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There are 11 ways to get from New York to Chicago by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Newark to Chicago Midway  •  4h 30m

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

$109 - $381

Cheapest option

Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare  •  4h 54m

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

$67 - $375

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Fly Newark to Chicago O'Hare  •  4h 44m

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

$104 - $402

Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway  •  4h 43m

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

$102 - $494

Fly New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 12m

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

$86 - $406

Train to White Plains, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from Grand Central to White Plains
  2. Fly from White Plains (HPN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) HPN - ORD

$214 - $676

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PHL - MDW

$217 - $644

Bus D&J Bus  •  14h

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

$75 - $190

Train  •  19h 10m

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

$120 - $370

Bus Wanda Coach  •  19h 43m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Grand Rapids Nyc
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago Union Station 1482-33 / ...

$110 - $130

Drive  •  13h 5m

  1. Drive from New York to Chicago 793.8 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Chicago is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Chicago is to fly which costs $100 - $390 and takes 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York and arriving at Chicago, IL. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19h 10m.

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The distance between New York and Chicago is 715 miles. The road distance is 793.8 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 14h and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from New York to Chicago, including transfers.

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New York to Chicago bus services, operated by D&J Bus, depart from New York station.

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New York 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 to Chicago is to fly which takes 4h 30m and costs $100 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $190 and takes 14h, you could also train, which costs $120 - $370 and takes 19h 10m.

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Map of how to get from New York to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 715.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 30m

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

Southwest Airlines, Porter Airlines and Delta fly from New York to Chicago every 2 hours. Alternatively, D&J Bus operates a bus from New York to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $90 and the journey takes 14h. Two other operators also service this route.

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 39m
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
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
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
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 Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
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 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 Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
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 White Plains to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
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 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 White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $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
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
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
Train operators
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to White Plains
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $11
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $16
Onboard
$13 - $18
At station
$8 - $13
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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, Il
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
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
Bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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New York to Chicago bus services, operated by D&J Bus, arrive at Chicago, IL station.

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Chicago is 1h behind New York. It is currently 8:52 AM in New York and 7:52 AM in Chicago.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Chicago is 794 miles. It takes approximately 13h 5m to drive from New York to Chicago.

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