There are 5 ways to get from Palm Springs to Chicago 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 to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 45 min

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

$175 - $708

Cheapest option

Fly to Chicago Midway  •  7 h 18 min

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

$155 - $707

3 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  45 h 45 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA 4985
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$270 - $850

Bus  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Town Center & Hahn to 2nd at Commerce 220
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Chicago, Il 1364

$198 - $508

Drive  •  31 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Palm Springs to Chicago 2052.9 miles

$200 - $290

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Palm Springs to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Palm Springs to Chicago via Town Center & Hahn, 2nd at Commerce, Walmart, San Bernardino Transit Center, Sbx- E St @ Rialto Nb Ns, Sbx- E St @ Court Nb Ns, and San Bernardino, Ca in around 2 days 6 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago Midway via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago Midway via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
42 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Bus operators
Sunline Transit
Website
sunline.org
Bus from Town Center & Hahn to 2nd at Commerce
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$190 - $320
Flexible
$380 - $500

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Palm Springs to Chicago?

The distance between Palm Springs and Chicago is 2677 km. The road distance is 3285 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to Chicago?

The cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to Chicago is to fly which costs $170 - $750 and takes 5 h 45 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Palm Springs to Chicago?

The quickest way to get from Palm Springs to Chicago is to fly which takes 5 h 45 min and costs $170 - $750.

Is there a direct bus between Palm Springs and Chicago?

No, there is no direct bus from Palm Springs to Chicago. However, there are services departing from N Palm Cyn at Chino and arriving at Chicago, Il via Town Center & Hahn, Walmart, Sbx- E St @ Rialto Nb Ns and San Bernardino, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6 h.

How long does it take to get from Palm Springs to Chicago?

It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Palm Springs to Chicago, including transfers.