There are 9 ways to get from Ohio 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.

Recommended option

Fly Columbus to Chicago Midway  •  2 h 39 min

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

$125 - $399

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL 0350 / ...

$34 - $99

7 alternative options

Bus to Cleveland, fly to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 34 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

Bus to Covington, fly to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Vine St & Mcmillan St to Government Square Area D
  2. Fly from Covington (CVG) to Chicago Midway (MDW) CVG - MDW

$146 - $658

Fly Dayton to Chicago O'Hare, line 600 bus  •  3 h 17 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

Fly Toledo to Chicago O'Hare, line 600 bus, line 608 bus  •  3 h 26 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

Bus, train Amtrak  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh 1096 / ...
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited / ...

$68 - $171

Bus Barons Bus, train  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Gary, IN Schedules 0023 and 0024 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gary Metro Center to Van Buren St. Ssl

$41 - $104

Drive  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Chicago 353.5 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

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 39 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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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Ohio to Illinois, including transfers.

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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 18 min.

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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 $45 - $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 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Covington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Toledo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Gary Metro Center to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
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 & Mcmillan St to Government Square Area D
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
go-metro.com
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
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $100
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Greyhound USA
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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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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