Travel from Philadelphia to Chicago

Train, bus or fly from Philadelphia to Chicago?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Philadelphia to Chicago every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Chicago via New York in around 17 h 30 min.

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How to get from Philadelphia to Chicago

ModeDurationPrice
From Suburban Station train to Philadelphia airport, fly to Chicago Midway airport, then subway to Chicago.4 h$172
From Suburban Station train to Philadelphia airport, fly to Chicago O'Hare airport, then subway to Chicago.4 h 30 min$203
From Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak train to BWI Amtrak/MARC Station, bus to Baltimore airport, fly to Chicago Midway airport, then subway to Chicago.4 h 51 min$348
From Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak train to Newark airport, fly to Chicago Midway airport, then subway to Chicago.4 h 55 min$214
From Philadelphia bus to New York then bus to Chicago, IL.17 h 30 min$100
From Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak train to Washington Union Station Amtrak then train to Chicago Union Station Amtrak.20 h 23 min$419
From Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak train to Chicago Union Station Amtrak.26 h 45 min$289
From Philadelphia drive to Chicago.12 h 27 min$91

How long does it take to get from Philadelphia to Chicago?

It takes approximately 4 h to get from Philadelphia to Chicago, including transfers.

Is there a direct train between Philadelphia and Chicago?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 26 h 45 min.

Is there a direct bus between Philadelphia and Chicago?

No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia and arriving at Chicago, IL via New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 30 min.

Operators from Philadelphia to Chicago

OperatorPhoneWebsite
SEPTASEPTA
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
DeltaDelta
Chicago Transit (CTA)Chicago Transit (CTA)
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
Amtrak Acela Express+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak Acela Express
BWI Airport ShuttleBWI Airport Shuttle
Amtrak Northeast Regional+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak Northeast Regional
Porter AirlinesPorter Airlines
HGT BusHGT Bus
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak