• Our partners include:

  • Greyhound USA
  • VIA Rail
  • Amtrak
  • Acela Express
  • Megabus
  • SuperShuttle
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia

There are 9 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  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Muncie Ball State Univ, IN to Indianapolis, IN Muncie Ball State Univ. / ...
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL Louisville / ...

$48 - $79

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  7 h

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

$32 - $54

7 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 Station to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...

$53 - $124

Bus, train via Muncie, IN  •  8 h 5 min

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

$54 - $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 9 min

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

$89 - $266

Bus to Indianapolis, fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 45 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

Drive to Dayton, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 46 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 13 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

Questions & Answers

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

More details

The quickest way to get from Muncie to Chicago is to drive and fly which costs $85 - $270 and takes 3 h 9 min.

More details

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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Muncie to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 50 min and costs $45 - $80.

More details

It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to get from Muncie to Chicago, including transfers.

More details

Muncie to Chicago bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Muncie Ball State Univ, IN station.

More details

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

Search flights

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

More details

Chicago is 1 h behind Muncie. It is currently 1:51 PM in Muncie and 12:51 PM in Chicago.

Map of how to get from Muncie to Chicago.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 165.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 50 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 in around 6 h 50 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fort Wayne to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 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 3 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 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
57 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 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
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
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Muncie to Chicago is 227 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to drive from Muncie to Chicago.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

There are 704+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

More details