There are 9 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 30 min

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

$125 - $205

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 34 min

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

$51 - $123

7 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 Amtrak Illini / ...

$71 - $163

Drive  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Mount Vernon to Chicago 279.5 miles

$27 - $40

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

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

Drive to Paducah, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 1 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 28 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 30 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 cheapest way to get from Mount Vernon to Chicago is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mount Vernon to Chicago is to drive and fly which costs $170 - $700 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Mount Vernon to Chicago, including transfers.

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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
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Evansville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Paducah to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Springfield to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Evansville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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 Amtrak
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
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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