There are 7 ways to get from Norfolk 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 to Chicago Midway  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Norfolk (ORF) to Chicago Midway (MDW) ORF - MDW

$164 - $630

Cheapest option

Bus  •  25 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Hampton, VA to Washington DC Hampton
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il 1607

$96 - $227

5 alternative options

Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Norfolk (ORF) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ORF - ORD

$144 - $581

Train  •  23 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Norfolk Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak Northeast Regional
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited

$184 - $510

Bus via Richmond, Va  •  24 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Norfolk, Va to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
  3. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il

$107 - $265

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  28 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Norfolk Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak Northeast Regional
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Cardinal

$203 - $549

Drive  •  14 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Norfolk to Chicago 889.2 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Norfolk to Chicago is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Norfolk to Chicago is to fly which takes 2 h 45 min and costs $160 - $650.

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The distance between Norfolk and Chicago is 1123 km. The road distance is 1423 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Norfolk to Chicago, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Norfolk to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Norfolk, Va and arriving at Chicago, Il via Richmond, Va and Washington, Dc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Norfolk to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Norfolk Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak via Washington Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 9 min.

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What companies run services between Norfolk, VA, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Norfolk to Chicago every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Norfolk to Chicago via Washington Union Station Amtrak in around 23 h 9 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Norfolk Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Train from Norfolk Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
23 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Norfolk, Va to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190

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