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There are 8 ways to get from Ithaca to Chicago 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 Ithaca to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Ithaca (ITH) to Chicago Midway (MDW) ITH - MDW

$148 - $1,223

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, Ny to Rochester, Ny 300
  2. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited

$70 - $184

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Fly Ithaca to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Ithaca (ITH) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ITH - ORD

$188 - $924

Bus to Rochester, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, Ny to Rochester, Ny
  2. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ROC - ORD

$158 - $390

Bus to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, Ny to Scranton, Pa
  2. Fly from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) AVP - ORD

$259 - $508

Bus via Cleveland, Oh  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, Ny to Rochester, Ny 300
  2. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Cleveland, Oh 248
  3. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Chicago, Il

$80 - $204

Bus Greyhound Canada  •  19 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, Ny to Toronto, On 300
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago - Amtrak 5531

$75 - $192

Drive  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Ithaca to Chicago 675.8 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Ithaca to Chicago is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ithaca to Chicago is to fly which costs $180 - $950 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ithaca to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Ithaca, Ny and arriving at Chicago, Il via Rochester, Ny and Cleveland, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 50 min.

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The distance between Ithaca and Chicago is 574 miles. The road distance is 675.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Ithaca to Chicago without a car is to bus and train which takes 14 h 36 min and costs $70 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Ithaca to Chicago, including transfers.

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Ithaca to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Ithaca, Ny station.

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The best way to get from Ithaca to Chicago is to fly which takes 5 h 12 min and costs $140 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $210 and takes 16 h 50 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ithaca Airport to Chicago Midway Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 59 min and has one stopover.

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Ithaca to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago, Il station.

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Map of how to get from Ithaca to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 574.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 12 min

What companies run services between Ithaca, NY, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Ithaca to Chicago every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ithaca to Chicago via Rochester, Ny and Cleveland, Oh in around 16 h 50 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ithaca to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Ithaca to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles, Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Ithaca to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles, Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ithaca to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Ithaca to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Ithaca to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia, Akron
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Ithaca to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia, Dayton
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ithaca to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $2,300
Flights from Ithaca to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Ithaca to Chicago Midway via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Ithaca to Chicago Midway via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Ithaca to Chicago Midway via Detroit, Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $2,300
Flights from Ithaca to Chicago Midway via Washington Dulles, Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
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 Rochester Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $150
Business Seat
$110 - $150
Bedroom
$460 - $950
Bus operators
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 Ithaca, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Ithaca, Ny to Scranton, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Ithaca, Ny to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130

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Chicago is 1 h behind Ithaca. It is currently 10:35 PM in Ithaca and 9:35 PM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Ithaca to Chicago is 676 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 19 min to drive from Ithaca to Chicago.

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United Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Ithaca Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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Book your Ithaca to Chicago bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 557+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ithaca to Ithaca Airport is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs $16 - $19.

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