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There are 6 ways to get from Palm Springs to Chicago by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) PSP - ORD

$175 - $708

Cheapest option

Fly Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago Midway  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PSP - MDW

$155 - $707

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Bus, train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to Chicago Midway  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Downtown Pomona station
  3. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to Chicago Midway (MDW) ONT - MDW

$211 - $765

Bus, train  •  43 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from Riverside Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief

$260 - $800

Bus  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Chicago, Il 1364

$192 - $503

Drive  •  31 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Palm Springs to Chicago 2052.9 miles

$200 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to Chicago is to fly which costs $170 - $750 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palm Springs to Chicago is to fly which costs $170 - $750 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palm Springs to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Palm Springs Amtrak and arriving at Chicago, Il via Riverside Metro Link Sb Lat, San Bernardino Transit Center and San Bernardino, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4 h.

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The distance between Palm Springs and Chicago is 1673 miles. The road distance is 2052.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Chicago without a car is to bus and train which takes 43 h 42 min and costs $260 - $800.

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Palm Springs to Chicago, including transfers.

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Palm Springs to Chicago bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Palm Springs Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Chicago is to fly which takes 5 h 55 min and costs $170 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $190 - $550 and takes 2 days 4 h.

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The quickest flight from Indio/Palm Springs Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 49 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Palm Springs to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 1672.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

What companies run services between Palm Springs, CA, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and four other airlines fly from Palm Springs to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Palm Springs to Chicago via Riverside Amtrak, Riverside Metro Link Sb Lat, San Bernardino Transit Center, E St @ 4th St Nb Fs, and San Bernardino, Ca in around 2 days 4 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago Midway via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago Midway via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Chicago Midway via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Chicago Midway via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Chicago Midway via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Downtown Pomona station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Riverside Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
41 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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.

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 San Bernardino, Ca to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$190 - $320
Flexible
$380 - $500

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More Questions & Answers

Chicago is 2 h ahead of Palm Springs. It is currently 7:31 PM in Palm Springs and 9:31 PM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Palm Springs to Chicago is 2053 miles. It takes approximately 31 h 47 min to drive from Palm Springs to Chicago.

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Frontier Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Indio/Palm Springs Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 590+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is to line 14 bus which takes 8 min and costs $3.

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