There are 7 ways to get from Norfolk to Chicago by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Chicago Midway  •  2 h 45 min

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

$164 - $630

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Bus  •  25 h 8 min

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

$96 - $232

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Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 4 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 Northeast Regional
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station 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 Cardinal

$203 - $549

Drive  •  14 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Norfolk to Chicago 889.2 miles

$85 - $130

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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 costs $160 - $650 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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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 station. However, there are services departing from Norfolk Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station via Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 9 min.

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The distance between Norfolk and Chicago is 702 miles. The road distance is 889.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Norfolk to Chicago without a car is to train which takes 23 h 9 min and costs $180 - $550.

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

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Norfolk to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Norfolk, Va station.

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Norfolk to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Norfolk Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Norfolk to Chicago is to fly which takes 2 h 45 min and costs $160 - $650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 23 h 9 min, you could also bus, which costs $100 - $270 and takes 24 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Norfolk to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 701.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Norfolk to Chicago every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Norfolk to Chicago via Washington Union Station in around 23 h 9 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 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 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Norfolk Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Once 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
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
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
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

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 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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The quickest flight from Norfolk Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Norfolk to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago, Il station.

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Chicago is 1 h behind Norfolk. It is currently 7:34 PM in Norfolk and 6:34 PM in Chicago.

Norfolk to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Norfolk to Chicago is 889 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 47 min to drive from Norfolk to Chicago.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Norfolk Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 574+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Norfolk to Norfolk Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $22 - $27.

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