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There are 5 ways to get from Manhattan to Chicago by plane, shuttle, 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 Manhattan to Chicago O'Hare  •  2h 47m

  1. Fly from Manhattan (MHK) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MHK - ORD

$201 - $739

Cheapest option

Shuttle, bus  •  15h 15m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Manhattan, KS to Topeka, KS
  2. Take the bus from Topeka, Ks to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il

$111 - $219

3 alternative options

Shuttle to Kansas City, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5h 40m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Manhattan, KS to Kansas City International Airport, MO
  2. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MCI - MDW

$216 - $396

Shuttle, bus, train  •  11h 40m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Manhattan, KS to Topeka, KS
  2. Take the bus from Topeka, Ks to Kansas City, Mo
  3. Take the train from Kansas City Union Station to Chicago Union Station

$130 - $276

Drive  •  10h 34m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Chicago 650.2 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Chicago is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Chicago is to fly which costs $200 - $750 and takes 2h 47m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Chicago is 508 miles. The road distance is 650.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Chicago without a car is to shuttle and bus and train which takes 11h 40m and costs $130 - $280.

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It takes approximately 2h 47m to get from Manhattan to Chicago, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manhattan Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 48m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Chicago is 650 miles. It takes approximately 10h 34m to drive from Manhattan to Chicago.

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American Airlines offers flights from Manhattan Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 763+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Manhattan Airport is to taxi which takes 11m and costs $29 - $35.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 507.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 47m

What companies run services between Manhattan, KS, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

American Airlines flies from Manhattan to Chicago twice daily.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Manhattan to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
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 Kansas City Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Bus operators
KCI RoadRunner
Website
kciroadrunner.com
Shuttle from Manhattan, KS to Kansas City International Airport, MO
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Schedules at
arivalshuttle.com
Shuttle from Manhattan, KS to Topeka, KS
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$46 - $50
Schedules at
arivalshuttle.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 Topeka, Ks to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Topeka, Ks to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85

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