There are 12 ways to get from New Jersey to Chicago by plane, train, subway, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Newark to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 3 min

  1. EWR - MDW

$92 - $366

Cheapest option

Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 7 min

  1. LGA - ORD

$70 - $378

10 alternative options

Fly Newark to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 23 min

  1. EWR - ORD

$87 - $387

Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 55 min

  1. LGA - MDW

$105 - $497

Fly Trenton-Mercer to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 23 min

  1. TTN - ORD

$86 - $359

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 49 min

  1. PHL - MDW

$208 - $620

Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 30 min

  1. BWI - MDW

$174 - $599

Bus D&J Bus  •  16 h 12 min

  1. Djb149 / ...

$99 - $112

Bus Greyhound USA  •  19 h 55 min

  1. 4425

$89 - $227

Train via New York Penn Station  •  20 h 21 min

  1. Lake Shore Limited

$150 - $409

Train  •  27 h 55 min

  1. Cardinal

$140 - $430

Drive  •  12 h 51 min

  1. 783.8 miles

$75 - $120

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

Southwest Airlines, Porter Airlines and Delta fly from Elizabeth to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, D&J Bus operates a bus from Newark to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $90 and the journey takes 14 h. Wanda Coach also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 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
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Akron
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Rochester
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Trenton-Mercer to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $480
Train operators
Port Authority NYNJ
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 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 Newark Penn Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $430
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
Book at
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between New Jersey and Chicago is 1127 km. The road distance is 1254 km.

The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to Chicago is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 12 h 51 min.

The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 23 min and costs $85 - $360.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newark Penn Station Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 27 h 55 min.

No, there is no direct bus from New Jersey to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Newark, Nj and arriving at Chicago Amtrak, Il via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from New Jersey to Chicago, including transfers.