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

Recommended option

Fly Miami to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 18 min

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

$72 - $460

Cheapest option

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 19 min

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

$62 - $342

8 alternative options

Fly Miami to Chicago Midway  •  6 h 34 min

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

$137 - $609

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway  •  6 h

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

$117 - $451

Train to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  7 h 40 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

$219 - $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 Amtrak Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited

$252 - $762

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  2 days 0 h

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

$272 - $792

Drive  •  22 h 38 min

  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 $60 - $350 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Miami to Chicago is to fly which costs $70 - $460 and takes 5 h 18 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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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Miami to Chicago, including transfers.

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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 Amtrak via Miami Amtrak and Washington Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 3 min.

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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 every 30 minutes. 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 Miami to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Miami to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Miami to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Miami to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 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 Orlando
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $700
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $700
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Miami to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 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 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $480
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Miami Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
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 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 Miami Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22 h 26 min
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 to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
23 h 41 min
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
13 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Megabus
Greyhound USA
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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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