartford to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs $170 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $140 and takes 18 h, you could also train, which costs $140 - $400 and takes 20 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Hartford to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 773 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Hartford to Chicago every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hartford to Chicago via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, 42 St - Bryant Pk, East Broadway, New York, Chicago, IL, and Cermak-Chinatown in around 18 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Hartford to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Hartford to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Hartford to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Hartford to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Hartford to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Hartford to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Hartford to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
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 Hartford Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Train from Springfield Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
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, CT - Union Station to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
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
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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

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.

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 3 hours
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210

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The quickest flight from Hartford Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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

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Chicago is 1 h behind Hartford. It is currently 11:03 PM in Hartford and 10:03 PM in Chicago.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hartford to Chicago is 895 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 43 min to drive from Hartford to Chicago.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Hartford Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 576+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hartford to Hartford Airport is to line 30 bus which takes 35 min and costs $1 - $4.

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