There are 6 ways to get from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) by plane, bus, subway, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Louisville to Chicago O'Hare  •  2 h 53 min

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

$102 - $233

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Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Chicago, Il 1188 / ...

$35 - $84

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Bus to Lexington, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 14 min

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

$219 - $660

Fly Louisville to Chicago Midway, subway  •  3 h 59 min

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

$156 - $252

Bus, train  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN - Amtrak 8251 / ...
  2. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...

$71 - $141

Drive  •  5 h 19 min

  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 5 h 19 min.

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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 2 h 53 min.

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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 7 h 15 min and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), including transfers.

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The best way to get from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to fly which takes 2 h 53 min and costs $100 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $85 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Louisville Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 26 min.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 1 h behind Louisville. It is currently 11:45 PM in Louisville and 10:45 PM in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).

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

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

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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: 2 h 53 min

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) hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 6 h 25 min. Hoosier Ride also services this route once daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Flights from Lexington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Flights from Lexington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Louisville to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Louisville to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from Lexington to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
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
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
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hoosierride.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
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hoosierride.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
hoosierride.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 Louisville, Ky to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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There are 250+ hotels available in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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

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