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There are 8 ways to get from Montreal to Chicago by plane, car, train, rideshare, shuttle or bus

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Fly Montreal to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 50m

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

$175 - $443

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Drive to Burlington, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 17m

  1. Drive from Montreal to Burlington
  2. Fly from Burlington (BTV) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BTV - ORD

$115 - $404

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Fly Montreal to Chicago Midway  •  6h 51m

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

$185 - $563

Train to Ottawa, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  7h 42m

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

$132 - $571

Train via Toronto  •  16h 16m

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

$192 - $412

Train  •  24h 24m

  1. Take the train from St-Lambert Amtrak Station to Schenectady Adirondack
  2. Take the train from Schenectady to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited

$126 - $181

Rideshare, shuttle, bus  •  21h 45m

  1. Take the rideshare from Montreal to Toronto
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto, ON - Pearson International Airport to Windsor, ON - Holiday Inn Ambassador Bridge
  3. Take the bus from Detroit to Chicago

$131 - $152

Drive  •  14h 42m

  1. Drive from Montreal to Chicago 852.3 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Chicago is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 14h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Montreal to Chicago is to drive and fly which costs $140 - $550 and takes 5h 17m.

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The distance between Montreal and Chicago is 748 miles. The road distance is 852.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Chicago without a car is to train which takes 24h 24m and costs $150 - $230.

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It takes approximately 5h 50m to get from Montreal to Chicago, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Chicago is to fly which takes 5h 50m and costs $220 - $600. Alternatively, you can train via Toronto, which costs $240 - $550 and takes 16h 16m.

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The quickest flight from Montreal Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 33m.

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Chicago is 1h behind Montreal. It is currently 6:21 PM in Montreal and 5:21 PM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Montreal to Chicago is 852 miles. It takes approximately 14h 42m to drive from Montreal to Chicago.

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

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  • Distance: 748.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 50m

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

Air Canada, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Montreal to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Montreal to Chicago via Toronto Union Station, Windsor, and Detroit in around 16h 16m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $470
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $450
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $450
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $450
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $410
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $410
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $410
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Montreal to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Montreal to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $390
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$24 - $40
Business
$70 - $85
Economy
$46 - $49
EconomyPlus
$60 - $85
Train from Montréal to Toronto Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $200
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$55 - $75
Business
$110 - $150
Economy
$85 - $100
EconomyPlus
$140 - $200
Train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$40 - $55
Business
$90 - $120
Economy
$65 - $75
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
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 to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from St-Lambert Amtrak Station to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Schenectady to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
15h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $250
Business Seat
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Robert Q Airbus
Phone
(519) 679-2707
Email
courier@robertq.com
Website
reservation.robertq.com
Shuttle from Toronto, ON - Pearson International Airport to Windsor, ON - Holiday Inn Ambassador Bridge
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
reservation.robertq.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 Detroit to Chicago
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
Other operators
Ridesharing.com
Website
ridesharing.com
Rideshare from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
ridesharing.com

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