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There are 9 ways to get from Providence 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.

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Fly Providence to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PVD - MDW

$104 - $336

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Train to Boston, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BOS - ORD

$92 - $430

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Fly Providence to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) PVD - ORD

$104 - $487

Train to Boston, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BOS - MDW

$107 - $549

Train, I-93 to Manchester, fly to Chicago Midway  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston South Station
  2. Take the I-93 from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
  3. Fly from Manchester (MHT) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MHT - MDW

$169 - $651

Bus D&J Bus  •  22 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Providence to Boston
  2. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York
  3. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Nyc

$127 - $150

Train  •  22 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited

$137 - $547

Bus Greyhound USA  •  23 h

  1. Take the bus from 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il 4425

$100 - $246

Drive  •  16 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Chicago 969.8 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Providence to Chicago is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 16 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Chicago is to fly which costs $100 - $340 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Providence to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Providence and arriving at Chicago, IL via Boston, MA and New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Providence to Chicago station. However, there are services departing from Providence Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station via Boston Back Bay Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 55 min.

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The distance between Providence and Chicago is 838 miles. The road distance is 969.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Providence to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 15 min and costs $120 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Providence to Chicago, including transfers.

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Providence to Chicago bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Providence station.

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Providence to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Providence Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Providence to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 44 min and costs $100 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $150 and takes 22 h 15 min, you could also train, which costs $130 - $550 and takes 22 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Providence to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 838.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

What companies run services between Providence, RI, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Providence to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Providence to Chicago via Boston, Boston, MA, and New York in around 22 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Manchester to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
MBTA
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
MBTA
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston Back Bay Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.bostonexpressbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
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 Providence, Ri to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to New York
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.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

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The quickest flight from Providence Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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Providence to Chicago bus services, operated by D&J Bus, arrive at Chicago, IL station.

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Chicago is 1 h behind Providence. It is currently 12:09 AM in Providence and 11:09 PM in Chicago.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Chicago is 970 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 13 min to drive from Providence to Chicago.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Providence Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 560+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $96 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Providence to Providence Airport is to line 20 bus which takes 34 min and costs $2.

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