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

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Fly Miami to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 26m

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

$69 - $457

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Fly Miami to Chicago Midway  •  6h 39m

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

$134 - $606

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway  •  6h 9m

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) FLL - MDW

$124 - $461

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) FLL - ORD

$69 - $352

Train to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 58m

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

$99 - $466

Bus La Cubana  •  31h 35m

  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  •  33h

  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  •  43h 3m

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

$252 - $752

Train via Alexandria Amtrak Station  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Miami Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal

$272 - $792

Drive  •  22h 38m

  1. Drive from Miami to Chicago 1384.4 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Miami to Chicago is to fly which costs $65 - $360 and takes 6h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Miami to Chicago is to fly which costs $65 - $460 and takes 5h 26m.

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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 33h.

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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 Station and Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43h 3m.

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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 31h 35m and costs $220 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5h 26m 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, arrive at Miami Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Miami to Chicago is to fly which takes 5h 26m and costs $65 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $220 - $250 and takes 31h 35m, you could also train, which costs $250 - $750 and takes 43h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Miami to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 1197.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 26m

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and three 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 31h 35m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Miami to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Miami to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Miami to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Miami to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Miami to Chicago Midway via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Tampa
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $700
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $700
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Miami to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Miami to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $1,600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $480
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Train operators
Brightline
Phone
+1 305-521-4800
Email
guestservices@gobrightline.com
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from Miami to West Palm Beach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Book at
Brightline
SmartPlus
$16 - $23
Smart
$12 - $17
Select
$36 - $42
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 Miami Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
22h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $390
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $440
Room
$600 - $850
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
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 Miami Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $440
Room
$550 - $850
Train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
23h 41m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Bus operators
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Miami Beach, FL to Atlanta, GA
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.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 Miami, Fl to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180

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The quickest flight from Miami Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 18m.

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

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Chicago is 1h behind Miami. It is currently 2:19 AM in Miami and 1:19 AM 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 22h 38m to drive from Miami to Chicago.

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United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Miami Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 776+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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