There are 8 ways to get from San Antonio to Chicago by plane, 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 San Antonio to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Chicago Midway (MDW) SAT - MDW

$193 - $655

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  28 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio to DFW-Grand Prairie, Texas
  2. Take the bus from Dallas/Forth Worth - Grand Prairie to Chicago

$80 - $159

6 alternative options

Fly San Antonio to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SAT - ORD

$163 - $496

Bus to Austin, fly to Chicago Midway  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Chicago Midway (MDW) AUS - MDW

$229 - $544

Bus to Austin, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) AUS - ORD

$179 - $405

Bus Greyhound USA  •  27 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Dallas, Tx 9386 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Chicago, Il 1500

$126 - $314

Train  •  30 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Texas Eagle

$160 - $490

Drive  •  19 h 45 min

  1. Drive from San Antonio to Chicago 1222.8 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Antonio to Chicago is to bus which costs $80 - $160 and takes 28 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Antonio to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 48 min and costs $190 - $700.

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The distance between San Antonio and Chicago is 1694 km. The road distance is 1956 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from San Antonio to Chicago, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Antonio to Chicago. However, there are services departing from San Antonio, Tx and arriving at Chicago, Il via Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Antonio Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 h 52 min.

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What companies run services between San Antonio, TX, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from San Antonio to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Antonio to Chicago via Dallas, Tx in around 27 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Antonio to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to Chicago Midway via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to Chicago Midway via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to Chicago Midway via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to Chicago Midway via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to Chicago Midway via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from San Antonio to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Austin to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from San Antonio to Chicago O'Hare via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Austin to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Austin to Chicago O'Hare via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Antonio Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
30 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Business Coach Seat
$350 - $490
Room
$650 - $900
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Antonio to DFW-Grand Prairie, Texas
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Dallas/Forth Worth - Grand Prairie to Chicago
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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