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There are 10 ways to get from New York to Illinois by plane, bus, train 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.

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Fly Newark to Chicago Midway  •  4h 19m

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

$109 - $381

Cheapest option

Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 57m

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

$71 - $377

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Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway  •  4h 32m

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

$102 - $494

Fly Newark to Chicago O'Hare, line 600 bus  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) EWR - ORD
  2. Take the line 600 bus from Rosemont CTA Station to Northwest Transportation Center

$108 - $404

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5h 24m

  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

Fly New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 15m

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

$90 - $408

Bus D&J Bus  •  14h 13m

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

$92 - $103

Bus Greyhound USA  •  19h 22m

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

$85 - $216

Train  •  19h 33m

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

$131 - $371

Drive  •  13h 5m

  1. Drive from New York to Chicago 793.7 miles

$75 - $120

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

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The quickest way to get from New York to Illinois is to fly which costs $100 - $390 and takes 4h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Illinois station. However, there are services departing from New York and arriving at Halsted Orange Line Station via Archer & Wentworth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 13m.

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The distance between New York and Illinois is 817 miles. The road distance is 793.7 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Illinois without a car is to bus which takes 14h 13m and costs $90 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4h 19m to get from New York to Illinois, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from New York to Illinois is to fly which takes 4h 19m and costs $100 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $110 and takes 14h 13m, you could also train, which costs $130 - $380 and takes 19h 33m.

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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 Illinois bus services, operated by D&J Bus, arrive at Chicago, IL station.

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Map of how to get from New York to Illinois.
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  • Distance: 817.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 19m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Illinois, 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. Wanda Coach also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
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
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
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
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 Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
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
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Rosemont CTA Station to Northwest Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
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
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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
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
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210

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Illinois is 1h behind New York. It is currently 4:45 PM in New York and 3:45 PM in Illinois.

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

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Delta, Porter Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Illinois. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New York to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $17.

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