There are 8 ways to get from Muncie to Chicago by bus, train, 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

Bus via Lafayette, IN  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Muncie Ball State Univ, IN to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN
  3. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il

$50 - $94

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Muncie, IN to Indianapolis, IN Muncie
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago

$32 - $54

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Muncie Ball State Univ, IN to Indianapolis, IN Muncie Ball State Univ. / ...
  2. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Hoosier State / ...

$53 - $124

Drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Muncie to Chicago 227 miles

$22 - $35

Drive to Fort Wayne, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Muncie to Fort Wayne
  2. Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) FWA - ORD

$89 - $266

Drive to Dayton, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Muncie to Dayton
  2. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DAY - ORD

$120 - $226

Bus to Indianapolis, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Muncie Ball State Univ, IN to Indianapolis Airport
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IND - ORD

$81 - $242

Bus to Indianapolis, fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Muncie Ball State Univ, IN to Indianapolis Airport
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago Midway (MDW) IND - MDW

$96 - $291

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Muncie to Chicago is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Muncie to Chicago is to drive and fly which costs $85 - $270 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Muncie and Chicago is 166 miles. The road distance is 227 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Muncie to Chicago, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Muncie to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Muncie Ball State Univ, IN and arriving at Chicago, Il via Indianapolis, IN and Lafayette. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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Muncie to Chicago bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Indianapolis Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Muncie to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 165.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

What companies run services between Muncie, IN, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Muncie to Chicago via Indianapolis, IN, Lafayette, IN, and Lafayette in around 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fort Wayne to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fort Wayne to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Muncie Ball State Univ, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $25
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hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Muncie, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Muncie Ball State Univ, IN to Indianapolis Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Book at
hoosierride.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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