There are 12 ways to get from Jersey City to Chicago by plane, train, subway, 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.

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Fly Newark to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Chicago Midway (MDW) EWR - MDW

$96 - $370

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Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 9th Street
  2. Take the subway from W 4 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LGA - ORD

$70 - $378

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Fly Newark to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) EWR - ORD

$91 - $391

Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) LGA - MDW

$105 - $497

Train, train to New York JFK, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 33rd Street
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) JFK - ORD

$87 - $407

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PHL - MDW

$212 - $644

Train, train to White Plains, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 33rd Street
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to White Plains
  3. Fly from White Plains (HPN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) HPN - ORD

$216 - $679

Bus D&J Bus  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Djb149 / ...

$98 - $109

Bus Greyhound USA  •  20 h

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il 4425

$81 - $212

Train  •  20 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited

$123 - $373

Train via Market St Bus Lane At Raymond Plaza W  •  29 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal

$141 - $433

Drive  •  12 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Jersey City to Chicago 789.2 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Jersey City to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Journal Square Transportation Center and arriving at Chicago Amtrak, Il via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Jersey City to Chicago station. However, there are services departing from Journal Square and arriving at Chicago Union Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 41 min.

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The distance between Jersey City and Chicago is 711 miles. The road distance is 789.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Jersey City to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Jersey City to Chicago, including transfers.

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Jersey City to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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Jersey City to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Jersey City to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 35 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 20 h 41 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Jersey City to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago Amtrak, Il station.

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Map of how to get from Jersey City to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 711.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

What companies run services between Jersey City, NJ, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and Porter Airlines fly from Jersey City to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, D&J Bus operates a bus from Jersey City to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $90 and the journey takes 14 h. Wanda Coach also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Train operators
PATH
Phone
+1 800 234-7284
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Journal Square to 9th Street
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Train from Journal Square to 33rd Street
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to White Plains
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $11
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $16
Onboard
$13 - $18
At station
$8 - $13
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 New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Train from Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Bus operators
D&J Bus
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
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 New York, NY to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
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 New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210

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Chicago is 1 h behind Jersey City. It is currently 6:39 PM in Jersey City and 5:39 PM in Chicago.

Jersey City to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Jersey City to Chicago is 789 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 59 min to drive from Jersey City to Chicago.

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Delta, Porter Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 580+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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