There are 9 ways to get from Illinois to Arkansas 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 Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Fayetteville (XNA) ORD - XNA

$213 - $470

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Bus  •  16 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Little Rock, Ar 1227

$73 - $179

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Line 608 bus, line 600 bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Little Rock  •  5 h 25 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 Little Rock (LIT) ORD - LIT

$192 - $393

Fly Chicago Midway to Memphis, bus  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Memphis (MEM) MDW - MEM
  2. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Jonesboro, Ar

$156 - $672

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Memphis, bus  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Memphis (MEM) ORD - MEM
  2. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Jonesboro, Ar

$150 - $495

Train to St. Louis, fly to Little Rock  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station
  2. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Little Rock (LIT) STL - LIT

$249 - $1,072

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Springfield, drive  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Springfield (SGF) ORD - SGF
  2. Drive from Springfield to Rogers

$178 - $385

Train  •  14 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Little Rock Union Station Texas Eagle

$92 - $252

Drive  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Little Rock 654.2 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Illinois to Arkansas. However, there are services departing from Archer & Green and arriving at Arkansas State Capitol via Madison & Dearborn/State, Chicago, Il, Verizon Plaza and River Cities Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 48 min.

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The distance between Illinois and Arkansas is 377 miles. The road distance is 654.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Illinois to Arkansas without a car is to train which takes 14 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Illinois to Arkansas, including transfers.

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Illinois to Arkansas bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Illinois to Arkansas is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 34 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 16 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fayetteville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 44 min.

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Illinois to Arkansas bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Little Rock, Ar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Illinois to Arkansas is 654 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 34 min to drive from Illinois to Arkansas.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fayetteville Airport.

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Map of how to get from Illinois to Arkansas.
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  • Distance: 377.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Schaumburg to Bentonville every 3 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Little Rock once daily. Tickets cost $90 - $250 and the journey takes 13 h 17 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Springfield Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Chicago Union Station to Little Rock Union Station
Ave. Duration
13 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$180 - $250
Room
$370 - $550
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

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 Memphis, Tn to Jonesboro, Ar
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Chicago, Il to Little Rock, Ar
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170

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The best way to get from Illinois to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 41 min and costs .

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