There are 11 ways to get from New Brunswick to Chicago by plane, 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 Newark to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Chicago Midway (MDW) EWR - MDW

$110 - $385

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Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from New Brunswick to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LGA - ORD

$74 - $386

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Train to Newark, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from New Brunswick to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) EWR - ORD

$105 - $406

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from New Brunswick to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) LGA - MDW

$109 - $505

Fly Trenton-Mercer to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Trenton-Mercer (TTN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) TTN - ORD

$92 - $374

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PHL - MDW

$166 - $491

Train, bus  •  16 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from New Brunswick to New York Penn Station Northeast Corridor
  2. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Djb149 / ...

$102 - $117

Bus  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from New Brunswick Downtown to New York Port Authority 100-To PABT
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il 4425

$86 - $231

Train via New York Penn Station  •  21 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from New Brunswick to New York Penn Station Northeast Corridor
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited

$127 - $381

Train  •  28 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Chicago Union Station Cardinal

$145 - $430

Drive  •  13 h 2 min

  1. Drive from New Brunswick to Chicago 786.2 miles

$75 - $120

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No, there is no direct bus from New Brunswick to Chicago. However, there are services departing from New Brunswick Downtown and arriving at Chicago Amtrak, Il via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New Brunswick to Chicago station. However, there are services departing from New Brunswick and arriving at Chicago Union Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 15 min.

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The distance between New Brunswick and Chicago is 695 miles. The road distance is 786.2 miles.

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The best way to get from New Brunswick to Chicago without a car is to train and bus which takes 16 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from New Brunswick to Chicago, including transfers.

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New Brunswick to Chicago bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from New Brunswick Downtown station.

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New Brunswick to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Trenton Transit Center station.

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The best way to get from New Brunswick to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 20 h 25 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 21 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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New Brunswick to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago Amtrak, Il station.

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Map of how to get from New Brunswick to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 695.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

What companies run services between New Brunswick, NJ, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and Porter Airlines fly from New Brunswick to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Brunswick to Chicago via New York Port Authority and New York, Ny in around 20 h 25 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Trenton-Mercer to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $480
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New Brunswick to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from New Brunswick to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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 Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $420
Room
$550 - $800
Bus operators
D&J Bus
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
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gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New Brunswick Downtown to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Book at
megabus.com
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
Bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210

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Chicago is 1 h behind New Brunswick. It is currently 5:15 PM in New Brunswick and 4:15 PM in Chicago.

New Brunswick to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Brunswick to Chicago is 786 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 2 min to drive from New Brunswick to Chicago.

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Delta, Porter Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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