There are 9 ways to get from Miami to Chicago by bus, plane, 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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Bus to Fort Lauderdale, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami, FL - Holiday Inn to Fort Lauderdale Airport
  2. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) FLL - MDW

$161 - $493

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Fly Miami to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MIA - ORD

$69 - $457

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Bus to Fort Lauderdale, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami, FL - Holiday Inn to Fort Lauderdale Airport
  2. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) FLL - ORD

$106 - $384

Fly Miami to Chicago Midway  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MIA - MDW

$134 - $606

Train to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from MetroRail Transfer Station to West Palm Beach Station
  2. Fly from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach (PBI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) PBI - ORD

$93 - $458

Bus La Cubana  •  31 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami Beach, FL to Atlanta, GA Atlanta route
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chicago

$224 - $249

Bus Greyhound USA  •  32 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami, Fl to Atlanta, Ga 1154
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Chicago, Il 1196 / ...

$137 - $352

Train  •  43 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Miami Amtrak to Washington Union Station Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited

$252 - $762

Drive  •  22 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Miami to Chicago 1384.4 miles

$130 - $200

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No, there is no direct bus from Miami to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Nw 6 St & 1 Av and arriving at Chicago, Il via Miami, Fl and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Miami to Chicago station. However, there are services departing from Government Ctr.Stat.Rail Northbound and arriving at Chicago Union Station via Miami Amtrak and Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 3 min.

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The distance between Miami and Chicago is 1197 miles. The road distance is 1384.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Miami to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 31 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Miami to Chicago, including transfers.

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Miami to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Miami, Fl station.

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Miami to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Miami Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Miami to Chicago is to fly which takes 5 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 31 h 35 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 43 h 3 min.

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The quickest flight from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Miami to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 1197.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

What companies run services between Miami, FL, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Miami to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Miami to Chicago via Washington Av & 13 St, Miami Beach, FL, Atlanta, GA, Doraville Station, Civic Center Station, and Marta Civic Center Station - Nb in around 31 h 35 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Miami to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Miami to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Miami to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Miami to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from Miami to Chicago O'Hare via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from Miami to Chicago O'Hare via Tampa
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from Miami to Chicago O'Hare via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $700
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Miami to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Miami to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $1,600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Train operators
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Miami Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
22 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $390
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Room
$600 - $850
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
Bus operators
Javax Bus
Phone
407-299-6360
Email
info@floridatransportation.net
Website
javaxbus.com
Bus from Miami, FL - Holiday Inn to Fort Lauderdale Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
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La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Miami Beach, FL to Atlanta, GA
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Megabus
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 Miami, Fl to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180

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Chicago is 1 h behind Miami. It is currently 8:36 PM in Miami and 7:36 PM in Chicago.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Miami to Chicago is 1384 miles. It takes approximately 22 h 38 min to drive from Miami to Chicago.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 580+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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