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 53 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 12 min

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

$155 - $707

3 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  45 h 30 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 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Mesa Verde - Roy Wilson Community Center 6
  2. Take the bus from Blythe, Ca to Chicago, Il 1364

$192 - $478

Drive  •  31 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Palm Springs to Chicago 2052.9 miles

$200 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to Chicago is to fly which costs $170 - $750 and takes 5 h 53 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 53 min.

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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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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Palm Springs to Chicago, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palm Springs to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center and arriving at Chicago, Il via Mesa Verde - Roy Wilson Community Center, K-Mart Transfer Center and Blythe, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

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Palm Springs to Chicago bus services, operated by Blythe Wellness Express, arrive at Main & Chanslorway 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 53 min

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 Mesa Verde - Roy Wilson Community Center, K-Mart Transfer Center, 14th Ave. & Lovekin, and Blythe, Ca in around 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 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 48 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
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 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 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago Midway via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago Midway via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago Midway via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
42 h 15 min
Frequency
Once 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
Blythe Wellness Express
Phone
+61 760.922.1140
Website
blythewellnessexpress.org
Bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Mesa Verde - Roy Wilson Community Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
blythewellnessexpress.org
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 Blythe, Ca to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
46 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $300
Flexible
$350 - $460

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