How to get from Lawrence to Chicago

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Recommended option

Fly Kansas City to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 57 min

  1. MCI - MDW

$151 - $326

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 33 min

$70 - $173

4 alternative options

Fly Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 14 min

  1. MCI - ORD

$151 - $307

Shuttle to Manhattan, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 22 min

  1. MHK - ORD

$261 - $805

Train  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Southwest Chief

$70 - $200

Drive  •  9 h 18 min

  1. 568.5 miles

$55 - $85

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 28 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
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Manhattan to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lawrence Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 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
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lawrence and Chicago is 720 km. The road distance is 910 km.

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

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

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lawrence Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 28 min.

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.

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