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There are 8 ways to get from Herndon to Chicago by plane, bus, subway, train or car

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Fly Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IAD - ORD

$105 - $382

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Bus  •  22 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il 1607 / ...

$84 - $205

6 alternative options

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Herndon-Monroe Pk & Rd & Bus Bay T to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DCA - MDW

$106 - $421

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Herndon-Monroe Pk & Rd & Bus Bay T to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DCA - ORD

$101 - $372

Line 950 bus, subway, train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the line 950 bus from Center St @ Locust St to Wiehle Metro Bay H
  2. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  4. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BWI - MDW

$160 - $572

Line 950 bus, subway, train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the line 950 bus from Center St @ Locust St to Wiehle Metro Bay H
  2. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  4. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BWI - ORD

$135 - $523

Train  •  19 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited

$108 - $314

Drive  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Herndon to Chicago 694.9 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Herndon to Chicago is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Herndon to Chicago is to fly which costs $100 - $390 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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The distance between Herndon and Chicago is 578 miles. The road distance is 694.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Herndon to Chicago without a car is to train which takes 19 h 45 min and costs $100 - $320.

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Herndon to Chicago, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Herndon to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 55 min and costs $100 - $390. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $320 and takes 19 h 45 min, you could also bus, which costs $80 - $210 and takes 22 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 57 min.

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Chicago is 1 h behind Herndon. It is currently 5:08 PM in Herndon and 4:08 PM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Herndon to Chicago is 695 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 35 min to drive from Herndon to Chicago.

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United Airlines offers flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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  • Distance: 577.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

What companies run services between Herndon, VA, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

United Airlines and Delta fly from Herndon to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Herndon to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $300 and the journey takes 17 h 16 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Clarksburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Staunton
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Business Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Room
$430 - $600
Bus operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from Herndon-Monroe Pk & Rd & Bus Bay T to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Fairfax Connector
Phone
703-339-7200
Email
fairfaxconnector@fairfaxcounty.gov
Website
fairfaxconnector.com
Bus from Center St @ Locust St to Wiehle Metro Bay H
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
fairfaxcounty.gov
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 Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190

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