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There are 9 ways to get from Idaho Falls to Chicago by plane, shuttle, train, bus 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 Idaho Falls to Chicago O'Hare  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from Idaho Falls (IDA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IDA - ORD

$216 - $930

Cheapest option

Shuttle to Salt Lake City, fly to Chicago Midway  •  8h 25m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City Airport, UT
  2. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Chicago Midway (MDW) SLC - MDW

$201 - $408

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Fly Idaho Falls to Chicago Midway  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Idaho Falls (IDA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) IDA - MDW

$226 - $979

Shuttle to Jackson, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  7h 8m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Idaho Falls, ID to Jackson Airport, WY
  2. Fly from Jackson (JAC) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) JAC - ORD

$313 - $1,345

Fly Idaho Falls to Milwaukee, train  •  9h 9m

  1. Fly from Idaho Falls (IDA) to Milwaukee (MKE) IDA - MKE
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station

$264 - $1,101

Bus, train  •  38h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Idaho Falls, ID to Butte, MT
  2. Take the bus from Butte, MT to Great Falls, MT
  3. Take the bus from Great Falls, MT - Transit Transfer Center to Shelby Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Shelby Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station

$258 - $646

Shuttle, train  •  40h 33m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City, UT Rs10a / ...
  2. Take the train from Salt Lake City Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station California Zephyr

$242 - $658

Shuttle, bus  •  45h 13m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Idaho Falls to Pocatello
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Pocatello, ID to Boise Airport, ID
  3. Take the bus from Boise, Id to Denver, Co
  4. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE
  5. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Chicago, IL

$307 - $591

Drive  •  23h 32m

  1. Drive from Idaho Falls to Chicago 1488.4 miles

$140 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Idaho Falls to Chicago is to drive which costs $140 - $220 and takes 23h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Idaho Falls to Chicago is to fly which costs $220 - $1,000 and takes 6h 25m.

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The distance between Idaho Falls and Chicago is 1248 miles. The road distance is 1488.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Idaho Falls to Chicago without a car is to bus and train which takes 38h 32m and costs $250 - $650.

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It takes approximately 7h 7m to get from Idaho Falls to Chicago, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Idaho Falls Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 14m and has one stopover.

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Chicago is 1h ahead of Idaho Falls. It is currently 11:52 PM in Idaho Falls and 12:52 AM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Idaho Falls to Chicago is 1488 miles. It takes approximately 23h 32m to drive from Idaho Falls to Chicago.

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Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Idaho Falls Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 776+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Idaho Falls to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 1247.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 7m

What companies run services between Idaho Falls, ID, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Idaho Falls to Chicago hourly.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Idaho Falls to Chicago Midway via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Idaho Falls to Chicago Midway via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Idaho Falls to Chicago Midway via Denver, Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Idaho Falls to Milwaukee via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Salt Lake City to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Salt Lake City to Chicago Midway via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Idaho Falls to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Idaho Falls to Chicago O'Hare via Denver, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Idaho Falls to Chicago O'Hare via Denver, Omaha
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Idaho Falls to Chicago O'Hare via Denver, Sioux Falls
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Idaho Falls to Chicago O'Hare via Denver, Kansas City
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Idaho Falls to Chicago O'Hare via Denver, Des Moines
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Jackson to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Jackson to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Idaho Falls to Milwaukee via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Idaho Falls to Milwaukee via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Idaho Falls to Chicago O'Hare via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Idaho Falls to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Idaho Falls to Chicago Midway via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Jackson to Chicago O'Hare via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Idaho Falls to Milwaukee via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Idaho Falls to Milwaukee via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Idaho Falls to Milwaukee via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Jackson to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Jackson to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
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
1h 29m
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 Shelby Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
27h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$330 - $480
Business Coach Seat
$390 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
Train from Salt Lake City Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
34h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$360 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$430 - $600
Room
$750 - $1,100
Bus operators
Salt Lake Express
Phone
+1 208-656-8824
Email
info@saltlakeexpress.com
Website
saltlakeexpress.com
Shuttle from Idaho Falls, ID to Jackson Airport, WY
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
Shuttle from Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City Airport, UT
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
Bus from Idaho Falls, ID to Butte, MT
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
Bus from Butte, MT to Great Falls, MT
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
Shuttle from Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City, UT
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
Shuttle from Idaho Falls to Pocatello
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
Shuttle from Pocatello, ID to Boise Airport, ID
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
Toole County
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 Boise, Id to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $220
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
expressarrow.com

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The best way to get from Idaho Falls to Idaho Falls Airport is to shuttle which takes 5m and costs $14 - $26.

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