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There are 6 ways to get from Illinois to Alabama by bus, plane, train, night 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.

Recommended option

Line 608 bus, line 600 bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Huntsville  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the line 608 bus from Roselle/Schaumburg to Kimberly Dr & Mall Dr
  2. Take the line 600 bus from Northwest Transportation Center to Rosemont CTA Station
  3. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Huntsville (HSV) ORD - HSV

$236 - $437

Cheapest option

Train, night bus  •  16h 7m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station
  2. Take the night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
  3. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al

$78 - $173

4 alternative options

Fly Chicago Midway to Birmingham  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Birmingham (BHM) MDW - BHM

$184 - $436

Line 608 bus, line 600 bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Birmingham  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the line 608 bus from Roselle/Schaumburg to Kimberly Dr & Mall Dr
  2. Take the line 600 bus from Northwest Transportation Center to Rosemont CTA Station
  3. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Birmingham (BHM) ORD - BHM

$178 - $339

Bus  •  21h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to Birmingham, Al 1163

$84 - $216

Drive  •  10h 48m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Birmingham 663.3 miles

$65 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Illinois to Alabama is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 10h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Illinois to Alabama is to line 608 bus and line 600 bus and fly which costs $230 - $440 and takes 3h 59m.

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The distance between Illinois and Alabama is 496 miles. The road distance is 663.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Illinois to Alabama without a car is to bus which takes 21h 39m and costs $80 - $220.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Illinois to Alabama, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Illinois to Alabama is to fly which takes 4h 34m and costs $180 - $440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $220 and takes 21h 39m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Huntsville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 42m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Illinois to Alabama is 663 miles. It takes approximately 10h 48m to drive from Illinois to Alabama.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Huntsville Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Alabama. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Illinois to Alabama.
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  • Distance: 495.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 59m

What companies run services between Illinois, USA and Alabama, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Birmingham 3 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Birmingham twice daily. Tickets cost $80 - $210 and the journey takes 20h 10m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Huntsville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Huntsville
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Huntsville
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $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 Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $50
Bus operators
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Roselle/Schaumburg to Kimberly Dr & Mall Dr
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Northwest Transportation Center to Rosemont CTA Station
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210
Night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60

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The best way to get from Illinois to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 41m and costs $2 - $5.

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