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 New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 34 min

  1. LGA - MDW

$102 - $494

Cheapest option

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

  1. LGA - ORD

$67 - $375

9 alternative options

Fly New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 55 min

  1. JFK - ORD

$83 - $406

Fly Newark to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 27 min

  1. EWR - MDW

$97 - $375

Fly Newark to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 47 min

  1. EWR - ORD

$92 - $396

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 30 min

  1. PHL - MDW

$218 - $645

Train to White Plains, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 32 min

  1. HPN - ORD

$214 - $676

Bus Greyhound USA  •  17 h 55 min

  1. 4425 / ...

$80 - $210

Train  •  19 h 5 min

  1. Lake Shore Limited

$120 - $370

Bus Wanda Coach  •  19 h 43 min

  1. Nyc
  2. 1482-33 / ...

$111 - $131

Drive  •  13 h 5 min

  1. 793.8 miles

$75 - $120

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from New York to Chicago hourly. 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 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
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
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
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
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 New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
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 Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
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
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
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 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 Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
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 Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to White Plains
Ave. Duration
35 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
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between New York and Chicago is 1144 km. The road distance is 1270 km.

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

The quickest way to get from New York to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 27 min and costs $95 - $380.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 h 5 min.

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.

It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from New York to Chicago, including transfers.