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.

Recommended option

Fly Providence to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 40 min

  1. PVD - MDW

$104 - $336

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  22 h 50 min

  1. 4425

$100 - $246

7 alternative options

Fly Providence to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 3 min

  1. PVD - ORD

$104 - $487

Train to Boston, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 34 min

  1. BOS - MDW

$160 - $549

Train to Boston, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 44 min

  1. BOS - ORD

$145 - $430

Train, I-93 to Manchester, fly to Chicago Midway  •  6 h 53 min

  1. MHT - MDW

$169 - $651

Bus D&J Bus  •  18 h 49 min

  1. Djb149 / ...

$118 - $145

Train  •  23 h 36 min

  1. Acela Express / ...
  2. Lake Shore Limited

$190 - $547

Drive  •  16 h 13 min

  1. 969.8 miles

$95 - $140

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Providence to Chicago every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Providence to Chicago via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal, W 4 St, East Broadway, New York, Chicago, IL, and Cermak-Chinatown in around 18 h 49 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
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 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
48 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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 48 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
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from 1, Kennedy Plaza, Providence to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.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 New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Providence and Chicago is 1341 km. The road distance is 1552 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Providence to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $100 - $340.

No, there is no direct train from Providence to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Providence Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak via Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 36 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Providence to Chicago. However, there are services departing from 1, Kennedy Plaza, Providence and arriving at Chicago Amtrak, Il via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Providence to Chicago, including transfers.