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

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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Train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Centralia Amtrak to Homewood Amtrak City Of New Orleans / ...

$129 - $210

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Mt Vernon, Il to Chicago, Il 1162

$51 - $123

8 alternative options

Bus, train  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Mt Vernon, Il to Champaign, Il 1162
  2. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Illini / ...

$71 - $163

Drive  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Mount Vernon to Chicago 279.5 miles

$27 - $40

Drive to Evansville, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Mount Vernon to Evansville
  2. Fly from Evansville (EVV) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) EVV - ORD

$171 - $668

Bus to St. Louis, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Mt Vernon, Il to St Louis, Mo
  2. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) STL - MDW

$152 - $357

Bus to St. Louis, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Mt Vernon, Il to St Louis, Mo
  2. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) STL - ORD

$117 - $298

Drive to Paducah, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Mount Vernon to Paducah
  2. Fly from Paducah (PAH) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) PAH - ORD

$112 - $359

Drive to Springfield, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Mount Vernon to Springfield
  2. Fly from Springfield (SPI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SPI - ORD

$102 - $367

Train to Champaign, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Centralia Amtrak to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak
  2. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMI - ORD

$239 - $625

Questions & Answers

The distance between Mount Vernon and Chicago is 256 miles. The road distance is 279.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Mount Vernon to Chicago without a car is to train which takes 5 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Mount Vernon to Chicago, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Mount Vernon to Chicago is to train which takes 5 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Evansville Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 23 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mount Vernon to Chicago is 280 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to drive from Mount Vernon to Chicago.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Evansville Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 580+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mount Vernon to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 256.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

What companies run services between Mount Vernon, IL, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Mount Vernon to Chicago 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 31 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Mount Vernon to Chicago every 3 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 10 h 30 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Evansville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Paducah to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Paducah to Chicago O'Hare via Cape Girardeau
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Springfield to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Evansville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare via Decatur
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Train operators
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Centralia Amtrak to Homewood Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Centralia Amtrak to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Mt Vernon, Il to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Mt Vernon, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Mt Vernon, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35

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