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There are 7 ways to get from Las Vegas, NV to Chicago by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Chicago Midway (MDW) LAS - MDW

$134 - $716

Cheapest option

Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LAS - ORD

$84 - $467

5 alternative options

Fly to South Bend, bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to South Bend (SBN) LAS - SBN
  2. Take the bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il

$257 - $797

Fly to Milwaukee, train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Milwaukee (MKE) LAS - MKE
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station

$134 - $303

Bus, train  •  40 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Las Vegas Downtown to Kingman S FlixBus
  2. Take the train from Kingman Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief

$241 - $719

Bus  •  40 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to St Louis, Mo 1684 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il 1364 / ...

$185 - $460

Drive  •  27 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Las Vegas, NV to Chicago 1774.5 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Las Vegas, NV to Chicago is to fly and train which costs $130 - $310 and takes 8 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Las Vegas, NV to Chicago is to fly which costs $130 - $750 and takes 5 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Las Vegas, NV to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Las Vegas, Nv and arriving at Chicago, Il via St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 20 min.

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The distance between Las Vegas, NV and Chicago is 1529 miles. The road distance is 1774.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Las Vegas, NV to Chicago without a car is to bus and train which takes 40 h 9 min and costs $240 - $750.

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Las Vegas, NV to Chicago, including transfers.

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Las Vegas, NV to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Las Vegas, Nv station.

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The best way to get from Las Vegas, NV to Chicago is to fly which takes 5 h 54 min and costs $130 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $460 and takes 40 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Las Vegas Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 20 min.

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Las Vegas, NV to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago, Il station.

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Map of how to get from Las Vegas, NV to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 1529.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 54 min

What companies run services between Las Vegas, NV, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Las Vegas, NV to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Las Vegas, NV to Chicago via St Louis, Mo in around 40 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Las Vegas to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Las Vegas to Milwaukee via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Las Vegas to Milwaukee via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Las Vegas to Milwaukee via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Las Vegas to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Las Vegas to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Las Vegas to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Las Vegas to Milwaukee via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Las Vegas to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Las Vegas to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Las Vegas to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Las Vegas to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Las Vegas to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Las Vegas to Milwaukee via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Las Vegas to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Las Vegas to South Bend
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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 Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
Train from Kingman Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
35 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$410 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$490 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
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 South Bend, In to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
33 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $250
Flexible
$290 - $380
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Las Vegas Downtown to Kingman S
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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More Questions & Answers

Chicago is 2 h ahead of Las Vegas, NV. It is currently 1:01 PM in Las Vegas, NV and 3:01 PM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Las Vegas, NV to Chicago is 1775 miles. It takes approximately 27 h 15 min to drive from Las Vegas, NV to Chicago.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Las Vegas Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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Book your Las Vegas, NV to Chicago bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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