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There are 9 ways to get from Richmond to Chicago by plane, bus, night bus, train 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 Richmond to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) RIC - ORD

$154 - $367

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Bus  •  22 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc 1002 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il 1607 / ...

$92 - $227

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Bus to Charlottesville, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
  2. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CHO - ORD

$225 - $459

Night bus to Norfolk, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the night bus from Richmond, Va to Norfolk, Va
  2. Fly from Norfolk (ORF) to Chicago Midway (MDW) ORF - MDW

$179 - $664

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, VA - 910 N Blvd to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DCA - MDW

$119 - $433

Night bus to Norfolk, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the night bus from Richmond, Va to Norfolk, Va
  2. Fly from Norfolk (ORF) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ORF - ORD

$159 - $615

Bus, train via Washington, Dc  •  21 h

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc 1002 / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited

$117 - $347

Bus, train  •  23 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va 1511 / ...
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Cardinal

$124 - $350

Drive  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Richmond to Chicago 801 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Chicago is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Chicago is to fly which costs $150 - $370 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Richmond to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Richmond, Va and arriving at Chicago, Il via Washington, Dc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 10 min.

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The distance between Richmond and Chicago is 620 miles. The road distance is 801 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Chicago without a car is to bus and train which takes 21 h and costs $110 - $350.

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It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from Richmond to Chicago, including transfers.

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Richmond to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Richmond, Va station.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 28 min and costs $150 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $230 and takes 22 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Richmond Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 7 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 620.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 28 min

What companies run services between Richmond, VA, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Richmond to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Richmond to Chicago via Washington, Dc in around 22 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Richmond to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
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 Charlottesville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Night bus from Richmond, Va to Norfolk, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Richmond, VA - 910 N Blvd to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Book at
easternbus.com

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Chicago is 1 h behind Richmond. It is currently 7:09 PM in Richmond and 6:09 PM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Chicago is 801 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 16 min to drive from Richmond to Chicago.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Richmond Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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Book your Richmond to Chicago bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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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 Richmond to Richmond Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs $1 - $3.

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