There are 6 ways to get from Lawrence to Chicago by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly Kansas City to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MCI - MDW

$151 - $326

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Bus  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Lawrence to Kansas City, Mo
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il

$70 - $173

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Fly Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MCI - ORD

$151 - $307

Shuttle to Manhattan, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lawrence, KS to Manhattan, KS
  2. Fly from Manhattan (MHK) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MHK - ORD

$261 - $805

Train  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Lawrence Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief

$70 - $200

Drive  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Lawrence to Chicago 568.5 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Lawrence to Chicago is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lawrence to Chicago is to fly which costs $150 - $330 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lawrence to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Lawrence and arriving at Chicago, Il via Kansas City, Mo and St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lawrence Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 41 min.

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The distance between Lawrence and Chicago is 450 miles. The road distance is 568.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Lawrence to Chicago without a car is to train which takes 9 h 41 min and costs $70 - $200.

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Lawrence to Chicago, including transfers.

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Lawrence to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Lawrence station.

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Lawrence to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Lawrence Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Lawrence to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 57 min and costs $150 - $330. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $200 and takes 9 h 41 min, you could also bus, which costs $70 - $180 and takes 11 h 33 min.

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  • Distance: 450 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

What companies run services between Lawrence, KS, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Lawrence to Chicago every 3 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Lawrence to Chicago twice daily. Tickets cost $70 - $200 and the journey takes 9 h 41 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago Midway via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Manhattan to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lawrence Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Bus operators
KCI RoadRunner
Website
kciroadrunner.com
Shuttle from Lawrence, KS to Manhattan, KS
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$64 - $70
Schedules at
arivalshuttle.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 Lawrence to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80

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The quickest flight from Kansas City Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Lawrence to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago, Il station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lawrence to Chicago is 569 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 18 min to drive from Lawrence to Chicago.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Kansas City Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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The best way to get from Lawrence to Kansas City Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h 2 min and costs $39 - $42.

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