There are 5 ways to get from Little Rock to Chicago by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Little Rock (LIT) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LIT - ORD

$183 - $386

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Bus  •  14 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Little Rock, Ar to Chicago, Il 1500

$65 - $170

3 alternative options

Fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Little Rock (LIT) to Chicago Midway (MDW) LIT - MDW

$183 - $485

Train  •  14 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Little Rock Union Station to Chicago Union Station Texas Eagle

$90 - $250

Drive  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Little Rock to Chicago 654.4 miles

$60 - $95

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Little Rock, Ar and arriving at Chicago, Il. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Little Rock Union Station station and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 13 min.

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The distance between Little Rock and Chicago is 557 miles. The road distance is 654.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Little Rock to Chicago without a car is to train which takes 14 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Little Rock to Chicago, including transfers.

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Little Rock to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Little Rock, Ar station.

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

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The best way to get from Little Rock to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 13 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 14 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Little Rock Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Little Rock to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 556.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

What companies run services between Little Rock, AR, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Little Rock to Chicago every 4 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Little Rock to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $90 - $250 and the journey takes 14 h 13 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Little Rock to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Little Rock to Chicago Midway via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Little Rock to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Little Rock to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Little Rock to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Little Rock to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Little Rock to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Little Rock Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$180 - $250
Room
$370 - $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 Little Rock, Ar to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Little Rock to Chicago is 654 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 35 min to drive from Little Rock to Chicago.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Little Rock Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 580+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Little Rock to Little Rock Airport is to line 20 bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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