There are 7 ways to get from Raleigh 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 to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Chicago Midway (MDW) RDU - MDW

$144 - $427

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  24 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Gary, IN
  4. Take the train from Gary Metro Center to Van Buren St. Ssl

$93 - $251

5 alternative options

Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) RDU - ORD

$134 - $368

Train  •  24 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak Silver Star / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited

$153 - $445

Bus  •  25 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
  3. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il

$112 - $281

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  30 h

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak Silver Star / ...
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Cardinal

$172 - $482

Drive  •  13 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Chicago 806 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Chicago is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 56 min and costs $140 - $430.

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The distance between Raleigh and Chicago is 1032 km. The road distance is 1290 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Raleigh to Chicago, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh to Chicago. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Chicago, Il via Raleigh, Nc, Richmond, Va and Washington, Dc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Raleigh to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak via Washington Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 33 min.

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What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Raleigh to Chicago every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Raleigh to Chicago via Washington Union Station Amtrak in around 24 h 33 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
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 Raleigh Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
23 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Gary Metro Center to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Durham, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190

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