Travel from New-Jersey to Chicago

Train, bus or fly from New Jersey to Chicago?

Southwest Airlines, Porter Airlines and Delta fly from Elizabeth to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Newark to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $200 and the journey takes 18 h 26 min.

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How to get from New Jersey to Chicago

ModeDurationPrice
From East Jersey St At East Scott Pl line 62 bus to Newark airport, fly to Chicago Midway airport, then subway to Chicago.4 h 1 min$164
From East Jersey St At East Scott Pl line 62 bus to Newark airport, fly to Chicago O'Hare airport, then subway to Chicago.4 h 30 min$145
From Journal Square train to 34 St - Herald Sq, subway to Roosevelt Av/74 St, bus to New York La Guardia airport, fly to Chicago Midway airport, then subway to Chicago.4 h 57 min$205
From Journal Square train to 34 St - Herald Sq, subway to Roosevelt Av/74 St, bus to New York La Guardia airport, fly to Chicago O'Hare airport, then subway to Chicago.5 h 13 min$126
From Trenton Transit Center Amtrak train to 30th Street Station, train to Philadelphia airport, fly to Chicago Midway airport, then subway to Chicago.4 h 41 min$277
From Newark, NJ bus to Chicago, IL.18 h 26 min$78
From Newark Penn Station Amtrak train to New York Penn Station then train to Chicago Union Station Amtrak.20 h 21 min$300
From Newark Penn Station Amtrak train to Chicago Union Station Amtrak.27 h 55 min$310
From Newark drive to Chicago.12 h 51 min$93

How long does it take to get from New Jersey to Chicago?

It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from New Jersey to Chicago, including transfers.

Is there a direct train between New Jersey and Chicago?

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.

Is there a direct bus between New Jersey and Chicago?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newark, NJ and arriving at Chicago, IL. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 h 26 min.

Operators from New Jersey to Chicago

OperatorPhoneWebsite
NJ TransitNJ Transit
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
Porter AirlinesPorter Airlines
DeltaDelta
Chicago Transit (CTA)Chicago Transit (CTA)
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
Air CanadaAir Canada
Port Authority NYNJPort Authority NYNJ
New York City Transit (MTA)New York City Transit (MTA)
Spirit AirlinesSpirit Airlines
Amtrak Northeast Regional+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak Northeast Regional
SEPTASEPTA
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA
Amtrak Acela Express+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak Acela Express
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
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    New Jersey to Chicago:

    1. Trip:
      1 Fly Newark to Chicago Midway
      • One-Way approx: USD $92 - $366
      • Duration: 4 h 1 min
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      2 Fly Newark to Chicago O'Hare
      • One-Way approx: USD $87 - $387
      • Duration: 4 h 30 min
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      3 Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway
      • One-Way approx: USD $105 - $497
      • Duration: 4 h 57 min
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      4 Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
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      5 Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway
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      7 Train via New York Penn Station
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