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.

Recommended option

Fly Richmond to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 17 min

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

$154 - $367

Cheapest option

Bus  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc 3014 / ...
  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 17 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 35 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 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DCA - MDW

$121 - $454

Night bus to Norfolk, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 52 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  •  20 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc 3014 / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited

$117 - $347

Bus, train  •  23 h 29 min

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

$124 - $350

Drive  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Richmond to Chicago 801 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

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 17 min.

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Richmond to Chicago, including transfers.

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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.

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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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Map of how to get from Richmond to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 620.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 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.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Richmond to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Richmond to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Norfolk to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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 Charlottesville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 8 min
Frequency
3 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
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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
Every 30 minutes
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
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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