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There are 11 ways to get from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) by plane, bus, subway, train, night bus or car

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Fly Louisville to Chicago O'Hare  •  2h 57m

  1. Fly from Louisville (SDF) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SDF - ORD

$102 - $233

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Chicago, Il 1196 / ...

$35 - $84

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Bus to Lexington, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY
  2. Fly from Lexington (LEX) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LEX - ORD

$219 - $660

Bus to Indianapolis, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IND - ORD

$80 - $234

Bus to Covington, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh
  2. Fly from Covington (CVG) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CVG - ORD

$73 - $358

Fly Louisville to Chicago Midway, subway  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Louisville (SDF) to Chicago Midway (MDW) SDF - MDW
  2. Take the subway from Jackson-Blue to O'Hare

$156 - $252

Bus Megabus  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Chicago

$43 - $58

Bus, train  •  10h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
  2. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...

$55 - $127

Bus, train via Louisville, KY  •  10h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN Louisville
  2. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...

$76 - $148

Night bus  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the night bus from Louisville, Ky to Chicago, Il 1190

$35 - $84

Drive  •  5h 19m

  1. Drive from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) 315.5 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to fly which costs $100 - $240 and takes 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). However, there are services departing from Louisville, KY and arriving at Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport via Canal & Polk and Union Station, Jackson & Canal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 6m.

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The distance between Louisville and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 283 miles. The road distance is 315.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) without a car is to bus which takes 7h 51m and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 2h 57m to get from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), including transfers.

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Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Louisville, KY station.

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The best way to get from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to fly which takes 2h 57m and costs $100 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $85 and takes 7h 51m.

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The quickest flight from Louisville Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Chicago station.

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Map of how to get from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).
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  • Distance: 282.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 57m

What companies run services between Louisville, KY, USA and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) every 2 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 7h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Flights from Lexington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Covington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Flights from Lexington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Covington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from Covington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Louisville to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
hoosierride.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Chicago
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
megabus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Louisville, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Louisville, Ky to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80

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More Questions & Answers

Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 1h behind Louisville. It is currently 4:54 AM in Louisville and 3:54 AM in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).

Yes, the driving distance between Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 316 miles. It takes approximately 5h 19m to drive from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).

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

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There are 261+ hotels available in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Louisville to Louisville Airport is to line 02 bus which takes 27m and costs $1 - $3.

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