There are 10 ways to get from Philadelphia to Chicago by plane, train, bus 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 Philadelphia to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PHL - MDW

$140 - $442

Cheapest option

Train to Trenton-Mercer, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Jefferson Station to West Trenton
  2. Fly from Trenton-Mercer (TTN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) TTN - ORD

$74 - $347

8 alternative options

Fly Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) PHL - ORD

$130 - $493

Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BWI - MDW

$180 - $626

Train to Newark, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Chicago Midway (MDW) EWR - MDW

$118 - $427

Bus D&J Bus  •  17 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to New York - 133 E. Broadway
  2. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Djb149 / ...

$102 - $113

Bus Greyhound USA  •  20 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md 3019 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Chicago, Il 1607

$86 - $217

Train via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited

$194 - $556

Train  •  26 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Cardinal

$140 - $400

Drive  •  12 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Chicago 763.6 miles

$75 - $110

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Philadelphia to Chicago every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Chicago via New York - 133 E. Broadway, New York, Chicago, IL, and Cermak-Chinatown in around 17 h 7 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Trenton-Mercer to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
Bus operators
HGT Bus
Website
hgtbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia to New York - 133 E. Broadway
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
D&J Bus
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Philadelphia and Chicago is 1068 km. The road distance is 1222 km.

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Chicago is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 12 h 27 min.

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 6 min and costs $140 - $450.

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.

No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Chicago, Il via Baltimore Downtown, Md. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 5 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Philadelphia to Chicago, including transfers.