There are 5 ways to get from Memphis to Chicago by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MEM - MDW

$114 - $606

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, TN to Chicago, IL via St Louis / ...

$50 - $150

3 alternative options

Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MEM - ORD

$104 - $427

Train  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Memphis Central Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak City Of New Orleans

$75 - $220

Drive  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Memphis to Chicago 535.2 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Memphis to Chicago is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 8 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Memphis to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 50 min and costs $110 - $650.

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The distance between Memphis and Chicago is 777 km. The road distance is 856 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Memphis to Chicago, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Memphis, TN and arriving at Chicago, IL. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Memphis Central Station and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 35 min.

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What companies run services between Memphis, TN, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Memphis to Chicago twice daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Memphis to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $220 and the journey takes 10 h 35 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Memphis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Memphis to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Memphis to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Memphis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Memphis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Memphis Central Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Memphis, Tn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150

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