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There are 9 ways to get from Maryland to Chicago by plane, subway, 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.

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Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DCA - MDW

$107 - $421

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Bus  •  18 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Chicago, Il 1607 / ...

$72 - $185

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Fly Baltimore to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BWI - MDW

$100 - $410

Fly Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BWI - ORD

$75 - $361

Subway to Reagan Washington, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the subway from SILVER SPRING station to GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DCA - ORD

$102 - $372

Line 74 bus, subway, subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the line 74 bus from Great Seneca Hwy & Dawson Farm Rd to Shady Grove Station & Bay C - East
  2. Take the subway from SHADY GROVE station to FARRAGUT NORTH station
  3. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  4. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IAD - ORD

$115 - $395

Train via Washington Union Station  •  19 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited

$160 - $465

Train  •  26 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal

$122 - $375

Drive  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Baltimore to Chicago 702.5 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Maryland to Chicago is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maryland to Chicago is to fly which costs $100 - $410 and takes 4 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Maryland to Chicago. However, there are services departing from GREENE ST & LOMBARD ST ns sb and arriving at Chicago, Il via Baltimore Downtown, Md. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Maryland station to Chicago station. However, there are services departing from Baltimore Penn Station and arriving at Chicago Union Station via Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 20 min.

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The distance between Maryland and Chicago is 586 miles. The road distance is 702.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Maryland to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 16 min and costs $70 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Maryland to Chicago, including transfers.

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Maryland to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Baltimore Downtown, Md station.

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Maryland to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Baltimore Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Maryland to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 15 min and costs $100 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $190 and takes 18 h 16 min, you could also train, which costs $160 - $470 and takes 19 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Maryland to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 586.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between Maryland, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Silver Spring to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Baltimore to Chicago twice daily. Tickets cost $70 - $180 and the journey takes 17 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Clarksburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Staunton
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Richmond
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from SILVER SPRING station to GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from SHADY GROVE station to FARRAGUT NORTH station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
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 Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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 Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
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
Montgomery County MD Ride On
Website
montgomerycountymd.gov
Bus from Great Seneca Hwy & Dawson Farm Rd to Shady Grove Station & Bay C - East
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
montgomerycountymd.gov
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 Baltimore Downtown, Md to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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

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Chicago is 1 h behind Maryland. It is currently 10:14 AM in Maryland and 9:14 AM in Chicago.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Maryland to Chicago is 702 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 33 min to drive from Maryland to Chicago.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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