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There are 11 ways to get from South Amboy to Chicago by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Newark to Chicago Midway  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Chicago Midway (MDW) EWR - MDW

$110 - $384

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Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the train from South Amboy to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LGA - ORD

$74 - $388

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Train to Newark, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from South Amboy to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) EWR - ORD

$105 - $405

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from South Amboy to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) LGA - MDW

$109 - $507

Train to New York JFK, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from South Amboy to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) JFK - ORD

$93 - $417

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PHL - MDW

$214 - $650

Train, bus  •  16h 30m

  1. Take the train from South Amboy to New York Penn Station North Jersey Coast Line
  2. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Djb149 / ...

$102 - $117

Bus  •  19h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Cheesequake Rest Area, NJ to New York, NY - Port Authority Shore Points: To PABT / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il 4425

$98 - $230

Train  •  21h 10m

  1. Take the train from South Amboy to New York Penn Station North Jersey Coast Line
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited

$127 - $381

Train via Newark Penn Station  •  29h 35m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal

$145 - $439

Drive  •  13h 10m

  1. Drive from South Amboy to Chicago 797.1 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from South Amboy to Chicago is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from South Amboy to Chicago is to fly which costs $110 - $390 and takes 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Amboy to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Cheesequake Rest Area, NJ and arriving at Chicago, Il via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from South Amboy to Chicago station. However, there are services departing from South Amboy and arriving at Chicago Union Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 10m.

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The distance between South Amboy and Chicago is 704 miles. The road distance is 797.1 miles.

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The best way to get from South Amboy to Chicago without a car is to train and bus which takes 16h 30m and costs $100 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from South Amboy to Chicago, including transfers.

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South Amboy to Chicago bus services, operated by Academy Bus, depart from Cheesequake Rest Area, NJ station.

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South Amboy to Chicago train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from South Amboy station.

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The best way to get from South Amboy to Chicago is to fly which takes 4h 40m and costs $110 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $230 and takes 19h 45m, you could also train, which costs $120 - $390 and takes 21h 10m.

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Map of how to get from South Amboy to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 703.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 40m

What companies run services between South Amboy, NJ, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Porter Airlines and Delta fly from South Amboy to Chicago every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Amboy to Chicago via New York, NY - Port Authority and New York, Ny in around 19h 45m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from South Amboy to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from South Amboy to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Train from Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
27h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Bus operators
D&J Bus
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14h
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
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Academy Bus
Phone
201-420-7000
Website
academybus.com
Bus from Cheesequake Rest Area, NJ to New York, NY - Port Authority
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
academybus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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

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Chicago is 1h behind South Amboy. It is currently 2:28 PM in South Amboy and 1:28 PM in Chicago.

South Amboy to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Amboy to Chicago is 797 miles. It takes approximately 13h 10m to drive from South Amboy to Chicago.

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Delta, Porter Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 776+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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