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

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Fly to Chicago Midway  •  5h 16m

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

$128 - $710

Cheapest option

Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 34m

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

$78 - $461

5 alternative options

Fly to South Bend, train  •  8h 20m

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to South Bend (SBN) LAS - SBN
  2. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Van Buren St.

$248 - $770

Fly to Milwaukee, train  •  7h 47m

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

$130 - $312

Bus  •  40h 20m

  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 / ...

$195 - $266

Train  •  40h 22m

  1. Take the train from McCarran International Airport Amtrak Bus Stop to Kingman Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from Kingman Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief

$203 - $286

Drive  •  27h 17m

  1. Drive from Las Vegas to Chicago 1774.6 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Las Vegas to Chicago is to fly which costs $75 - $470 and takes 5h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Las Vegas to Chicago is to fly which costs $120 - $750 and takes 5h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Las Vegas 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 40h 20m.

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The distance between Las Vegas and Chicago is 1530 miles. The road distance is 1774.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Las Vegas to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 40h 20m and costs $190 - $270.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from Las Vegas to Chicago, including transfers.

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Las Vegas 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 to Chicago is to fly which takes 5h 16m and costs $120 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $190 - $270 and takes 40h 20m, you could also train, which costs $200 - $290 and takes 40h 22m.

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

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Las Vegas 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 to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 1529.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 16m

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

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

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Las Vegas to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Las Vegas to Milwaukee via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Las Vegas to Milwaukee via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Las Vegas to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Las Vegas to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Las Vegas to Milwaukee via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Las Vegas to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Las Vegas to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Las Vegas to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Las Vegas to Milwaukee via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Las Vegas to Milwaukee via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Las Vegas to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Las Vegas to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Las Vegas to South Bend
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
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
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from McCarran International Airport Amtrak Bus Stop to Kingman Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Kingman Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
35h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $240
Premium
$460 - $650
Flexi Coach Seat
$360 - $550
Business Seat
$390 - $550
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 Las Vegas, Nv to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
33h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$160 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$160 - $220
Flexible
$220 - $330
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90

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More Questions & Answers

Chicago is 2h ahead of Las Vegas. It is currently 5:55 AM in Las Vegas and 7:55 AM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Las Vegas to Chicago is 1775 miles. It takes approximately 27h 17m to drive from Las Vegas 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 to Chicago bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 864+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Las Vegas to Las Vegas Airport is to bus which takes 21m and costs $6.

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