There are 11 ways to get from Illinois to Pennsylvania 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 Midway to Pittsburgh  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Pittsburgh (PIT) MDW - PIT

$145 - $327

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  20 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Baltimore Downtown, Md 1632 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Philadelphia, Pa 1002 / ...

$90 - $226

9 alternative options

Line 608 bus, line 600 bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Pittsburgh  •  4 h 28 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 Pittsburgh (PIT) ORD - PIT

$129 - $410

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) ORD - AVP

$246 - $472

Fly Chicago Midway to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Philadelphia (PHL) MDW - PHL
  2. Take the train from University City to Clifton-Aldan

$144 - $448

Line 608 bus, line 600 bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Erie  •  4 h 42 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 Erie (ERI) ORD - ERI

$148 - $759

Line 600 bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the line 600 bus from Northwest Transportation Center to Rosemont CTA Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Philadelphia (PHL) ORD - PHL
  3. Take the train from University City to Clifton-Aldan

$138 - $501

Bus D&J Bus  •  17 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York Djb149 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York to Philadelphia, PA Nyc

$104 - $114

Train via Washington Union Station  •  20 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express / ...

$197 - $570

Train  •  27 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Cardinal

$145 - $405

Drive  •  12 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Philadelphia 763 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Illinois to Pennsylvania. However, there are services departing from 929 W Cermak and arriving at Philadelphia, PA via Chicago, IL and New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 48 min.

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The distance between Illinois and Pennsylvania is 621 miles. The road distance is 763 miles.

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The best way to get from Illinois to Pennsylvania without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 48 min and costs .

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

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Illinois to Pennsylvania bus services, operated by D&J Bus, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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The best way to get from Illinois to Pennsylvania is to fly which takes 4 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17 h 48 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 20 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Pittsburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Illinois to Pennsylvania bus services, operated by Wanda Coach, arrive at Philadelphia, PA station.

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Pennsylvania is 1 h ahead of Illinois. It is currently 5:43 PM in Illinois and 6:43 PM in Pennsylvania.

Yes, the driving distance between Illinois to Pennsylvania is 763 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 24 min to drive from Illinois to Pennsylvania.

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  • Distance: 621 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Pittsburgh every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Philadelphia via Cermak & Clark, Chicago, IL, and New York in around 17 h 48 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erie
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Pittsburgh via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
25 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
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
D&J Bus
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
wandacoach.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, Il to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
17 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $180
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Pennsylvania. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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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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