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There are 7 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LAX - ORD

$61 - $305

6 alternative options

Fly to Chicago Midway  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Chicago Midway (MDW) LAX - MDW

$165 - $669

Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  7h 29m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Milwaukee (MKE) LAX - MKE
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to O'Hare Term 1,2,3

$120 - $479

Fly to Madison, bus  •  9h 39m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Madison (MSN) LAX - MSN
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Lake St. to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport

$236 - $322

Bus  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from El Monte to St Louis "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from St Louis to Chicago "Greyhound"

$227 - $321

Train  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles to Chicago Union Station Texas Eagle

$253 - $358

Drive  •  31h 28m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) 2038.1 miles

$200 - $290

Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) by bus and walk

The journey time between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) is around 2 days 4h and covers a distance of around 2263 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 4h. Operated by LAX FlyAway, Metro Los Angeles, Greyhound USA and others, the Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) service departs from Lax and arrives in Austin Station (CTA Blue Line). Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 4h
Fastest journey time:
2 days 4h
Journey distance:
2263 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$227
Carbon emissions:
451 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:40
Last service departs at:
11:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) bus and walk schedules

Los Angeles Airport (LAX) → Austin Station (CTA Blue Line)
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) is to fly which costs $60 - $310 and takes 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) is to fly which costs $160 - $700 and takes 4h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line). However, there are services departing from Lax and arriving at 5700 W Jackson via Union Station Patsaouras Bus Plaza, El Monte, St Louis and Van Buren & Jefferson. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2h.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) is 1758 miles. The road distance is 2038.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 2h and costs $220 - $330.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line), including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from El Monte station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) is to fly which takes 5h and costs $60 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $220 - $330 and takes 2 days 2h, you could also train, which costs $250 - $360 and takes 2 days 16h.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 50m.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line).
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  • Distance: 1757.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Austin Station (CTA Blue Line), IL, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and four other airlines fly from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) via L. A. Union Station station, Union Station Patsaouras Bus Plaza, El Monte, St Louis, Chicago, Van Buren & Jefferson, and 5700 W Jackson in around 2 days 2h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago O'Hare via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago Midway via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago Midway via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago Midway via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago Midway via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Milwaukee via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Los Angeles to Milwaukee via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Los Angeles to Milwaukee via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Los Angeles to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to Milwaukee via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to Madison
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Madison via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Madison via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Los Angeles to Madison via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Madison via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Milwaukee via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Milwaukee via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to Madison via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Los Angeles to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
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 Los Angeles to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $340
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Premium
$550 - $850
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Seat
$550 - $800
Bus operators
Wisconsin Coach Lines
Phone
+1 262-671-2538
Email
wisconsincoach@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to O'Hare Term 1,2,3
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Airport fares
$19 - $30
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Lake St. to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.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 El Monte to St Louis
Ave. Duration
39h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $250
Flexible
$250 - $370
Bus from St Louis to Chicago
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $90

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) is 2038 miles. It takes approximately 31h 28m to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line).

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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