There are 9 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago by plane, bus, train 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 New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) JFK - ORD

$81 - $388

Cheapest option

Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LGA - ORD

$72 - $382

7 alternative options

Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) LGA - MDW

$107 - $501

Fly Newark to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 50 min

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

$124 - $396

Fly Newark to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 10 min

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

$119 - $417

Bus D&J Bus  •  16 h 32 min

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

$98 - $112

Bus Greyhound USA  •  20 h 35 min

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

$89 - $223

Train  •  20 h 40 min

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

$127 - $381

Drive  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago 816.9 miles

$80 - $120

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Delta and American Airlines fly from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, D&J Bus operates a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $90 and the journey takes 14 h. Wanda Coach also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
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 Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
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 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
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 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 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
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
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
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
Train operators
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
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 York JFK Airport (JFK) and Chicago is 1164 km. The road distance is 1307 km.

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 13 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 23 min and costs $80 - $390.

No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago. However, there are services departing from JFK International Airport and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak via Jamaica and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 40 min.

No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago. However, there are services departing from JKF Terminal 4 and arriving at Chicago Amtrak, Il via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago, including transfers.

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