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There are 9 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) 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 New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare  •  3h 36m

  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  •  4h 50m

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

$79 - $382

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Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway  •  4h 39m

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

$114 - $501

Fly Newark to Chicago Midway  •  5h 14m

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

$117 - $395

Train, train to Newark, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 28m

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

$112 - $416

Bus D&J Bus  •  16h 32m

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

$98 - $112

Bus Greyhound USA  •  20h 39m

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

$86 - $220

Train  •  20h 44m

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

$129 - $381

Drive  •  13h 25m

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

$80 - $120

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

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago is to fly which costs $80 - $390 and takes 3h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago station. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at Chicago Union Station via Jamaica and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 44m.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Chicago is 728 miles. The road distance is 816.9 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 16h 32m and costs $95 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3h 36m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago is to fly which takes 3h 36m and costs $80 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $120 and takes 16h 32m, you could also train, which costs $120 - $390 and takes 20h 44m.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 48m.

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Chicago is 1h behind New York JFK Airport (JFK). It is currently 12:08 AM in New York JFK Airport (JFK) and 11:08 PM in Chicago.

Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 727.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 36m

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

American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Delta 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 14h. 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
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
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
14h
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
15h
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
18h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago is 817 miles. It takes approximately 13h 25m to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago.

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JetBlue Airways, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 763+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York La Guardia Airport is to shuttle which takes 34m and costs $17.

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