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There are 10 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.

Recommended option

Fly Ithaca to Chicago Midway  •  5h 22m

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

$148 - $1,223

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  16h 45m

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

$86 - $199

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Bus to Buffalo, fly to Chicago Midway  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BUF - MDW

$163 - $446

Bus to Rochester, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 44m

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

$164 - $385

Bus to Syracuse, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Destiny USA
  2. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SYR - ORD

$186 - $339

Bus to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 59m

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

$270 - $502

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BUF - ORD

$153 - $417

Bus, train  •  14h 33m

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

$106 - $269

Bus Greyhound Canada  •  20h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Buffalo Airport
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Toronto, ON
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Chicago, IL - Amtrack Station

$89 - $185

Drive  •  11h 19m

  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 11h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Ithaca to Chicago is to fly which costs $140 - $1,300 and takes 5h 22m.

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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 16h 45m.

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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 14h 33m and costs $100 - $270.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from Ithaca to Chicago, including transfers.

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Ithaca to Chicago bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Ithaca, NY station.

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The best way to get from Ithaca to Chicago is to fly which takes 5h 22m and costs $140 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $200 and takes 16h 45m.

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There is no direct flight from Ithaca Airport to Chicago Midway Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 39m 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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  • Distance: 574.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 22m

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

Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines fly from Ithaca to Chicago 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ithaca to Chicago via Rochester, NY, Rochester, Ny, and Cleveland, Oh in around 16h 45m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Syracuse to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $500
Flights from Syracuse to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $500
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Syracuse to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $550
Flights from Syracuse to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $550
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ithaca to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $2,300
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Syracuse to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Ithaca to Chicago Midway via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Ithaca to Chicago Midway via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $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 Rochester Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $240
Room
$360 - $500
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Destiny USA
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Scranton
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Book at
trailwaysny.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 Rochester, Ny to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
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
7h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Megabus Canada
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Chicago, IL - Amtrack Station
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
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 1h behind Ithaca. It is currently 7:47 AM in Ithaca and 6:47 AM in Chicago.

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

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

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There are 763+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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

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