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There are 10 ways to get from New York to Chicago, IL by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Newark, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4h 51m

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

$80 - $299

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Bus  •  15h 44m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Chicago Nyc

$55 - $103

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Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway  •  4h 40m

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

$137 - $765

Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 4m

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

$67 - $265

Fly New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 16m

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

$104 - $435

Bus to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Church St/Reade to Lehigh Valley International Airport Trans Bridge Bus Stop
  2. Fly from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ABE - ORD

$153 - $422

Train to White Plains, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  7h 9m

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

Train  •  19h 19m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited

$95 - $140

Bus via Baltimore  •  23h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD Peter Pan / ...
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown to Chicago "Greyhound"

$106 - $155

Drive  •  13h 7m

  1. Drive from New York to Chicago, IL 794.9 miles

$75 - $120

New York to Chicago, IL by bus and walk

The journey time between New York and Chicago, IL is around 21h 31m and covers a distance of around 796 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 15h 22m. Operated by Wanda Coach and Chicago Transit (CTA), the New York to Chicago, IL service departs from New York, NY - 3 Allen St and arrives in Chicago, IL. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
21h 31m
Fastest journey time:
15h 22m
Journey distance:
796 miles
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
$55
Carbon emissions:
158 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
21:30
Last service departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Chicago, IL bus and walk schedules

New York → Chicago, IL
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Chicago, IL is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Chicago, IL is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Chicago, IL is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from New York to Chicago, IL is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13h 7m.

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The fastest way to get from New York to Chicago, IL is to fly which takes 4h 40m and costs $130 - $800.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Chicago, IL. However, there are services departing from New York, NY - 3 Allen St and arriving at Clark & Harrison via Wentworth & Cermak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall 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, IL is 716 miles. The road distance is 794.9 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Chicago, IL without a car is to bus which takes 15h 44m and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4h 51m to get from New York to Chicago, IL, including transfers.

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New York to Chicago, IL bus services, operated by Wanda Coach, depart from New York, NY - 3 Allen St station.

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New York to Chicago, IL train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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The best way to get from New York to Chicago, IL is to fly which takes 4h 40m and costs $130 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $110 and takes 15h 44m, you could also train, which costs $95 - $140 and takes 19h 19m.

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Map of how to get from New York to Chicago, IL.
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  • Distance: 716.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 51m

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from New York to Chicago, IL every 4 hours. Alternatively, Wanda Coach operates a bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Chicago 3 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $100 and the journey takes 15h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Rochester
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from White Plains to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to White Plains
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
mta.info
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Bus operators
Trans-bridge Lines
Phone
+1 610-868-6001
Email
webmaster@transbridgelines.com
Website
transbridgelines.com
Bus from Church St/Reade to Lehigh Valley International Airport Trans Bridge Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.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 to Baltimore Downtown
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from Baltimore Downtown to Chicago
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 21m.

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New York to Chicago, IL bus services, operated by Wanda Coach, arrive at Chicago station.

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Chicago, IL is 1h behind New York. It is currently 9:30 AM in New York and 8:30 AM in Chicago, IL.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Chicago, IL is 795 miles. It takes approximately 13h 7m to drive from New York to Chicago, IL.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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