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There are 6 ways to get from Scranton to Chicago by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) AVP - ORD

$246 - $467

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  21 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Scranton to New York, NY - P.A.B.T Wilkes Barre / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il 4425

$98 - $262

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Bus, train via Regional Transportation Center  •  17 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Scranton, Pa to Syracuse, Ny 206 / ...
  2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited

$115 - $315

Bus D&J Bus  •  18 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Scranton to New York, NY - P.A.B.T Wilkes Barre / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Djb149 / ...

$113 - $158

Bus, train  •  31 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Scranton to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak Scranton
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal

$182 - $461

Drive  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Scranton to Chicago 705.9 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Scranton to Chicago is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Scranton to Chicago is to fly which costs $240 - $470 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Scranton to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Scranton and arriving at Chicago, Il via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 35 min.

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The distance between Scranton and Chicago is 622 miles. The road distance is 705.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Scranton to Chicago without a car is to bus and train which takes 17 h 19 min and costs $110 - $320.

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Scranton to Chicago, including transfers.

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Scranton to Chicago bus services, operated by Martz Trailways, depart from Scranton station.

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The best way to get from Scranton to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 21 min and costs $240 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $160 and takes 18 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 22 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Scranton to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 621.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

What companies run services between Scranton, PA, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Scranton to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Scranton to Chicago via New York, NY - P.A.B.T, 42 St - Bryant Pk, East Broadway, New York, Chicago, IL, and Cermak-Chinatown in around 18 h 10 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
12 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
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 Scranton, Pa to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Scranton, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210
Martz Trailways
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from Scranton to New York, NY - P.A.B.T
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
Bus from Scranton to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Scranton to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
trailwaysny.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

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More Questions & Answers

Chicago is 1 h behind Scranton. It is currently 1:14 PM in Scranton and 12:14 PM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Scranton to Chicago is 706 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 29 min to drive from Scranton to Chicago.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 704+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Scranton to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $40 - $55.

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