There are 7 ways to get from Illinois to Alabama by plane, bus, 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

Fly Chicago Midway to Birmingham  •  4 h 6 min

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

$184 - $436

Cheapest option

Bus  •  21 h 19 min

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

$84 - $216

5 alternative options

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

  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

Line 608 bus, line 600 bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Birmingham  •  4 h 35 min

  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

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Mobile  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Mobile (MOB) ORD - MOB

$251 - $612

Train, night bus  •  16 h 3 min

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

$101 - $263

Drive  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Birmingham 663.3 miles

$65 - $95

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Birmingham 5 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Birmingham hourly. Tickets cost $80 - $210 and the journey takes 20 h 10 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Huntsville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Huntsville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mobile via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Huntsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mobile via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mobile via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Huntsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mobile
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mobile via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
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
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Northwest Transportation Center to Rosemont CTA Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
20 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210
Night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Illinois and Alabama is 793 km. The road distance is 1061 km.

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

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

It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Illinois to Alabama, including transfers.