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There are 10 ways to get from Montreal to Chicago by plane, night bus, 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.

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Fly Montreal to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 41 min

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

$134 - $447

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Bus  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Montreal to Toronto, ON 3 stops / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL 5515 / ...

$80 - $168

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

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

$188 - $531

Fly Montreal to Chicago Midway  •  6 h 31 min

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

$104 - $376

Train to Ottawa, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  8 h 4 min

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

$224 - $651

Fly Montreal to South Bend, bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to South Bend (SBN) YUL - SBN
  2. Take the bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il

$197 - $1,337

Train via Toronto  •  16 h 23 min

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

$189 - $393

Train  •  23 h 11 min

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

$154 - $427

Bus, night bus  •  19 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Montreal to Toronto, ON 3 stops / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Toronto, On to Chicago Amtrak, Il 5531

$85 - $178

Drive  •  14 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to Chicago 850.9 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Chicago is to bus which costs $100 - $220 and takes 17 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Montreal to Chicago is to fly which costs $170 - $600 and takes 5 h 41 min.

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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 via Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 30 min.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 11 min.

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The distance between Montreal and Chicago is 1197 km. The road distance is 1361.4 km.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 30 min and costs $100 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min 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, arrive at Montreal Central Station.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Chicago is to fly which takes 5 h 41 min and costs $170 - $600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $240 - $550 and takes 16 h 23 min, you could also bus, which costs $100 - $220 and takes 17 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Montreal to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 748.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

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, Windsor, and Detroit Amtrak in around 16 h 23 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Montreal to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Montreal to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Montreal to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Montreal to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Montreal to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,800
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Montreal to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Montreal to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Montreal to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $90
Business
$65 - $95
Train from Montréal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$55 - $75
Economy
$75 - $110
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Business
$130 - $180
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $90
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$100 - $140
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 to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Montreal Central Station to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Train from Schenectady Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
15 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$440 - $650
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
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Night bus from Toronto, On to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Megabus Canada
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130

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The quickest flight from Montreal Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 32 min.

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Montreal to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Chicago, IL station.

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Chicago is 1 h behind Montreal. It is currently 9:50 AM in Montreal and 8:50 AM 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 1361 km. It takes approximately 14 h 41 min to drive from Montreal to Chicago.

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

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There are 576+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Montreal Airport is to line 747 bus which takes 21 min and costs $4.

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