There are 6 ways to get from Omaha to Chicago by plane, shuttle, 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 Omaha to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Omaha (OMA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) OMA - MDW

$144 - $356

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Chicago, IL 1205 / ...

$60 - $100

4 alternative options

Fly Omaha to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Omaha (OMA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) OMA - ORD

$134 - $306

Shuttle to Lincoln, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Omaha to Lincoln, NE
  2. Fly from Lincoln (LNK) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LNK - ORD

$304 - $387

Train  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Omaha Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak California Zephyr

$75 - $210

Drive  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Omaha to Chicago 470.4 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Omaha to Chicago is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Omaha to Chicago is to fly which costs $140 - $360 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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The distance between Omaha and Chicago is 434 miles. The road distance is 470.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Omaha to Chicago, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Omaha, NE and arriving at Chicago, IL. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Omaha Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 36 min.

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What companies run services between Omaha, NE, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Omaha to Chicago every 4 hours. Alternatively, Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Omaha to Chicago every 3 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $100 and the journey takes 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Omaha to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Omaha to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Omaha to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Lincoln to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Omaha to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Lincoln to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Omaha Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
Bus operators
Navigator Airport Express
Website
navigatorairportexpress.com
Shuttle from Omaha to Lincoln, NE
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
navigatorairportexpress.com
Burlington Trailways

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