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

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Fly to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PIT - MDW

$145 - $327

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Bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Chicago, Il 1607 / ...

$50 - $130

4 alternative options

Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) PIT - ORD

$125 - $408

Train  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited

$75 - $210

Bus Barons Bus  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Akron, Oh 1605 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Akron, OH to Chicago, IL Schedule 21:Cleveland-Chicago

$52 - $103

Drive  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Chicago 462.5 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Chicago is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Chicago is to fly which costs $140 - $330 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pittsburgh, Pa and arriving at Chicago, Il. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station station and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 46 min.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Chicago is 411 miles. The road distance is 462.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Chicago without a car is to train which takes 9 h 46 min and costs $75 - $210.

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from Pittsburgh to Chicago, including transfers.

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Pittsburgh to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Pittsburgh, Pa station.

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Pittsburgh to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Pittsburgh Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 39 min and costs $140 - $330. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $210 and takes 9 h 46 min, you could also bus, which costs $50 - $130 and takes 11 h.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 411.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Pittsburgh to Chicago every 2 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Pittsburgh to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $210 and the journey takes 9 h 46 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Train 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.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
Bus operators
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 Pittsburgh, Pa to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Akron, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40

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The quickest flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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Chicago is 1 h behind Pittsburgh. It is currently 10:32 PM in Pittsburgh and 9:32 PM in Chicago.

Pittsburgh to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Chicago is 463 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 35 min to drive from Pittsburgh to Chicago.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Pittsburgh Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 704+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh Airport is to bus which takes 39 min and costs $3.

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