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There are 6 ways to get from Lubbock to Chicago by plane, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Lubbock (LBB) to Chicago Midway (MDW) LBB - MDW

$341 - $1,326

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Bus  •  28 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Lubbock, Tx to Amarillo, Tx 7310 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amarillo, Tx to Chicago, Il 1364

$118 - $301

4 alternative options

Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Lubbock (LBB) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LBB - ORD

$281 - $1,227

Fly to South Bend, bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Lubbock (LBB) to South Bend (SBN) LBB - SBN
  2. Take the bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il

$494 - $2,057

Bus, train  •  30 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Lubbock, Tx to Ft Worth, Tx 7311 / ...
  2. Take the train from Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station Texas Eagle

$166 - $475

Drive  •  18 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Lubbock to Chicago 1180.2 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Lubbock to Chicago is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 18 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lubbock to Chicago is to fly which costs $340 - $1,400 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lubbock to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Lubbock, Tx and arriving at Chicago, Il via Amarillo, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 25 min.

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The distance between Lubbock and Chicago is 970 miles. The road distance is 1180.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Lubbock to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 25 min and costs $110 - $310.

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Lubbock to Chicago, including transfers.

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Lubbock to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Lubbock, Tx station.

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The best way to get from Lubbock to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 56 min and costs $340 - $1,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $310 and takes 28 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Lubbock Airport to Chicago Midway Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Lubbock to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 969.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 56 min

What companies run services between Lubbock, TX, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Lubbock to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lubbock to Chicago via Amarillo, Tx in around 28 h 25 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Lubbock to Chicago Midway via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Lubbock to Chicago Midway via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Lubbock to Chicago Midway via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Lubbock to Chicago Midway via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Lubbock to Chicago Midway via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from Lubbock to Chicago Midway via Dallas, Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Lubbock to Chicago Midway via Dallas, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Lubbock to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Lubbock to Chicago O'Hare via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Lubbock to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Des Moines
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Lubbock to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Bloomington
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Lubbock to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Lubbock to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Lubbock to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Lubbock to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Lubbock to Chicago O'Hare via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Lubbock to South Bend via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Lubbock to South Bend via Houston, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
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 Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
23 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
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 South Bend, In to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Lubbock, Tx to Amarillo, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Amarillo, Tx to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
25 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $170
Flexible
$190 - $260
Bus from Lubbock, Tx to Ft Worth, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $85

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Yes, the driving distance between Lubbock to Chicago is 1180 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 46 min to drive from Lubbock to Chicago.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Lubbock Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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Book your Lubbock to Chicago bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 576+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lubbock to Lubbock Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $18 - $23.

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