There are 10 ways to get from Manhattan to Chicago by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway  •  4h 16m

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

$102 - $7,515

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Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare  •  4h 36m

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

$42 - $305

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Fly Newark to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 5m

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

$70 - $360

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

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

$83 - $324

Bus to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Lehigh Valley International Airport Trans Bridge Bus Stop
  2. Fly from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ABE - ORD

$98 - $389

Train to White Plains, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 36m

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

$84 - $377

Bus via East Broadway  •  15h 21m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Wdt 205

$63 - $123

Bus  •  18h 25m

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

$85 - $120

Train  •  20h 19m

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

$98 - $143

Drive  •  13h 9m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Chicago 801.7 miles

$75 - $120

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Questions & Answers

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 - $7,500 and takes 4h 16m.

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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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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to Chicago station. However, there are services departing from 86 St and arriving at Chicago Union Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 19m.

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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 via East Broadway which takes 15h 21m and costs $60 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4h 16m 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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Manhattan to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Chicago is to fly which takes 4h 16m and costs $100 - $7,500. Alternatively, you can bus via East Broadway, which costs $60 - $130 and takes 15h 21m, you could also train, which costs $95 - $150 and takes 20h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 716.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 16m

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Manhattan to Chicago every 2 hours. Alternatively, D&W Bus operates a bus from New York to Chicago, IL 3 times a week. Tickets cost $90 - $120 and the journey takes 14h. Bus Ticket Inc. also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,700
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Train operators
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Harlem-125th St. to White Plains
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $20
Schedules at
mta.info
At Station Off-Peak
$8 - $11
Onboard Off-Peak
$16
At Station Peak
$11 - $14
Onboard-Peak
$18 - $20
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 New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Bus operators
Trans-bridge Lines
Phone
+1 610-868-6001
Email
webmaster@transbridgelines.com
Website
transbridgelines.com
Bus from New York to Lehigh Valley International Airport Trans Bridge Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com
D&W Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Bus Ticket Inc.
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Allen St. to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Book at
gotobus.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 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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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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

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Chicago is 1h behind Manhattan. It is currently 5:59 AM in Manhattan and 4:59 AM in Chicago.

Manhattan to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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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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Southwest Airlines offers flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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Book your Manhattan to Chicago bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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