There are 11 ways to get from Montreal to Chicago by plane, night bus, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly Montreal to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) YUL - ORD

$155 - $372

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Bus  •  19h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Montreal to Toronto, ON Montreal
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street Toronto

$79 - $133

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Fly Montreal to Chicago Midway  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) YUL - MDW

$115 - $462

Night bus to Burlington, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the night bus from Montreal, Pq to Burlington Arpt, Vt
  2. Fly from Burlington (BTV) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BTV - ORD

$159 - $729

Train to Ottawa, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Ottawa
  2. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) YOW - ORD

$230 - $415

Bus to Ogdensburg, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Montreal to Brockville
  2. Fly from Ogdensburg (OGS) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) OGS - ORD

$121 - $443

Fly Montreal to South Bend, train  •  9h 43m

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to South Bend (SBN) YUL - SBN
  2. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Van Buren St.

$285 - $571

Train via Toronto  •  16h 29m

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  3. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station

$177 - $319

Train  •  23h 15m

  1. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station Adirondack
  2. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited

$124 - $173

Rideshare, night bus  •  18h 51m

  1. Take the rideshare from Montreal to Toronto
  2. Take the night bus from Toronto, On to Chicago Amtrak, Il 5531

$88 - $113

Drive  •  14h 47m

  1. Drive from Montreal to Chicago 853.1 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Chicago is to bus which costs $100 - $180 and takes 19h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Montreal to Chicago is to fly which costs $200 - $550 and takes 5h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Montreal to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Montreal and arriving at Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street via Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Montreal station to Chicago station. However, there are services departing from Montreal Central Station and arriving at Chicago Union Station via Schenectady Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 15m.

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The distance between Montreal and Chicago is 748 miles. The road distance is 853.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 19h 20m and costs $100 - $180.

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It takes approximately 5h 39m to get from Montreal to Chicago, including transfers.

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Montreal to Chicago bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, depart from Montreal station.

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Montreal to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Montreal Central Station.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Chicago is to fly which takes 5h 39m and costs $200 - $550. Alternatively, you can train via Toronto, which costs $230 - $430 and takes 16h 29m, you could also bus, which costs $100 - $180 and takes 19h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Montreal to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 748.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 39m

What companies run services between Montreal, QC, Canada and Chicago, IL, USA?

Air Canada, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Montreal to Chicago every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Montreal to Chicago via Toronto, Windsor, and Detroit Amtrak Station in around 16h 29m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $380
Flights from Ogdensburg to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Ogdensburg to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Montreal to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Montreal to South Bend via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $380
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $390
Flights from Montreal to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Flights from Montreal to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Montreal to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Montreal to South Bend via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Montreal to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Montreal to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$23 - $45
Economy
$40 - $65
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$65 - $90
Train from Montréal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$50 - $75
Economy
$75 - $110
EconomyPlus
$95 - $140
Business
$120 - $180
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$35 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$95 - $140
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
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 Detroit Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Montreal Central Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Schenectady Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
15h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $250
Business Seat
$180 - $250
Bus operators
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
Night bus from Montreal, Pq to Burlington Arpt, Vt
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Night bus from Toronto, On to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $80
Flexible
$85 - $130
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Montreal to Brockville
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Book at
megabus.ca
Bus from Montreal to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
megabus.ca
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$60 - $85
Online Fare
$45 - $65
Advanced Purchase
$50 - $80
Standard Fare
$75 - $85
Refundable
$85 - $95
Other operators
Ridesharing.com
Website
ridesharing.com
Rideshare from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
ridesharing.com

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The quickest flight from Montreal Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Montreal to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street station.

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Chicago is 1h behind Montreal. It is currently 6:42 PM in Montreal and 5:42 PM in Chicago.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Montreal to Chicago is 853 miles. It takes approximately 14h 47m to drive from Montreal to Chicago.

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American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and Air Canada offer flights from Montreal Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 476+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Montreal Airport is to line 747 bus which takes 28 min and costs $3 - $10.

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