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There are 10 ways to get from Ohio to Illinois by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Columbus to Chicago Midway  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Chicago Midway (MDW) CMH - MDW

$125 - $399

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Line 17 bus to Cincinnati, fly to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the line 17 bus from Clifton Ave & Atkinson St to Government Square Area B
  2. Fly from Cincinnati (LUK) to Chicago Midway (MDW) LUK - MDW

$32 - $219

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Fly Dayton to Chicago O'Hare, line 600 bus  •  3 h 21 min

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

$149 - $256

Bus to Cleveland, fly to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from State Rd & Snow Rd to Superior Av & W 6Th St
  2. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Chicago Midway (MDW) CLE - MDW

$118 - $480

Fly Toledo to Chicago O'Hare, line 600 bus, line 608 bus  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Toledo (TOL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) TOL - ORD
  2. Take the line 600 bus from Rosemont CTA Station to Northwest Transportation Center
  3. Take the line 608 bus from Kimberly Drive & Mall Dr to Roselle/Schaumburg

$127 - $346

Line 78 bus to Covington, fly to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the line 78 bus from Vine St & Hollister St to Vine St & 6Th St
  2. Fly from Covington (CVG) to Chicago Midway (MDW) CVG - MDW

$146 - $658

Bus Hoosier Ride  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...

$34 - $99

Bus, train  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh 1090 / ...
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...

$68 - $171

Bus Barons Bus  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus Ohio State University to Chicago, IL Schedule 21:Cleveland-Chicago

$34 - $61

Drive  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Chicago 353.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Ohio to Illinois is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ohio to Illinois is to fly which costs $120 - $400 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ohio to Illinois. However, there are services departing from Columbus, OH and arriving at Loomis & Cermak via Harrison & Jefferson. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 17 min.

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The distance between Ohio and Illinois is 358 miles. The road distance is 353.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Ohio to Illinois without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 17 min and costs $30 - $100.

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It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from Ohio to Illinois, including transfers.

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Ohio to Illinois bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Columbus, OH station.

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The best way to get from Ohio to Illinois is to fly which takes 2 h 44 min and costs $120 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $100 and takes 8 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Columbus Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Ohio to Illinois bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Chicago, IL station.

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Map of how to get from Ohio to Illinois.
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  • Distance: 358.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

What companies run services between Ohio, USA and Illinois, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Columbus to Chicago every 4 hours. Alternatively, Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Columbus to Chicago twice daily. Tickets cost $75 - $100 and the journey takes 7 h 55 min. Barons Bus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Covington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Flights from Toledo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Regional Sky
Website
regionalsky.com
Flights from Cincinnati to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $210
Train operators
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 Toledo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
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
Bus from Kimberly Drive & Mall Dr to Roselle/Schaumburg
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Greater Cleveland Transit
Phone
+1 216-621-9500
Website
riderta.com
Bus from State Rd & Snow Rd to Superior Av & W 6Th St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
riderta.com
Go Metro
Phone
+1 513-632-7575
Email
customerservice@go-metro.com
Website
go-metro.com
Bus from Vine St & Hollister St to Vine St & 6Th St
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
go-metro.com
Bus from Clifton Ave & Atkinson St to Government Square Area B
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
go-metro.com
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus Ohio State University to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
baronsbus.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 Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Illinois is 1 h behind Ohio. It is currently 2:34 PM in Ohio and 1:34 PM in Illinois.

Yes, the driving distance between Ohio to Illinois is 354 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to drive from Ohio to Illinois.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Columbus Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Ohio to Columbus Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs $3 - $5.

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