There are 11 ways to get from New York 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 Newark to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 15 min

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

$109 - $383

Cheapest option

Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 46 min

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

$67 - $375

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Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 28 min

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

$102 - $494

Fly Newark to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 37 min

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

$104 - $404

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

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

$84 - $404

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 23 min

  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

Train to White Plains, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 35 min

  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

Bus Greyhound USA  •  17 h 55 min

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

$80 - $210

Train  •  19 h 10 min

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

$120 - $370

Bus Wanda Coach  •  19 h 43 min

  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  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Drive from New York to Chicago 793.8 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from New York to Chicago is to fly which costs $100 - $390 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, Ny and arriving at Chicago, Il. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 h 55 min.

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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 19 h 10 min.

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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 17 h 55 min and costs $80 - $210.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from New York to Chicago, including transfers.

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New York to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny 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 4 h 15 min and costs $100 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $210 and takes 17 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs $120 - $370 and takes 19 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from New York to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 715.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and Porter Airlines fly from New York to Chicago every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from New York to Chicago every 3 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $210 and the journey takes 17 h 55 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
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
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
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 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
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 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 Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 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 Rochester
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Saturday
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 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 New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
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 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 White Plains to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
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
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
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 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to White Plains
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $10
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $16
Onboard
$13 - $18
At station
$8 - $13
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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
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
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210
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
Bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
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
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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