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There are 10 ways to get from Kitchener to Chicago by car, plane, train, bus or night bus

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Drive to Erie, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Kitchener to Erie
  2. Fly from Erie (ERI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ERI - ORD

$169 - $845

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Bus  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Kitchener, ON to London, ON 5529 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London, ON to Chicago, IL 5515 / ...

$47 - $125

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Train to Toronto, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Kitchener GO to Weston GO
  2. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) YYZ - ORD

$115 - $376

Train to Billy Bishop Toronto City, fly to Chicago Midway  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Kitchener GO to Union Station
  2. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Chicago Midway (MDW) YTZ - MDW

$114 - $435

Bus, bus to Buffalo, fly to Chicago Midway  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Kitchener, ON to Niagara Falls, ON
  2. Take the bus from Niagara Falls, ON to Buffalo Airport
  3. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BUF - MDW

$149 - $439

Bus, bus to Buffalo, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Kitchener, ON to Niagara Falls, ON
  2. Take the bus from Niagara Falls, ON to Buffalo Airport
  3. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BUF - ORD

$139 - $410

Train to Toronto, fly to Milwaukee, train  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Kitchener GO to Weston GO
  2. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Milwaukee (MKE) YYZ - MKE
  3. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station

$183 - $537

Train  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Kitchener to Sarnia VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Port Huron Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Blue Water

$86 - $240

Bus, night bus  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Kitchener, ON to London, ON 5529 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from London, On to Chicago Amtrak, Il 5531

$54 - $142

Drive  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Kitchener to Chicago 465.5 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Kitchener to Chicago is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 7 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kitchener to Chicago is to drive and fly which costs $220 - $1,200 and takes 6 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kitchener to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Kitchener, ON and arriving at Chicago, IL via London, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 52 min.

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The distance between Kitchener and Chicago is 607 km. The road distance is 744.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kitchener to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 52 min and costs $60 - $170.

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It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to get from Kitchener to Chicago, including transfers.

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Kitchener to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Kitchener, ON station.

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The best way to get from Kitchener to Chicago is to train which takes 10 h 40 min and costs $110 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $170 and takes 10 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Erie Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Kitchener to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Chicago, IL station.

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Map of how to get from Kitchener to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 379.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 21 min

What companies run services between Kitchener, ON, Canada and Chicago, IL, USA?

You can take a train from Kitchener to Chicago via Sarnia and Port Huron Amtrak in around 10 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kitchener to Chicago via London, ON in around 10 h 52 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Erie to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Toronto to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Erie to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Toronto to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Train operators
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Train from Kitchener GO to Weston GO
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
GO Transit
Train from Kitchener GO to Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
GO Transit
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Kitchener to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $70
Business
$40 - $60
Business Plus/Sleeper
$80 - $110
Train from Kitchener to Sarnia
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
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 Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Port Huron Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Bus operators
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Kitchener, ON to Niagara Falls, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $21
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megabus.ca
Bus from Niagara Falls, ON to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Book at
megabus.ca
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 Niagara Falls, On to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Night bus from London, On to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Kitchener, ON to London, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $17
Online Fare
$13 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $30
Refundable
$24 - $35
Bus from London, ON to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$35 - $55
Online Fare
$45 - $75
Standard Fare
$60 - $95
Refundable
$70 - $100

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Chicago is 1 h behind Kitchener. It is currently 12:57 AM in Kitchener and 11:57 PM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Kitchener to Chicago is 745 km. It takes approximately 7 h 51 min to drive from Kitchener to Chicago.

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Erie Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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