Directions from Maryland to Chicago

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Recommended option

Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 10 min

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

$107 - $421

Cheapest option

Bus via Chicago Amtrak, Il  •  21 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Chicago Amtrak, Il 4447

$72 - $195

8 alternative options

Subway to Reagan Washington, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 24 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

Fly Baltimore to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 59 min

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

$100 - $410

Fly Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 17 min

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

$75 - $361

Subway, subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the subway from SHADY GROVE station to FARRAGUT NORTH station
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IAD - ORD

$115 - $395

Bus  •  18 h 44 min

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

$73 - $190

Train via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  19 h 20 min

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

$160 - $465

Train  •  26 h 42 min

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

$122 - $375

Drive  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Baltimore to Chicago 702.5 miles

$65 - $100

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 every 2 hours. 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 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Clarksburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
20 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Maryland and Chicago is 938 km. The road distance is 1124 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Maryland to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 59 min and costs $100 - $410.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Maryland to Chicago. However, there are services departing from FAYETTE ST & CALVERT ST wb and arriving at Chicago, Il via GREENE ST & LOMBARD ST ns sb and Baltimore Downtown, Md. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Maryland to Chicago, including transfers.