How to get from New York to Illinois

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Recommended option

Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 23 min

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

$102 - $494

Cheapest option

Fly New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 50 min

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

$71 - $377

8 alternative options

Fly Newark to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 16 min

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

$97 - $375

Fly New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 58 min

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

$87 - $408

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 19 min

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

$218 - $645

Fly Newark to Chicago O'Hare, line 600 bus  •  5 h 50 min

  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

$96 - $398

Bus D&J Bus  •  14 h 13 min

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

$92 - $103

Bus Greyhound USA  •  19 h 22 min

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

$85 - $216

Train  •  19 h 29 min

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

$131 - $371

Drive  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Drive from New York to Chicago 793.7 miles

$75 - $120

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from New York to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, D&J Bus operates a bus from New York to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $90 and the journey takes 14 h. Wanda Coach also services this route 3 times a week.

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 39 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 9 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
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 Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
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 50 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
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $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
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
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
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
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
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
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
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between New York and Illinois is 1307 km. The road distance is 1270 km.

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

The quickest way to get from New York to Illinois is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs $95 - $380.

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

It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from New York to Illinois, including transfers.