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There are 11 ways to get from Manhattan to Chicago by plane, train, bus 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 New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LGA - ORD

$67 - $375

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Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway  •  4h 30m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) LGA - MDW

$102 - $494

Fly Newark to Chicago Midway  •  4h 30m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Chicago Midway (MDW) EWR - MDW

$109 - $381

Fly Newark to Chicago O'Hare  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) EWR - ORD

$104 - $402

Fly New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) JFK - ORD

$85 - $403

Train to White Plains, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Harlem-125th St. to White Plains
  2. Fly from White Plains (HPN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) HPN - ORD

$213 - $675

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PHL - MDW

$217 - $654

Bus D&J Bus  •  15h 26m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Djb149 / ...

$95 - $106

Bus Greyhound USA  •  18h 25m

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il 4425

$85 - $120

Train  •  20h 18m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited

$123 - $373

Drive  •  13h 9m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Chicago 801.7 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Chicago is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Chicago is to fly which costs $100 - $390 and takes 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, Ny and arriving at Chicago Amtrak, Il. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18h 25m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Chicago is 716 miles. The road distance is 801.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 15h 26m and costs $95 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Manhattan to Chicago, including transfers.

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Manhattan to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Chicago is to fly which takes 4h 38m and costs $65 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $110 and takes 15h 26m, you could also train, which costs $120 - $380 and takes 20h 18m.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 716.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 38m

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

United Airlines, Spirit Airlines and two other airlines fly from Manhattan to Chicago every 30 minutes. Alternatively, D&J Bus operates a bus from Manhattan to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $90 and the journey takes 14h. Wanda Coach also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Akron
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Train operators
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Harlem-125th St. to White Plains
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$8 - $10
Off-peak onboard
$14 - $16
Onboard
$12 - $17
At station
$7 - $12
Amtrak Acela Express

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 New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Bus operators
D&J Bus
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.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 New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $190

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Chicago is 1h behind Manhattan. It is currently 6:54 AM in Manhattan and 5:54 AM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Chicago is 802 miles. It takes approximately 13h 9m to drive from Manhattan to Chicago.

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Spirit Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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Book your Manhattan to Chicago bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $17.

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