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.

Recommended option

Fly New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 24 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 42 min

  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  •  4 h 24 min

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

$114 - $501

Train, train to Newark, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 3 min

  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 Midway (MDW) EWR - MDW

$115 - $393

Train, train to Newark, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 25 min

  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

$110 - $414

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 39 min

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

$86 - $220

Train  •  20 h 47 min

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

$127 - $379

Drive  •  13 h 25 min

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

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

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.

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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 3 h 24 min.

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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 20 h 47 min.

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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 16 h 32 min and costs $95 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min 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 3 h 24 min and costs $80 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $120 and takes 16 h 32 min, you could also train, which costs $120 - $380 and takes 20 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 36 min.

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Chicago is 1 h behind New York JFK Airport (JFK). It is currently 12:43 PM in New York JFK Airport (JFK) and 11:43 AM in Chicago.

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 13 h 25 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Chicago.

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  • Distance: 727.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

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

Delta, JetBlue Airways 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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Rochester
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Akron
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 Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 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 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 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
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 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 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
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
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
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

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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210

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