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There are 11 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 17 min

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

$92 - $366

Cheapest option

Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 9th Street
  2. Take the subway from W 4 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LGA - ORD

$70 - $378

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Fly Newark to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) EWR - ORD

$87 - $387

Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 9th Street
  2. Take the subway from W 4 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) LGA - MDW

$105 - $497

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 54 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

$161 - $481

Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BWI - MDW

$174 - $599

Bus D&J Bus  •  16 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Djb149 / ...

$99 - $112

Bus Greyhound USA  •  20 h

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il 4425

$81 - $225

Train via New York Penn Station  •  20 h 26 min

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

$150 - $409

Train  •  27 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal

$140 - $430

Drive  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Chicago 783.8 miles

$75 - $120

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

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Chicago is to fly which costs $90 - $370 and takes 4 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Jersey station to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Chicago Amtrak, Il via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h.

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

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The distance between New Jersey and Chicago is 704 miles. The road distance is 783.8 miles.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 12 min and costs $95 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from New Jersey to Chicago, including transfers.

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New Jersey to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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New Jersey to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 17 min and costs $90 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $120 and takes 16 h 12 min, you could also train, which costs $150 - $410 and takes 20 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from New Jersey to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 704.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and Porter Airlines 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 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
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 Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
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
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
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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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

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
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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

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Chicago is 1 h behind New Jersey. It is currently 10:51 AM in New Jersey and 9:51 AM in Chicago.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New Jersey to Chicago is 784 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 51 min to drive from New Jersey to Chicago.

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

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There are 560+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $96 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Newark Airport is to line 62 bus which takes 12 min and costs $1 - $2.

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