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 34 min

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

$104 - $336

Cheapest option

Train to Boston, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 37 min

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

$92 - $430

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Fly Providence to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 56 min

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

$104 - $487

Train to Boston, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 25 min

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

$107 - $549

Train, I-93 to Manchester, fly to Chicago Midway  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston South Station Amtrak
  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  •  18 h 59 min

  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 to Chicago, IL Djb149 / ...

$118 - $145

Train  •  22 h 57 min

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

Questions & Answers

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 34 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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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Providence to Chicago, including transfers.

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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 23 h.

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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 Amtrak via Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 57 min.

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The best way to get from Providence to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 34 min and costs $100 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $150 and takes 18 h 59 min, You could also train, which costs $130 - $550 and takes 22 h 57 min..

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Providence to Chicago bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at New York station.

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Map of how to get from Providence to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 838.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Providence to Chicago every 3 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 59 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Providence to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 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 Manchester to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
44 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
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
MBTA
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
mbta.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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 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 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
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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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