Travel from Los-Angeles to Chicago

Train, bus or fly from Los Angeles to Chicago?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Los Angeles to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Chicago twice daily. Tickets cost $270 - $850 and the journey takes 43 h 5 min.

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How to get from Los Angeles to Chicago

ModeDurationPrice
From Patsaouras Transit Plaza bus to Los Angeles airport, fly to Chicago Midway airport, then subway to Chicago.5 h 55 min$223
From Patsaouras Transit Plaza bus to Los Angeles airport, fly to Chicago O'Hare airport, then subway to Chicago.6 h 18 min$144
From Aliso St and Los Angeles St E bus to Pomona Trans Center, line 61 bus to Ontario/San Bernardino airport, fly to Chicago Midway airport, then subway to Chicago.7 h 16 min$430
From L. A. Union Station station train to Burbank airport, fly to Chicago Midway airport, then subway to Chicago.7 h 13 min$461
From Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak train to The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3, line 59 bus to Santa Ana airport, fly to Chicago O'Hare airport, then subway to Chicago.7 h 35 min$251
From Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak train to Chicago Union Station Amtrak.43 h 5 min$593
From Los Angeles, CA bus to Indianapolis, IN then bus to Chicago, IL.2 days 5 h$236
From Los Angeles drive to Chicago.31 h 36 min$244

How long does it take to get from Los Angeles to Chicago?

It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Los Angeles to Chicago, including transfers.

Is there a direct train between Los Angeles and Chicago?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 43 h 5 min.

Is there a direct bus between Los Angeles and Chicago?

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, CA and arriving at Chicago, IL via Indianapolis, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5 h.

Operators from Los Angeles to Chicago

OperatorPhoneWebsite
LAX FlyAwayLAX FlyAway
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
DeltaDelta
Chicago Transit (CTA)Chicago Transit (CTA)
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
Virgin AmericaVirgin America
Spirit AirlinesSpirit Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Foothill TransitFoothill Transit
OmniTrans1-800-9-OMNIBUSOmniTrans
Metrolink TrainsMetrolink Trains
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
Orange County TransportationOrange County Transportation
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA